It’s an age old tradition that licensed restaurants in Ireland shut their doors on 2 days per year; Christmas Day and Good Friday.
While the Christmas day tradition travels far and wide, the Good Friday closure is fairly unique to Ireland, often causing confusion and distress for tourists.
However, Fire, the restaurant at Dublin’s Mansion House have announced that they are bucking that trend this year and are going to throw their doors open to tourists and locals alike on Good Friday.
The lounge is open from midday, and the restaurant opens an hour later until late. FIRE has announced a special menu of non-alcoholic cocktails, and carefully sourced non-alcoholic wines to complement the new, exciting menus.
Commenting on the initiative, Padraic O’Kane of Fire said “Tourism is enormously important to Ireland, Dublin and our business. We’ve a hard won reputation for a Céad Míle Fáilte, yet each year for one night, at the start of the vital tourist season, restaurants and bars are shuttered. We decided that this would be the year that we’d buck the trend, and throw open our doors.”
Read all about it here: www.mansionhouse.ie/fire-restaurant/good–friday-and-easter