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The Bernard Shaw on Richmond Street South, Dublin 2.; The Porterhouse Whitworth at Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Further to the news that the Bernard Shaw in Dublin 2 is closing

Marie Clare Digby, in The Irish Times, reports:

Trevor O’Shea’s Bodytonic hospitality and entertainment group has taken over the Porterhouse Whitworth, at Cross Guns Bridge, and when the Bernard Shaw closes at the end of October, as much of its footprint as possible, including the Eatyard food truck space, is transferring to the new venue. Even the name may be re-used.

Bernard Shaw pub to reopen on Dublin’s north side (Marie Clare Digby, The Irish Times)

Previously: Heartbreak House

Nothing To See Here

The vote on Dublin City Council to reverse a May 2019 decision blocking the sale of land close to The Bernard Shaw and Eatyard (top)

Unfit for social housing, apparently.



Councillors Overturn Earlier Vote Not to Sell Off Patch of Land (Lois Kapila, Dublin Inquirer)

Earlier: Meanwhile, Opposite The Bernard Shaw

Yesterday: Heartbreak House


Related: On Richmond Street South, a Row of Tenants Resist Eviction (Lois Kapila, Dublin Inquirer)

Yesterday: Heartbreak House

Pic: Lois Kapila/Dublin Inquirer

This afternoon.

Richmond Street South, Dublin 2.

Via Shaw & Shoddytonic Crew

We’ve tried really hard over the last few months to renew the lease, stay on longer, or buy the place. A lot of things didn’t go our way over the last 12 months either, but it’s out of our hands now unfortunately.

…Dublin is changing, we can all see and feel it but we are going nowhere & we won’t go down without a fight. We’ll start something else, somewhere else [ plans are afoot ] , and keep fighting the good fight.

There are so many young creative, clever, smart people in Dublin & Ireland at the moment – there’s lots to be optimistic about – but they need the spaces to meet each other, make plans, and make them happen!

We’ll have more info, lineups, events, wakes, next steps out over the next few days & weeks…. until the end of October we’re open as normal, we’re ready for y’all and we’re gonna party like its….2019!

It is with heavy heart… (Bernard Shaw)

The Bernard Shaw and Eatyard Are To Close On October 31 (Golden Plec)




The Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin 2

Following reports that An Bord Pleanála has denied the Bernard Shaw pub, in Dublin 2, permission to continue operating its beer garden area at the rear of the property, after complaints from local residents, a petition was set up against the decision.

A total of 19,300 signatures have already been collected online.

Johnny Brennan writes:

“The Bernard Shaw is a cultural institution in Dublin. The venue’s contribution to the vibrancy of our city is met by few other and now it faces losing a planning bid to continue operating outside beer garden and Big Blue Bus area.

“The recent criticism is apparently over noise complaints from ‘local residents’, however The Bernard Shaw has been operating happily and peacefully as such since 2006.

“It is one of the most unique spaces we have in our city, which actively supports and encourages the cultural growth Dublin so desperately needs.

“Please sign and show An Bord Pleanála how important this space is and that taking it away would be drastically harmful to Dublin’s development as an attractive and vibrant cultural hub.”

Save The Bernard Shaw’s beer garden and Big Blue Bus area (Petition)


On Saturday, August 27.

At the Bernard Shaw pub on South Richmond Street at 2pm.

An art auction to raise funds for the homeless service, Inner City Helping Homeless.

This time Art for Change is partnering with Dublin’s frontline homeless service, the entirely volunteer-run charity; Inner City Helping Homeless. This fundraising event will take place in the beer garden of the Bernard Shaw pub on Saturday the 27th of August.

Inner City Helping Homeless was formed in November 2013 to combat the ever growing homeless crisis that is clearly evident across the city of Dublin. They operate a seven-day outreach service across the city.

This support service operates nightly, providing access to beds, sleeping bags, food and/or case management referral. They also offer a 16-hour daily outreach service, responding to rough sleeper reports within 15 minutes of a call. Their day service operates case management alongside client referral also advocating on behalf of the clients. Inner City Helping Homeless is 100% volunteer-run.

This charity event will raise funds for Inner City Helping Homeless, while promoting some great artists here in Dublin, through an exhibition and auction event to be held in the welcoming environment of the Bernard Shaw pub on South Richmond Street.

Charity art auction (Facebook)

Art for Change

Previously: No Homeless Here

‘He Died Of Pneumonia’

Thanks John Chambers



Annie writes

“I’m throwing an event this Saturday (1pm – 3pm) for the Beatyard festival at the Bernard Shaw, Richmond Street, Dublin 2, Just wondering if it would interest your readers? Tickets are €5 but if you use the code BEATYARD they are just €3, for that you get:
– tasting of Brown Paper Bag Project beers with brewer Brian Short
– digital photography class with Claire Nash
– some pizza…”

Tickets here