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Music | Dublin’s much-loved Sweeney’s is to close


The rumours had circulated yesterday that the much-loved Sweeney’s bar and venue on Dame Street in Dublin was to close.

As reported by Goldenplec, the bar had announced an end of the world event on its website, but it was speculated by other outlets that Sweeney’s would continue to host some of the finest rock acts and troubadours at least until June.

The news that many feared came an hour ago through Sweeney’s Facebook page with a statement;

It’s with a heavy heart that we can confirm the rumours are true, Sweeney’s, as we know it, will be shutting it’s doors at the end of June this year.”

According to The Journal, the venue is to be sold off as part of a portfolio once the tenancy expires at the end of next month.

The full statement from the bar and venue can be read below.