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PICS: An Iconic Dublin Pub Has Been Destroyed Following A Blaze Last Night

By Darragh Berry

November 15, 2018 at 12:11pm

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A large fire has destroyed an iconic Dublin pub in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The fire broke out in a pub in the village of Finglas, Bottom Of The Hill, and caused serious damage to the premise.

It started shortly after 1am and took the Fire Brigade almost six hours to get under control.

Units from Finglas Phibsboro, and Tara Street were on the scene until 7am on Thursday morning.

According to Dublin Fire Brigade, the fire started in an office above the pub and the first calls were at 12:55am.

Delays are still expected in the area and the scene is now under examination in order to determine what caused the fire.

Councillor Noeleen Reilly said on Twitter that:

"Very sad to see such damage to the bottom of the hill pub in Finglas. The main thing is that no one was hurt.

"Thinking of the owners, staff and customers at this sad time. Such a landmark venue.

"There may be delays to some buses in the area."

Gardaí said that:

"The fire occurred at the premises on Main St., Finglas at approximately 12.40am this morning. Gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade attended at the scene. There was traffic restrictions in the area for a period of time but they have now been lifted. No one was injured in the incident.

"Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Finglas garda station on 01 6667500."

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