TEN persons were at the bar in Derry O’Meara’s, Main Street, Bruff at 2.30am, Kilmallock Court heard.
Mr O’Meara, who was on holidays at the time, pleaded guilty and was fined €400.
Sergeant Michael Brennan said he was on duty in Bruff in the early hours of the morning of Sunday, August 18.
“At 2.30am I approached Derry O’Meara’s Bar where I heard some noise inside.
“I knocked on the door and gained admittance.
“There were 10 persons at the bar with glasses of alcohol in front of them.
“I spoke to Richard O’Meara, who was in charge of the pub, about the late hour,” said Sgt Brennan.
Mr O’Meara’s solicitor, Audrey Browne, said there has been no problems with the public house since which Sgt Brennan agreed with.
“Derry O’Meara, who is the licencee, was on holidays at the time,” said Ms Browne.
Judge Mary Larkin handed down a €400 fine.