FAQ - Pot Duggans



  1. Is the pub open?
    We hope to open Pot Duggans soon in line with government guidelines.
  2. Will food be served?
    Yes. We are currently finalising our food & drinks menu
  3. What Covid Safety measures will you have in place? 
    You can check out all of our Covid Protocols over here
  4. Are you wheelchair accessible?
    No, unfortunately not.
  5. What is there to do around Ennistymon?
    When restrictions ease, there are great spots you must hit up when you’re in Clare, check out our recommendations page here. 
  6. Are you dog friendly?
    Yes. But all dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
  7. Are the barns available to book?
    Yes, for group bookings, weddings, alternative events and more – just send us a mail to info@potduggans.com 
    with all your details, and we’ll try our best to look after all requests. 
  8. Can I have my wedding in the barns?
    Yes, the barns and courtyard are all available to book. Just send a mail to info@potduggans.com with all your details, and we’ll try our best to look after all requests. 
  9. Are there heaters out in the barns?
    For any event / party booked, there will be an open fire.
  10. What deposit do you require?
    The deposit required is the rate quoted in the Wedding Brochure. We require that the deposit is paid in full to secure your date. If the deposit is not paid, the date will be made available for others to book. The balance of other payments (corkage etc.) is to be paid in full no later than one month before your wedding.
  11. Rates 
     The rate includes use of the barns and courtyard exclusively, access to the Horseshoe Bar, staff to cover the wedding, wooden benches, wood burning stove & tables which seats 6 people each. The rest of it is up to you – hiring crockery, cutlery, glassware and any extras you need for the big day. We have staff on the day to serve your guests and arrange the tables in the barn. Decorating etc. is up to you!
  12. How does catering work?
    We do not provide catering for weddings. Instead we have a prep space in the back barn (separate to the main dining / seating area) for caterers to come in and set up on the day to provide food and sustenance. The wedding couple must source and book the catering provider; and incur the charges relating to the provision of food (ingredients, tableware, serveware etc.). All suppliers and caterers must have prior approval from Pot Duggans before they are allowed on site to cater for weddings.
  13.  Is the outdoor area covered?
    No, the courtyard does not have any cover. You are welcome to hire a stretch tent or marquee if they wish to provide additional cover to the outdoor area. We recommend Extreme Structures as a reputable supplier of outdoor cover. The size of the courtyard is roughly 8m x 14m and this does include a glasshouse. Please contact us directly for more details on this.
  14.  I want to hold a day two party at Pot Duggans, is this possible?
    Of course! Depending on availability we would be delighted to welcome you and your guests back to Pot Duggans the following day. Just like your wedding day, the day 2 festivities will be over to you to source catering etc.
  15.  What’s your cancellation policy?
    Deposits are non-refundable if made within 6 months of the date booked.
  16.  Are children allowed?
    We know it’s important to include children in wedding celebrations, so they are welcome to join in the festivities until 9pm, after which they must be off the premises. This is due to alcohol licensing laws.
  17.  What time do weddings finish?
    We must stop serving alcohol at 11.30pm Monday to Thursday, 12.30am on Friday and Saturday and 11pm on Sunday. We ask that all guests vacate the property (quietly!) no later than one hour after the bar closes.
  18.  Can you host ceremonies?
    We currently can only host humanist ceremonies, we are not registered to host civil or religious ceremonies.
  19.  What set up is provided?
    We provide 2 interconnected barns which are set up with wooden benches and tables, wood burning stoves and courtyard bathrooms. Use of the courtyard is included in the set up which has more seating and an outdoor area. We will provide sufficient staff for the duration of the reception. We do not provide any decoration for the venue.
  20. I wish to decorate the barns and courtyard, is this possible?
    We allow simple decorations that will not cause any damage to the property, so that means no nails, screws, glue or sellotape can be used. You’re welcome to provide linens and tableware to decorate the benches, along with flowers, balloons etc. We cannot allow confetti or sparklers, and candles may be used in moderation. There is a limited number of power sockets in the barns which you may use, however for fairy lights we prefer that you use ones that are battery operated. You are welcome to decorate the space the day before as long as the venue is not in use or booked with another wedding. In this instance, we can allow access from early on the day of the wedding to decorate. We ask that all decorations are removed by 11am the following day.
  21. What music is allowed?
    Pot Duggans’ is a small pub in a rural town which means we have a lot of neighbours! For that reason, the only outside music we can allow is low-level live acoustic music or a playlist which is played over our speaker system via phone, tablet or laptop. Indoors in the barns, we can hold a small 2-3 piece band or DJ, and music can be played until 11pm after which there is an option to turn the music down or move inside to the main bar. The wedding couple is responsible for sourcing and booking any entertainment required



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