Irish pub sold for a song at auction

The Kilbride Inn, Co Roscommon sold for just €42,000

A pub in Co Roscommon has become Ireland’s cheapest pub after being sold in an online auction.

The former Kilbride Inn was sold with a reserve price of between €28,000 and €32,000 by Allsop Online Auctions.

After seven bids on the property, the pub smashed through the reserve price and sold for €42,000.
The Kilbride Inn, Co Roscommon sold for just €42,000
The new owners could have got themselves a real bargain. The pub is in the Four Mile House townsland, around 10 kilometres north of Roscommon town.
It was described in the listing as: “Former public house situated on a site extending to approximately 1.82 hectares, or 4.5 acres.”
The building is across two floors which is ideal for a pub in the downstairs area, while the upstairs can be used as a residential space – as stated in the listing: “Internally the property provides a ground floor bar and lounge together with a four bedroom dwelling overhead.”
The pub also has a large carpark to the back and side of the building.
Not too bad for a mere €42,000, the new owners could have a little goldmine on their hands.
Irish pubs are famous across the world for their friendly atmosphere and sense of fun. In many surveys they are even listed as the number one attraction given by tourists for why they wanted to visit Ireland.
Take a look at our list of reasons why the Irish pub is so popular.

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling