Former Dixon’s pub in Bridge Street close to being sold
One of Dundalk’s most iconic buildings as you enter the town from the northside is close to being sold.
36 Bridge Street, which also fronts onto Maxwell’s Row, went on sale for €120,000 through local estate agents Sherry FitzGerald Carroll in June but has recently been marked as sale agreed.
Formerly Dixon’s pub, the building comprises a semi-detached three bay, two storey commercial building with attic, together with a single storey return to its western elevation.
The property was previously utilised as a licencsed premises and arranged to provide a ground floor bar and lounge area with residential accommodation overhead.
The building itself dates from 1875 and overlooks the Castletown River to the north. Originally used as a house, it was most recently a pub.
The premises had been unoccupied by the time Jenna (4) and Jayden (1) Murden lost their lives there in an accident which saw an SUV driven into the wall of the building on the Maxwell’s Row side on January 31st 2009.
The street was closed for two years afterwards as scaffolding was used to secure the building, which was boarded up for a long time.
While work has been done to the exterior of the building in recent years, a full refurbishment is required internally.