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The Bróg Maker, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 YY09

Leisure Property Sold



The Bróg Maker is a landmark, award winning licenced premises situated in a location in the heart of Medievel Kilkenny City just opposite the Newpark Hotel, 800m from McDonagh Junction Railway Station and Shopping Centre and 1.5km from the junction of High Street and the Parade. The building enjoys considerable prominence on the western side of the Castlecomer Road (R887) due to the road frontage and Attractive traditional design. It is situated close to the many important commercial, hotel, guest house and business occupiers of Kilkenny City centre. It also lies adjacent to many residential estates in the Newpark area of Kilkenny.

Full Description

The Bróg Maker is a rare opportunity to acquire a trading licenced premises with an established clientele and with overhead accomodation extending to 14 ensuite bedrooms on two adjoining sites totalling approximately 0.275 hectares (0.7 Acres). The building has an attractive traditional look but in fact boasts a modern (1994) two storey building with apex roof and concrete floor superstructure. The building is fitted with traditional looking double glazed timberframe sash windows throughout.


The Bar and Restaurant comprises a large bar and lounge with an award winning, full service food with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner ala carte menus served all day. The bar has live entertainment at weekends and big screen TV's show live coverage of soccer, hurling, rugby and other major sporting events. There is also a conference room available if required. 


The accomodation comprises a reception together with 14 ensuite bedrooms overhead. 


There are 51 marked car spaces in total with 22 to the rear, 29 on the site adjacent to the south. There are another 10 spaces to the side along the public footpath. 


The entire property is immaculately maintained and is currently in ‘Walk-In’ condition for similar users. Features include a modern central heating system and Fire Detection & Alarm system meeting the current standards.


'Saint Judes, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, R95 PNE2'

The property also includes a 4 bed detached residential dormer bungalow adjoining which is currently generating a separate residential letting income but is ideally located to provide accomodation for the Bróg Maker's Management. This may be purchased separately through Fitzgerald Auctioneers who are seeking €150,000 for the property.


The property will be available at the auction in three lots:

Lot 1: The Bróg Maker, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, R95 Y09 - Guiding €650,000

Lot 2: Saint Judes, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, R95 PNE2 - Guiding €150,000

Lot 3: The Entire  - Guiding €800,000



Auction Date:

The property was sold prior to the auction date.




M.J. Crotty and Son Solicitors, 45 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, tel:  056 772 2056, email: 



Land Use Zoning:

The land use zoning is Existing Residential under the Kilkenny City & Environs Development Plan 2014 to 2020. 


Further Development:

The site has a valuable further development potential (subject to planning permission) given the zoning and its regular shape. The building is not on the record of protected structures.

The development received planning permission from Kilkenny County Council under permission ref: 94990057


Viewing / Further Information:

For further information or to organise a viewing, please contact:

FitzGerald Auctioneers

24 Patrick Street, Kilkenny


David FitzGerald, Phone No: 056 777 0888



St. Stephen’s Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Phone No: 01 638 2700

JP FlynnPhone No: 01-638 2726


Available on Request.

Floor Plans

Available on request.

Viewing Details

By special appointment with the sole letting agent, Lisney.

Contact Details

Address: St Stephen's Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353-1-638 2700 or you can also email us at

Lisney for themselves and the Vendor/Lessor whose Agents they are give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

3. The particulars, various plans, photographs, dimensions, references to condition and permissions for use and occupation  are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and any intending Purchasers or Tenants shall satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to correctness of each of them. No omission, accidental error or misdescription shall be ground for a claim for compensation or for the rescission of the contract by either the Vendor/Lessor or the Purchaser/Tenant.

  4. Neither the Vendor/Lessor nor Lisney nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. 5. Prices are quoted exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated) and all negotiations are conducted on the basis that the Purchaser/Tenant shall be liable for any VAT arising on the transaction. PSRA No. 001848.

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.