The pub in Dublin has been ordered to keep the noise down after complaints about sleepless nights.

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A Dublin pub has been ordered to keep the noise down in a marquee on the premises, and to have no music or match screenings.

Neighbours of Buglers pub at Ballyboden House in Rathfarnham have been complaining of sleepless nights and they lodged an objection to its licence renewal.

The structure was installed last summer in response to COVID-19 and did not require planning permission.

Today the Dublin District Court’s licensing judge heard it became “more of a nightclub scenario”.

Eight local residents in four neighbouring houses on Glendoher Close lodged an objection to the renewal of the licence, saying they could not have their windows open.

One changed their job as they could not sleep and another said “if there was a goal, the whole tent roared”.


Judge Marie Quirke granted the pub its licence renewal but attached conditions about the marquee.

There must be no television, piped music or singing, while after 7.00pm patrons must exit and enter through the main public house.

The pub must also ensure there are no loud conversations inside the marquee, the last food orders must be taken by 9.00pm and people in the outdoor dining tent have to leave by 11.00pm.