Bellamy's Renamed The Bridge 1859
The Bridge 1859 was officially announced today as the name of the Ballsbridge bar formerly known as Bellamy's.
The bar was acquired by Noel Anderson of The Grafton Lounge alongside Ireland and Leinster Rugby stars Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien and brothers Rob and Dave Kearney.
“I'm obviously over the moon to have gone into business with the four lads,” said Noel Anderson. “I can see us having some great days ahead in The Bridge 1859.
“The highs and lows of the last few months will all be worth it when we open the doors and pull that highly anticipated first pint!”
According to Heaslip: “For all of us it was important to get a name that paid homage to the history of the building and the area,” said Jamie.
“We feel that The Bridge 1859 captures both – we're located in Ballsbridge and the building was first used as a pub in 1859. We also wanted a name that was easy to roll off the tongue standing in the RDS or the Aviva - let's go to The Bridge for one!”
The Bridge 1859 has been completely redesigned, and the bar counter is longer.
“I've always been interested in owning a pub and now that is has become a reality, I can't wait to get behind the bar and pull a few pints,” said Sean O'Brien.
“I'm looking forward to chatting with customers and hearing their thoughts on the place. It has been a pleasure of working with the group of lads including Noel - the best in the business.” (September 2014)