Bruce Springsteen Limerick concert is a big boost for city pubs

Publicans are set for a major cash injection mid-July thanks to the Munster final and the Bruce Springsteen concert which are set to attract 75,000 visitors to the city.

“It is a great fillip in the summer for the pubs which generally would be quieter at this time,” said publican Jerry O’Dea, the local representative for the Vintners Federation of Ireland.

“We are delighted to welcome Cork to the Gaelic Grounds and to the city and to show off the fine city we have. The publicans will be playing their part in the welcoming of the visitors to town not just for the Munster final but also for the Bruce Springsteen concert.”

City publicans are seeking permission to keep their pubs open until 2am on July 17 after the sell-out concert by ‘The Boss’ at Thomond Park.

A special exemption is being sought by Jerry O’Dea on behalf of local publicans, to cater for the huge influx of fans – upwards on 30,000 will pack into the rugby grounds for what will be the biggest music concert ever staged in the city.

Mr O’Dea is to apply to the district court on Thursday for the special exemption which, if granted, will enable pubs in the city and city environs “out to areas as far as Raheen and Corbally” to serve alcohol until 2am.

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