The renowned Roscommon hostelry and GAA pub The Kilbride Inn is being offered for sale this spring by Property Partners Earley. The nationally recognised pub, which is synonymous with Roscommon Gaelic Football, has come on the market recently due to the retirement of its present owners. The public house will be sold by Public Auction on Thursday May 8th at four o’clock in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown. It is expected to sell for somewhere in the region of €550,000. The Kilbride Inn is being sold together with an adjacent 4.656 acres. The sale is being handled by Property Partners Earley and by Mrs. Marie Connellan, Solicitor. Joint selling agent is Sean Naughton, The Square, Roscommon Town. Speaking to Roscommon People earlier this week Property Partners Earley agent Cathal O’Brien expressed confidence that the famous Roscommon GAA tavern will be sold at a price that is satisfactory for the sellers and for a purchaser. Mr. O’Brien commented that the pub benefits from its prime location on the main Roscommon-Strokestown route and he noted that it benefits from a high volume of passing and local traffic. ‘The Kilbride Inn is an established and renowned seven-day licensed premises that is known in GAA and social circles not just throughout Roscommon, but the length and breadth of Ireland. The pub is primely located on the main Roscommmon to Strokestown route and as such it benefits from a high volume of passing traffic and local traffic,’ said Mr. O’Brien. ‘The famous GAA bar is boasts solid trading figures and is a viable business venture for existing vintners who wish to expand their businesses or for those who wish to get into the pub trade. ‘It has traded excellently in recent years and has come on the market only because the current owners wish to retire. The Kilbride Inn benefits from the large modern carpark which stands at the side of the pub. ‘The said property boasts solid trading figures and it is the only licensed premises in its locality. As such it services a wide hinterland. It is being sold purely because the current owners wish to retire from trading and the new owners will benefit from strong existing trade. Prospective buyers should take note too of the scope for expansion: the pub comes with a large parcel of land that is ideal for an extension,’ said the Property Partners representative. The adjacent 4.656 acres is a site with obvious development potential. There is considerable road frontage on this attractive parcel of high quality land, and there is obvious site potential subject to planning permission. The Kilbride Inn is a renowned Roscommon public house that is a landmark within the county. The public auction takes place in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, at four o’clock on Thursday the fourth of April. Viewing, which is highly recommended by the auctioneers, can be arranged by contacting Property Partners Earley at 090 66 26579; or Seán Naughton Auctioneering, The Square Roscommon, at 090 66 25080.