Taken from Sheridans Website- June 2010
Sheridans On The Docks is no longer trading at New Dock Road as of Thursday last, the 27th of May. The landlord repossessed the building on the night of Wednesday the 26th.
The lease we had on the property specifed that we must hold our ordinary licence and our early morning general examption licence. We however chose never to open our pub as an early house. On May the 30th 2008 the law changed, stating no general exemption could be renewed if not in operation. The landlord chose to use this clause in our lease as grounds for repossession. He also chose to take this action one week before The Powerboat Festival and the start of our busy Summer season.
Seamus and Enda and all the staff at Sheridans On The Docks are devastated by these actions. However we have all immensely enjoyed our time down the docks and hope that all our loyal customers over the last 4 years both in the pub and the restaurant have had as much fun as we have.
We would like to thank sincerely our fantastic suppliers and wonderful customers. We would also like to say how humbled we are by all the support we have received from the people of Galway over the last week.
We are now in the process of lodging a planning application for another wonderful building in Galway City and hope to see you there by the end of the year.
Le grá agus buíochas
Enda McEvoy and Séamus Sheridan
Sheridan's on the docks was housed in an old building dating from the 1800's which most Galwegians will remember as Padraigs, it's previous incarnation which was an early opening house (7am) with the old 6 day opening public house licence still applies here so its not open on Sundays The building itself is well known due to it being the birthplace of Galway writer Padraig O'Conaire.
Sheridan's on The DocksNew Docks Road+35391 564905