New Wetherspoons set for Dublin city centre

JD Wetherspoon is to start development work on a new pub and hotel in Dublin city centre on Tuesday May 8. The pub and 92-room hotel is set to open in the summer of 2019 – with the creation of 300 jobs.

The project to convert a row of derelict properties in Camden Street Upper and Camden Street Lower will cost €18.5m, around £16.2m.

In a series of historic maps and records dating back to 1673, the original name of Camden Street Upper and Lower was Keavans Port, so the new venue will be called named Keavan’s Port Hotel.

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said, “We are looking forward to developing the site into a fantastic pub and hotel. It will be the biggest single investment undertaken by Wetherspoon and will result in our largest hotel alongside a superb pub.

“Our pubs in the Republic of Ireland are thriving and we are confident that the pub and hotel will be a great asset to Dublin and act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in the city.”