Eire's solely alcohol-free pub is closing after 4 years

By Fiona Frawley.

The bar first opened in 2019.

The Virgin Mary of Capel Avenue has closed its doorways for the ultimate time this month.

Talking to The Occasions, a consultant from the bar confirmed the closure, including that “spiralling prices had been an enormous issue for us”.

Pubs, cafés and eating places throughout Eire have struggled to maintain afloat amidst rising prices as a result of inflation, staffing points and different lasting results of the pandemic and numerous lockdowns.

The Virgin Mary opened in Might of 2019, turning into the one pub in Eire to serve completely non-alcoholic drinks. The Capel Avenue bar had been identified for his or her mocktails and in depth number of non-alcoholic beers and spirits.

Whereas time has been referred to as on their Dublin metropolis location, this is not the tip for The Virgin Mary.

The pub has introduced they’re going to be taking their idea cell, popping up at festivals, occasions and extra throughout the island of Eire.

Whereas not a lot has been revealed concerning the new enterprise mannequin or the place we are able to anticipate to see TVM popping up first, they teased “get able to see much more of us within the coming months”.

You possibly can maintain updated with The Virgin Mary and its upcoming occasions through Instagram.

It’s also possible to order non-alcoholic drinks “sober starter kits” and extra by their web site.

This text initially appeared on LovinDublin.

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