Dublin pub issues a ‘Garth ban’

Garth free zone

One Dublin pub had enough of hearing about Garth Brooks after weeks of speculation of whether or not the now officially cancelled concerts would go ahead.

So on World Cup Final night Harry Byrnes, in Clontarf, issued a ban on all things Garth, and one reveller even got ejected from the building after his seemingly offensive rendition of ‘Friends in low places’.


The pub posted their light-hearted rules on their Facebook page, and in light of Garth’s official confirmation last night that the five shows were most definitely off uploaded one more jokey post.

The pub posted that they would be selling commemorative Garth merchandise – a memory stick that unfortunately doesn’t work as ‘5 gigs are not available in your region’.


Brooks issued a public statement last night, saying that he wanted to process his thoughts before speaking about the debacle in public.

‘Broken hearted’ Brooks said: “All I see is my mother’s face and I hear her voice.

“She always said things happen for a reason and for the right reason. As hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one.”

This morning Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications will meet to discuss what went wrong, and GAA and Aiken Promotions representatives will appear in the Dail tomorrow.

“Owen Keegan, Dublin City Manager, will appear before the committee and obviously there has been many attempts over the last number of days to resolve the situation, but we in the committee decided to bring in the main stakeholders, and Mr Keegan will be appearing before us this morning,” said Committee Chairman Deputy John O’Mahony.



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