Popular Liberties pub ‘The Clock’ closes

Popular local pub ‘The Clock’ closed its doors for the final time in late February.  

The Thomas Street pub took to Facebook to announce its closure with immediate effect as the building had been sold, leaving the lease void.  

“Hi folks with a heavy heart we closed our doors tonight for our final time we have had some amazing moments we tried our best to keep it open but as always in this country money talks,” they said in the post.  

The Clock Bar’s Facebook Post

The news of the pubs closure has been met with disappointment and sadness from many who have been.  

Linda Lawless, 46, spoke fondly about her experiences at The Clock.

“I’m devastated, it was a great spot for a good pint of Guinness when watching the Dubs play. In my opinion, they produced one of, if not the best pint of Guinness in the whole of Dublin. The place will just become even more gentrified than it already is.” 


The Clock was famed for hosting karaoke, bingo, and quiz nights along with screening numerous different sports games. 

Dublin 8 local, Joe Duggan, 60 expressed his sadness after hearing of the pub’s closure.

“It’s so unfortunate but it is what it is, I’ve always had a great time in there so it will be sad to see it close its doors. It will be yet another great Dublin closed due to how expensive this country is at the minute.”

The Exterior of ‘The Clock’ following closure – Credit: Jamie Ryan

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