Wetherspoon’s Camden St for Summer 2019

JD Wetherspoon starts development work on its new pub and hotel in Dublin city centre this  week.

The pub and 92-room hotel is set to open in Summer 2019 with the creation of 300 jobs, states the company.

The project to convert a row of derelict properties in Dublin’s Camden Street Upper and Camden Street Lower will cost €18.5 million and the outlet will be called Keavan’s Port Hotel in reference to the original name of Camden Street Upper and Lower being Keavans Port.

“It will be the biggest single investment undertaken by Wetherspoon and will result in our largest hotel alongside a superb pub,” said Wetherspoon Chairman Tim Martin who described his five pubs here as “thriving”.

The pub, set over two levels, will feature a courtyard beer garden while a number of original features of the derelict buildings will be retained and restored.

Bespoke and reclaimed furniture, as well as reclaimed stonework and decorative windows, will be incorporated within the design.

This includes the circular stained glass window which was crafted by Earley & Company (church decorators, stained glass manufacturers and stone carvers) who were based at the site.

Part of the terrace was also a convent of the Little Sisters of Assumption from 1890 until the 1940s. Their former chapel will also be preserved and will form part of the new pub and hotel design which fuses the restored Georgian architecture with contemporary design.




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