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Popular Ardee publican Brian Muldoon passes away

Publican Tom Muldoon.
This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

The death has occurred peacefully of Ardee publican and businessman Brian Muldoon at Moorehall Lodge in Ardee.

Husband of May and father to Tom, Deirdre and Sean, the well-known and popular Mr Muldoon passed away early on Wednesday.


The son of Tom Muldoon formerly of Drumconrath, Brian previously lived in Canada and the United States – where he met and married his wife May. He lived in New York and served two years with the US Army before returning to Ireland first briefly in 1962 and then again in 1966.

Mr Muldoon purchased the Bridge Street premises of what would become Brian Muldoons & Sons pub and restaurant, as it is known today, from Johnny Kerr upon his return. In 1969, he oversaw major renovations at the site – building The Wine Tavern and latterly a restaurant and function room. The pub and restaurant has grown to become known as one of the finest pubs in Louth and nationally too.

Known as a man who had great belief in the potential of Ardee and local business, Mr Muldoon remarked back in 1978, “Ardee suits me fine. I like the small town atmosphere the best. I am convinced the town has great potential.”

Writing on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, Brian Muldoons & Sons wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that we inform of the passing of Brian Muldoon on Wednesday 1st November. He will be greatly missed in the town of Ardee from customers & staff, both past & present. Brian Muldoon, a true gentleman. You will be missed…”

Brian will repose at his daughter Deirdre’s residence in Rockfield, Ardee on Thursday from 12 noon and again on Friday from 12 noon. House Private Saturday Morning. Removal on Saturday morning at 10:45am walking to the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ardee arriving for 11am Mass. Burial afterwards will take place in Ballapousta Cemetery.

Donations – if desired – can be made to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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