Peter Clohessey's Bar and the adjacent Sin Bin night club have closed their doors after 13 years of business in Limerick City. The premises owned by Munster and Ireland legend Peter 'The Claw' Clohessey had been a favourite in the city for a number of years, particularly among Munster rugby fans in the city.
However, the decision has been taken to close the bar and night club with a notice posted first in the window and subsequently on Facebook. It is believed the closure will affect over 50 staff members. Two of Clohessey's other premises, Small Claws and Crokers will remain open.
A number of factors have been mooted for a drop in business at the bar, with the prolonged redevelopment of the quays area being held as a primary problem.