Well-known county Kilkenny bar and restaurant to get exciting new lease of life
A well-known county Kilkenny restaurant and bar which has been closed for more than a year has been given the green light to transform the building and create new guest accommodation,
The Long Man bar and restaurant at Kilfane, just 2km outside Thomastown, has been granted planning by Kilkenny County Council to extend and transform the building.
The old business was very popular with diners and a haven for parties and functions. Under the new plans, the Long Man will create eight new guest accommodation rooms, a new breakfast room to the rear of the building while transforming and modernising the entire building.
The overall floor space of the building will increase by 272.75mt sq to over 1,230mt sq.
The works will see the creation of eight guest bedrooms over the ground and first floors, an extension and expansion of the existing main entrance area, which will create separate entrances to the function areas and accommodation areas. It will also provide a new entrance to the main bar area.
As part of the extension a new breakfast room to be added to the rear of the building at ground level, the installation of a new access stair to rear of function room to upper levels and the relocation of the existing toilets at ground floor level.
Plans for the transformation of the Long Man were first put to Kilkenny County Council by owner Brian Coll in April 2017. They were finally given the go-ahead earlier this week.