The iconic Tynan's Bridge House Tavern, Kilkenny for sale on-line

The iconic Tynan's Bridge House Tavern, Kilkenny for sale on-line
Sean Keane

One of the city's most iconic addresses and best known public houses is going up for auction.

After being closed earlier this year, the famed, Tynan's Bridge House Tavern on John's Bridge is going under the gavel.

A protected structure its interior has been copied many times but never equalled.

Interestingly, the auction is taking place on-line only and will be conducted by Allsops on Tuesday, September 13 from 8am with the last bid accepted at 5.06pm.

Named Irish pub of the year in 1977 and run for many years by Michael Tynan, it was most recently owned by James Tynan before it was taken over by a number of financial institutions. It is currently owned by Chase Manhattan Bank and a hedge fund who purchased it as part of a loan book deal from one of the country's financial institutions.

It has been looked after by a Cork based accountancy firm, on their behalf, for some time.

Its seven day licence has expired and the building is in need of a lot of restoration work.

The property is arranged over basement with two upper floors. Internally the property comprises an open plan public house at ground floor level together with cold room at basement level and storage overhead. The property benefits from a rear garden area.

Staff were shocked when the premises was closed in May.

Accommodation

Total: 249 sq m(2,680 sq ft)

Basement 66.7sq m(718sq ft)

Ground floor 89.4 sq m(962 sq ft)

First floor 81.3 sq m(875 sq ft)

Second floor 11.6 sq m (125 sq ft)

NB: Floor areas provided by the Vendor.