The Sackville Lounge, Sackville Place, Dublin 1
The much-loved (and missed) Sackville Lounge closed its doors in early February 2017 when it was acquired as part of the Spire Portfolio. One year on, its doors remain closed and there’s very little activity along Sackville Place.
In the laneway alongside the Sackville Lounge, there’s an old ghost sign painted on the wall. This post outlines how we deciphered what the sign says & a quick Google search of a few combinations revealed that it is an old hand-painted sign for “HOYTE & SON”, a druggist located at 17 Sackville Street until it was reportedly destroyed during the Easter Rising of 1916.
I first noticed that sign when having a drink in the Sackville one evening. The side door was open and the floodlights were on, revealing what may be Dublin’s oldest ghost sign in the laneway.
- Farewell to the Sackville, Come Here to Me, 27 January 2017
- One of Dublin’s most beloved auld lad pubs closed its doors for good yesterday evening, The Daily Edge, 6 February 2017
- Obituary: Legendary Dublin bar owner Mollie Kenny, The Independent, 14 September 2014
- Top 10 Dublin bar secrets, The Guardian, 7 August 2007
- Hoyte & Son, Dublin Ghost Signs, 11 April 2016