Larry Tompkins sports bar is put up for sale

Larry Tompkins sports bar is put up for sale
Larry Tompkins Bar on Lavitt's Quay.

A LANDMARK Cork city bar, named after and run by GAA legend Larry Tompkins, has been put up for sale. 

The Lavitt's Quay bar has become one of Cork's best-loved sports bars, particularly popular with Cheltenham punters and those looking for a cosy spot to watch GAA, rugby and soccer. 

Tompkins, the All Ireland winning Cork football captain in 1990, has had his name over the door for more than 20 years but the premises has now been put on the market. 

Larry Tompkins, the All-Ireland winning Cork football captain in 1990, outside his bar in Cork. 
Larry Tompkins, the All-Ireland winning Cork football captain in 1990, outside his bar in Cork. 

Located between St Patrick's Bridge and the Opera House on Lavitts Quay, the bar is expected to fetch more than €700,000.

It's owned and run by Mr Tompkins, whose stellar football career saw him play in his birth county of Kildare, in Wicklow, Cork and west Cork's Castlehaven, as well as a spell in the Bronx and New York in the 1980s.

The corner property has about 5,000 sq ft, trading over two levels and it includes a two-bed apartment up top.

Auctioneer Tony Morrissey says Mr Tomkpins' decision to step back from the taps “represents an excellent opportunity to acquire this well-known licensed premises, enjoying a current sound annual turnover but also offering undoubted scope to increase the business through active, hands-on management.” 




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