Beloved award-winning character pub and restaurant, Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant, on the Cooley Peninsula closed by bank.

Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant in Rockmarshall, Jenkinstown, County Louth, on the scenic road from Dundalk to Carlingford, named in the Michelin Ireland guide and described there as “a hugely characterful pub on the coast road, at the foot of the mountains, featuring beautiful flower displays and a wealth of memorabilia”, has closed its doors.

The multiple-award winning restaurant and pub, loved by locals and known for its chowder and its eclectic atmosphere, posted the following on its Facebook page today:

The Fitzpatrick Family would like to let our customers know that the Bank of Ireland have closed the business despite our best efforts to resolve the matter. The bank have ended the jobs of loyal staff who have been with Fitzpatricks for years.

We would like to thank the staff for their loyalty and apologise for the way they are being treated by the bank.

And also we apologise to all our loyal customers over the years and thank you all very much who have supported us over the past 25 years.

The Fitzpatrick family have been owners and proprietors of the bar and restaurant since 1993.

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