We have updated our Cookie Policy

Daft.ie uses cookies to give you the best possible experience when using our service; to offer additional functionality, to personalise content and advertising, to analyse our traffic, and to provide social media features. We also share information about your use of our service with our partners. By continuing to use our site we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Daft.ie. Please read our for more information on how we use cookies and how you can manage your preferences.
BER SINo666of2006exempt

What is BER?

A Building Energy Rating (BER) indicates the energy performance of a property. Using a scale of A to G, higher rated homes will have lower energy bills.

Learn more

Clearys Pub, Lounge, Shops and Apartments, Dublin 1

Restaurant / Bar / Hotel For Sale | 6,028 sq. feet (560 sq. metres)
  • Overview
  • Map View
  • Other properties from this agent


Property Description:

With large scale developments planned at Connolly Station (Over 600 apartments and offices ) and more on the streets around the Station including plans for the largest Hotel in Ireland on Amiens Street the area is attracting new retailers and investors.

With the decision by much loved landlord Dessie Hanlon to retire from "Behind the Stick" Coldwell Banker Commercial as sole agent offers a wonderful retailing and investment opportunity with the sale of J & M Clearys Pub, on Amiens Sreet with its adjoining lounge,/ function room , 3 large overhead 2 bedroom apartments and 2 adjacent rented retail units.

One of Dublin's oldest pubs it is a listed building with a rich history. Michael Collins held meetings there during the 1918-21 War of Independence and frequently slept in one of the overhead apartments.Images of Michael Collins and other Irish heroes from the time still adorn the walls.

The overhead apartments are period jewels with original fireplaces, decorative features and one truly amazing mantle piece .

Approximate Sizes
Bar - 102s.m. - 1,097sq.ft.

Lounge / Function Room - 179s.m. - 1,926sq.ft.

Barber Shop - 20.48s.m. - 220sq.ft. Let €600 per month

Locksmith - 30.28s.m. - 326sq.ft. Let Reserved Rent €1625 per month

Apartment 1 - 79s.m. - 850sq.ft. Let €1300 per month (Duplex)

Apartment 2 - 74.47s.m. - 802sq.ft. Let €1200 per month

Apartment 3 - 74.47s.m. - 802sq.ft. Let at €1400 per month

History of J& M Cleary's Pub
J & M Cleary was built in the late 1800's. Its intended use was as a boarding house for the workers from Great Drogheda and Northern Railways building Connolly Station. The station took 14 years to build. In 1846, the building became a public house and it was first named 'The Signal House'. While known under this name, The Signal House was mentioned in James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. The surrounding areas of Talbot Street and Amiens Street were known to be rough and used as a red-light district, which is clearly known in Ulysses as 'Monto'.

It was then leased to a merchant called Hennessy, but then went on to be leased to the Cleary family. The Cleary's did not have to pay for electricity costs as the railway bridge that was built was blocking the natural sunlight. The Cleary family ran the business for more than 90 years. Jim Cleary the original owner, was great friends with Michael Collins and Harry Boland, leaders of the Easter Rising. Both Cleary and Boland played hurling for Faugh's hurling team. Jim Cleary also represented Dublin and achieved two All-Ireland medals and 4 Leinster medals for hurling. Collins was a frequent visitor to the pub along with Boland. This led to them holding numerous meetings there in relation to the 1916 Rising and the Irish War of Independence. They also received a lot of information from the rail and dock workers while drinking in the pub, about the comings and goings of British soldiers. The 1996 film 'Michael Collins' starring Liam Neeson as Collins and many other well-known actors such as Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea and Brendan Gleeson featured scenes which were filmed in Cleary's. Another well-known Irish film 'The Commitments' (1991), based on the book by Roddy Doyle, was filmed there also. The film 'Term of Trial' starring Laurence Olivier was also shot in Cleary's. The 2010 documentary 'Ireland's Greatest' narrated by Michael McDowell, was briefly filmed here in which the current owner and a local historian gave information on Collins and the pubs use over time. The bar has a preservation order befitting one of the Northsides oldest pubs and historical importance.


The details & particulars contained within this brochure, are for
guidance only and do not form part of any contract or intent to
contract. While every care has been taken in the preparation we do not
hold ourselves responsible for any inaccuracies. They are issued on
the understanding that all negotiations will be conducted through this
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or
services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation
into the working order of these items. All measurements are
approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.We shall have
no liability for any errors in the measurements and interested parties
should conduct their own survey

BER Details

BER SINo666of2006exempt

What is BER?

A Building Energy Rating (BER) indicates the energy performance of a property. Using a scale of A to G, higher rated homes will have lower energy bills.

Learn more
What's this?

Daft Property Shortcode:


Date Entered/Renewed:

5/6/2020 (27 days ago)

Property Views:

Show on Map

Road map

Map Legend:

Exact Location Match Exact location match


Clearys Pub, Lounge, Shops and Apartments

Distance to City Centre:

0.8 km (0.5 miles), 5 minute walk

Public transport routes that service Dublin 1:

  • Train: Dart
  • Tram: Luas (Tallaght Line)
  • Bus: 140, 4
Negotiator Photo

Nick Hughes

Contact me about
this or any of our
listed properties.


Sending Reply

Terms of Use

We want you to know exactly how our service works, why we need your details, how we process that information as well as your rights and responsibilities. Please state that you have read and agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before continuing.

Send message
Phone Between Hours: Anytime
Share on:
Viewing 1 of 33 photos
Clearys Pub, Lounge, Shops and Apartments, Dublin 1, Co. Dublin