The former Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre in Tullamore which will be reopened as a new entertainment venue next week.

Entertainment venue linked to Shane Lowry to open next week

A new bar, café, and restaurant, developed by a partnership involving Shane Lowry, will open in Tullamore on Thursday.

To be known as The Old Warehouse, the business is located in the former Tullamore DEW visitor centre premises on Bury Quay.

The project is being developed by Emante Ltd, a company involving Lowry and Alan Clancy, a prominent figure in the entertainment and hospitality industry,

In September 2020, previous owners William Grant & Sons announced the closure of the Tullamore DEW Visitor centre in Bury Quay, saying it intended to relocate the Visitor Centre Experience to their state-of-the-art whiskey distillery along the Tullamore bypass which opened earlier this year.

Last November, it confirmed it had sold the premises to Emante Ltd.

Planning permission for the conversion of the building to a café, gastropub and live music venue was granted in May and work has been ongoing in recent months.

Alan Clancy, originally from Clonmellon in Westmeath, and the NolaClan group, already operate a string of bars, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs across the country.