In a social media post yesterday evening, it was confirmed that Durkin's bar and restaurant in Ballaghaderreen is closing after 48 years in the catering industry, 44 of them at their present location.
The post reads “unfortunately we are announcing that Durkin’s Bar, Restaurant & Accommodation will not be reopened by the Durkin family after the Covid 19 lockdown”.
In making the announcement, they reflected on almost half century in business: “There have been many, many more good times than bad over those 48 years, first on Main Street and then from April 1st, 1976, until March 16th last at The Square, not least being all friends we have made through the business.
We wish to thank all our customers from the town of Ballaghaderreen, the surrounding areas and further afield for their loyal custom over the years, many going back to the earliest years.
We wish to also thank all our loyal staff over the years who made Durkins the success and the popular destination for a night out it was for so many people”.