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Scraggs Alley, Carlow

€ 550,000

Extensive and well-appointed licensed premises and nightclub

Town centre location

Close to Carlow South-East Technological University

Alternative use potential

Substantial annual turnover potential

Excellent business opportunity


Scragg’s Alley is situated at 12 Tullow Street, in the heart of Carlow Town Centre, Co Carlow. Tullow Street is the principal shopping and entertainment thoroughfare in the town and enjoys a high volume of pedestrian footfall on a daily basis. Adjoining occupiers include numerous retail outlets and stores along with several bars and restaurants. The property is immediately adjacent Shaws department store.

Carlow is situated on the River Barrow approximately 84kms from Dublin and c.37kms north of Kilkenny. It has a population of 24,272 (Census, 2016) which swells during the college year as there are over 9,500 students attending the South-East Technological University located in Carlow and Waterford, with the main campus close to Carlow Town Centre and Scragg’s Alley.


Scragg’s Alley is a deceptively large three storey over basement licensed premises and nightclub which extends to c.1,598 sq m / 17,200 sq ft.

Behind the traditional, timber and brick, exterior lies a well-appointed licensed premises with several bars on different levels.

The main bar at ground floor level accessed from Tullow Street is a traditional bar with mahogany bar counter and back bar and its own customer toilets. To the rear, accessed via a corridor from Tullow Street is a late bar / nightclub with access to an extensive smoking area at first floor level and customer toilets at middle level. The smoking area has its own bar with a glazed perimeter veranda.

On the first floor there is another self-contained late bar / nightclub (currently not is use) with its own separate access from Tullow Street and outdoor smoking area. The top floor contains several rooms formerly in use as offices and store areas.

In the basement, and with street access to a public car park to the rear, is a large cellar with beer cold room and ample keg and bottle storage areas.

The entire is presented in good condition throughout and is well equipped with air conditioning, recessed spot and mood lighting, hardwood timber flooring, customer lift and toilets on each level.

Additional Information

Area Sq M
Ground Floor 651
First Floor 654
Second Floor 70
Basement 223
Total 1,598

The Business

At present, a satisfactory level of drink turnover in generated in the premises. With the growth in the residential population in Carlow Town and with the return of college life to the campus of the South-East Technological University, the sale of Scragg’s Alley offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a large, popular and well-known bar / nightclub business with the scope to continue to develop the business in line with the continuing development of the area.


Scragg’s Allley is zoned Objective Town Centre under the Carlow Development Plan 2018 – 2024 “to protect and enhance the special physical and social character of the existing Town Centre and to provide for and improve retailing and commercial activities”.


Full seven-day publican’s licence.

Fixtures, Fittings & Equipment

An inventory of fixtures, fittings and equipment included in the sale is available on request.

Property BER Rating BER Number Energy Performance Indicator kWh/m2/yr
Scragg’s Alley G 800388191 1310.95


All mains services are available to the property.


Scragg’s Alley is offered for sale as a going concern and the purchaser will be required to comply with current TUPE legislation on employee transfer.

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