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Conor McGregor granted planning permission to expand Black Forge Inn

Dublin City Council’s planning permission now allows McGregor to continue with plans for a single-storey extension and a food preparation area.
McGregor at the bar of The Black Forge.

McGregor at the bar of The Black Forge.

Neasa Cumiskey

Dublin City Council have given Conor McGregor the green light to expand and upgrade his pub, The Black Forge Inn, in Crumlin.

The UFC star secured planning permission with 10 planning conditions attached by the council for the scheme, which will see the Dublin pub gain an extension at the rear of the venue.

Planning consultant Kevin Hughes sealed the deal when he told the council that the proposal will create jobs and attract visitors to the area and promised that the proposed development will not result in any disturbances to neighbours.

DCC’s planning permission now allows McGregor to continue with plans for a single-storey extension of around 104.2 square metres and a food preparation area, breakingnews.ie reports.

It also includes approval for a 32.7-square-metre outdoor dining area and a canopy over this location towards the back of the pub.

The planning documentation lodged with the council states that The Black Forge Inn recently purchased land behind the adjoining betting office to facilitate the expansion of the pub.

The submission also reassures the council that “the hours of the public house will remain the same as they are at present, which is standard for the Dublin City jurisdiction and helps to promote the night time economy in supporting Dublin becoming a 24 hour city.”

Conor at the Black Forge Inn

Conor at the Black Forge Inn

The Notorious bought The Black Forge Inn for €2 million in 2020, and has since spent a further €1 million upgrading it.

Last week, he revealed his plans to build “multiple amenities” on a “mega site” along Dublin’s Grand canal.

McGregor, who owns multiple businesses, confirmed that the new public space will include housing, a supermarket and will be a “stones throw” from the National Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

The 33-year-old tweeted that the development would consist of: “Housing plus multiple amenities to be built on this amazing mega site, which sits sun facing adjacent the main city centre Luas line.

“One amenity being a brand name supermarket! A stone's throw from the National Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. As well as St. James's hospital also.”


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