Daniel O Donnell

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Coronavirus Causes Temporary Closure Of Midlands Pubs

They've taken the decision to protect the welfare of their staff and customers.

A number of Westmeath pubs are closing temporarily due to the Coronavirus.

The Mullingar publicans say they've taken the decision to protect the welfare of their staff and customers.

Daly's Pub, Gilleran's Bar and Kerrigan's will close until further notice while The Chambers says it will assess the situation next week.

Scanlon's Bar and Restaurant in Kinnegad has also come to the decision to shut from 6pm on Sunday. 

Meanwhile, Sean's Bar in Athlone will shut from Sunday night at 11 o'clock as social distancing isn't possible in the pub and they will reassess things in the coming weeks.

They are apologising to their local customers and to those who maybe travelling from a distance to visit them for any inconvenience caused.

JJ Hough's Singing Pub in Banagher is also closing it's doors from 6pm on Sunday for a week or so in the interest of public safety.

Meanwhile, Mullingar Town Team is praising the business people who are stepping up closing their business for a few days - describing it as very brave.

They are also asking people to remember to support these businesses when they are able to reopen. 

Kavanagh's Bar and Venue in Portlaoise says in light of everything happening they've made the decision to close the pub from 11.30pm on Sunday night and that they'll be back up and running as soon as possible.

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