June opening for Carlow Wetherspoons

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon will begin development work on its new pub in Carlow next month.

The former Traders Bar in Tullow Street is being redeveloped at a cost of just over €3 million and will now be called The Tullow Gate. It’s set to open next June.

A total of 50 new jobs will be created.

The pub takes its name from the Tullow Gate, one of the four town gates in the old walls around Carlow, that once stood near to the site of the new pub.

The proposed design for the new outlet incorporates one bar and customer area on the ground floor and a second bar on the first floor.

A first-floor roof terrace, accessed via Summer doors through the first-floor bar, has a partially-covered space as well as an outdoor customer area at the rear of the premises.

“Hopefully the new pub will act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in Carlow,” commented Wetherspoon Founder and Chairman Tim Martin.

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