Limerick's Brazen Head fails to sell at auction

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Limerick's Brazen Head fails to sell at auction

No buyer yet: The closed Brazen Head & Ted’s on O’Connell Street

HOPES that one of Limerick’s most legendary nightclubs could be resurrected this week have fallen short.

With a guide price of €380,000 to €420,000, Ted’s and the Brazen Head on O’Connell Street failed to sell at Allsop’s first ‘private’ auction in Dublin this Wednesday.

The auction was specifically geared to properties valued at more than a quarter of a million euros.

The Brazen Head was previously listed for sale for €550,000 just over a year ago, through Rooney's auctioneers in the city, and again has failed to attract a buyer after another €100,000 was shaved off its price.

In its heyday, the haunt was visited by the likes  of  Johnny Depp,  Kiefer Sutherland,  Phil Coulter,  Richard Harris,  Russell Crowe,  Oliver Reed,  Richard Branson, amongst many others.

The landmark property encompassing parts of 102 and 103 O’Connell Street, spans to 7,236 square feet overall. 

However, another prominent Limerick city centre property did fetch its reserve.

The site of the former ACC bank at 17/19 Patrick Street, had a reserve of €695,000 to €755,000, and sold prior to the auction. 

Any new occupiers will be a welcome addition to Patrick Street, where the much lauded Opera Centre site has so far failed to take shape. 

This premises on Patrick Street has a total floor area is 11,885 sq ft. The corner office building is arranged over basement, ground, and four upper floors.