An iconic spot in Galway City’s nightlife for live music has been forced to close temporarily due to COVID-19 cases.
Monroe’s Tavern said in a social media post on Thursday that the Live Venue upstairs will be closed for the next few days, but that the main pub remains open.
This was due to an increase in cases nationally in recent days, and because of a member of staff testing positive for COVID.
“Due to the rise in Covid cases around the country and a member of our Monroe’s Live Venue team contracting the virus, we have taken the decision to close the upstairs venue for the next few days.”
“Monroes Tavern + McBrides & Co are open as usual!”
“After being closed for so long we are gutted to have to take this step, but our priority is the safety of our customers and staff.”
One show that was due to take place on Thursday was cancelled at short notice, and a second that was scheduled for Saturday, Smash Hits, has also been called off.
But this only applies to the Live Venue upstairs, the main Monroe’s bar downstairs remains open seven days a week.
“We will see you back at Monroe’s Live next week for 3 amazing shows with I Hate Models and 2 nights of Jenny Greene,” the facebook post ended.
Thursday’s DART show has been rescheduled for November 15, with all tickets still valid for the next date, and refunds available for people who can’t make it.
A new date is expected to be announced shortly for when the Smash Hits show will take place.
Anyone looking for refunds on these two shows should go to ticketweb.