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05th Mar 2024

Conor McGregor reportedly looking to turn Dublin pub into four-storey hotel

Simon Kelly

Conor McGregor hotel

Here to take over.

UFC fighter Conor McGregor is reportedly seeking to turn a Dublin pub into a four-story hotel.

According to the Sunday Business Post, the Dubliner is seeking permission to build a hotel on top of the Waterside Pub in Howth.

McGregor purchased the pub in 2022 and is now reportedly looking to demolish the current premises for a new building.

Conor McGregor reportedly looking to turn Dublin pub into four-storey hotel

The Business Post report that a site notice posted on 28 February, said that in place of the demolished Waterside, there would be a part five-storey and part four-storey terraced building.

The building would be extending its space from 1325 square meters to 2201 square metres.

The plans reveal that once rebuilt, a pub would remain on the ground floor with a restaurant on the first floor with access from Harbour road, across from the Howth Yacht Club.

The building’s second, third and fourth floors would feature boutique hotel bedrooms and a residents’ terrace area with access from the street behind, Church Street.

The Waterside has been closed since McGregor purchased the premises two years ago, and this has been the first major update since.

The MMA star also purchased the Marble Arch in Drimnagh, which has similarly been closed since the purchase.

A third business owned by McGregor is his popular Black Forge Inn in Crumlin, which he has pumped a large amount of money into since it opened nearly three years ago.

Since hitting the heights of MMA, McGregor has expanded into multiple different business ventures, including his Proper Twelve whiskey and Black Forged Stout products.

He will also star in his acting debut alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming reboot of Road House.

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