Licensing guidelines

Permitted hours

Monday to Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30pm

Friday and Saturday from 10:30am to 12.30pm

Sunday from 12:30pm to 11:00pm

We have a Special Exemption Order which allows us to serve weddings etc. until 2:30am.

Under 18’s

You must be 18 or over to buy alcohol in Ireland.

It is an offence to:

Serve alcohol to a person who is under 18

Pretend to be 18 or over in order to buy alcohol

Buy alcohol on behalf of someone who is under 18

It is also an offence to give alcohol to a person who is under 18, unless it is in someone’s home, and the child has the consent of their parents.

You can bring your child (under 18) to a pub with you with some restrictions:

Children under 15 must be supervised at all times

Children under 15 can only be on the premises between the hours of 10:30 am and 9:00 pm (10:00 pm from May to September)

Children aged 15 and over, who are accompanied by their parent or guardian, can stay on the premises after 9:00 (10:00 pm from May to September) if they are attending a private function where a substantial meal is being served

The licence can also refuse to allow a child or children on the premises if they believe that doing so would be harmful to the child’s health, safety or welfare.

Non-alcoholic beers wines etc

It is our Company policy NOT to serve non-alcoholic  beers, wines etc to under 18s.

Legally we would not be committing any offence, but there are good reasons why we choose not to.

Once the drink is in a glass, it is very difficult to know whether it is alcoholic or not. This makes it difficult for us to enforce under age drinking rules. Also other guests may believe we are serving alcohol to under 18s.

Heineken and others do not market their 0.0 products at minors.


We are allowed to serve residents of the hotel 24 hours a day. Residents are not entitled to be served 24 hours a day.

We accommodate them when it is reasonable and we are not committing an offence or compromising the health and safety of our team members and other guests.

Fines and penalties

Offence Penalty
Selling or giving alcohol to a person under 18 Fine of up to €5,000 and a closure order for a licence holder
Underage drinking

Pretending to be 18 or over to buy alcohol

Allowing your child or children to be in a licenced premises without supervision

Fine of up to €500
Supplying alcohol to a drunken person Fine of €4000 for a first offence and €5000 for second or subsequent offence
Acting in disorderly conduct or failing to leave a licenced premises when asked to leave by the licence holder or a Garda Fine of up to €500
Being so drunk in a public place that you pose a risk to yourself or others Fine of up to €500
Altering a Garda Age Card Fine of up to €2500 and/or imprisonment for up to 12 months