Celebrating the new-look Shamrock Hotel, staff members Grace Maguire and Louise Hawkins toast with a pint of Guinness and Kilkenny.
Celebrating the new-look Shamrock Hotel, staff members Grace Maguire and Louise Hawkins toast with a pint of Guinness and Kilkenny. Robyne Cuerel

New-look Shamrock Hotel

AFTER four weeks of renovations, Maryborough's Shamrock Hotel will open its doors again today with new owners and a new attitude.

The Irish pub hopes to replicate its old-fashioned counterparts in Ireland, thanks to owner Paul Crawford.

Mr Crawford is one of about five Irish staff members at the pub and said the aim was to create a family-friendly restaurant different to other venues in Maryborough.

The new-look Shamrock Hotel will offer an all-day menu that features traditional Irish food as well as Irish history displayed on the walls, bar and even the roof.

The pub will open its bar from 3pm today with canapes on offer.

It will have its first full day of trade tomorrow in honour of Father's Day.

"We just want people to come out and have a look," Mr Crawford said.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell cut the ribbon to the Shamrock doors on Thursday and gave the new owners a certificate of congratulations.

He said the new owners were breathing life into one of Maryborough's best-known buildings.



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