Dolores Gaffney Announces Retirement

Dolores Gaffney has asked me to share the following statement.

After 42 years in business, I am announcing my retirement today (July 16th). With a heavy heart, I am also announcing that the Blue Hackle will not be reopening in August.      

I would have preferred to announce this in person and to say a proper ‘goodbye’ and a ‘thank you’ to each and every one of the wonderful customers (friends) who have supported me over the years. I know that you will understand that this is not possible right now.       

As a family, we have been proud to serve our local community during good times and bad. We fondly remember all the music sessions in the bar, all the community events, Christenings, and parties in the lounge; and all the wonderful summer afternoons in the garden. We also remember all the sad goodbyes that have been marked here.

It has been my pleasure to serve the community in Delvin. I hope that someone will take over the pub and welcome you all again when the madness is finally over.

Once again, “thank you” for all your friendship, love and support.

Dolores & family