Shane Lowry among guests as new Limerick nightclub opens after €1m investment

Alan Owens

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Jack Brennan, Xico, Alan Clancy, House, Shane Lowry and Laurence Kinlan at the opening of Amber at House Limerick. Below, JJ Hartigan Pictures: True Media

Jack Brennan, Xico, Alan Clancy, House, Shane Lowry and Laurence Kinlan at the opening of Amber at House Limerick. Below, Shauna Lindsey and JJ Hartigan Pictures: True Media

SHANE Lowry, Love Hate actor Laurence Kinlan and Galway hurler Joe Canning were among the guests as a new Limerick nightclub opened its doors after a €1m investment.

Amber, the new nightclub at House Limerick, has opened with the creation of 30 new jobs, adding to the 30 staff already working at the venue above, which is located on Howley’s Quay and opened a year ago.

The nightclub has seen an investment of close to €1m and the first guests attended last Thursday night to see the transformation of the former Sin Bin venue, which has also resulted in a significant boost to the local construction industry.

Businessman Alan Clancy, of well known hotspots House Dublin and 37 Dawson Street, who spearheaded the redevelopment of House in Limerick and now Amber, said: “We see Limerick as an exciting progressive city with huge potential and we are delighted to further invest here.

“Limerick has a number of new bars and venues and it is fantastic to be part of making it a much sought after destination,” he added.

Limerick native Laura Horan, general manager of House, said: “A lot of research has gone into developing Amber. We have looked at what is happening globally and have visited some of the hottest venues on the international night club scene.

“We’ve sourced the best ideas from rooftop bars in New York, edgy clubs in Berlin and the coolest spots in London and brought the best of what we found to Limerick. We are bringing something new and fresh to Limerick.

“We cannot wait for the people of Limerick and further afield, to experience what Amber is all about,” she added, noting that fellow Limerick native JJ Hartigan of 2FM, will be the venue’s resident DJ.