Music 'Mecca' is up for sale

FAMED live music venue McGrory's of Culdaff has gone into receivership with offers from buyers sought by January 26.

Established in 1924 the family-run pub and hotel has garnered a massive reputation far beyond its locale in North Inishowen.

Its current owners, brothers John and Neil McGrory and their sister Anne Doherty, have successfully attracted some legendary musicians to the venue over the years.

Stars to have graced the stage at Mac's Backroom Bar include Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, original Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother Chris Hillman and Squeeze lynchpin Glen Tilbrook.

Other international performers to have played there include John Martyn, Guy Clark, Arlo Guthrie, Chip Taylor and Carl Verheyen.

Altan, Paul Brady, Duke Special, Jack L, Damien Dempsey, Republic of Loose, The 4 of Us are just some of the local acts to have appeared there regularly.

But now a notice placed in the local newspapers says a new owner is being sought to take on the hotel and bar.

It reads: "On the instruction of the receiver Seamus Farren of Farren Roarty, Chartered Certified Accountants, Thorn Road, Magherennan, Letterkenny, County Donegal.

"The business being a 17 bedroom hotel (being sold as a going concern) is renowned for its quality food and is nationally recognised as one of hte best live music venues in Ireland. Enquiries to the sole selling agents with offers in writing by 4pm on January 26, 2010 to DNG Boyce Gallagher."

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