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Thursday 29 September 2016

Rugby stars have taste for lemon with new city bar

Rob Kearney, Jamie Heaslip and Dave Kearney are opening another bar. Photo: John Dardis
Rob Kearney, Jamie Heaslip and Dave Kearney are opening another bar. Photo: John Dardis

Rugby stars Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien and brothers Rob and Dave Kearney, are continuing to expand their business empire with a new bar set to open in the city centre - but they're keeping tight-lipped on the details.

The new venue, called Lemon and Duke, will open to the public in the coming weeks.

When contacted by the Herald, a spokesperson for the Kearney brothers said the group are remaining coy on the finer details of the new venue with a big opening night planned.

The Leinster players are already co- owners of popular Ballsbridge hotspot The Bridge 1859 which opened in 2014.

The players undertook the renovation of the former Bellamy's pub alongside Grafton Lounge owner Noel Anderson.

The new bar will be located on Duke Lane Upper, near Trinity College in the city centre.

Expanding

The group took to social media to let their legions of followers know their bar business would be expanding to the city.

"The Bridge boys are headed for the city centre, welcome on board Lemon and Duke," Rob tweeted.

Jamie Heaslip also confirmed the news writing: "So The Bridge team are heading into town. Lemon and Duke is opening in August."

Several celebrities are expected to turn out for the upcoming launch.

Rosanna Davison and Laura Woods all appeared at the launch of The Bridge.

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