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Carrigaline: 60 New Jobs & €4Million Investment

Hospitality Group announces 60 jobs investment of €4m in trendy new bar, ‘Mabel Lane’ in Carrigaline.

Cork’s hospitality operator, The Emporium Company has launched their plans to open a new €4 million bar in Carrigaline later this summer, while also now actively recruiting for staff across all positions over the next number of weeks.

Mabel Lane will be the fourth addition to The Emporium Company’s family of bars that have each become firm favourites in their respective localities. The other assets are The Castle and Yard in Glanmire, JJ Coppingers in Midleton and Tradehouse Central in Ballincollig.

The new bar promises to bring ‘an upscale neighbourhood feel with good food, classic cocktails, live music and good vibes to the heart of Carrigaline.’ It will replace the former ‘O’ Cogáin’s’ pub on Main Street Carrigaline.

Speaking ahead of the opening of Mabel Lane about their ongoing recruitment process, Group Manager at The Emporium Company, James Dullea said: “We are delighted with the progress made on site so far and are very excited to open our doors in June. We are now moving forward with our next phase which is the recruitment of staff. We would encourage anyone interested in applying to sign up to our newsletter on the website to view positions available –”

“Our strategy from day one has been to bring a city-type bar experience to the suburbs, as we have successfully done with our other bars across the group. Carrigaline was a natural progression for us after Glanmire, Ballincollig and Midleton, due to its population, large hinterland and the amount of development going on in the area. We have seen that there is a huge market for a high-quality bar and food offering outside of Cork City and this is what we have heavily focused on since we began acquiring assets,” he added.

“We are really keen to build a community hub in Carrigaline – where good food and drinks are on offer, and where locals feel comfortable enough to pull up a chair, enjoy the best food in town and relax with a glass or two. We hire people who enjoy making their customers happy and we endeavour to deliver a best-in-class hospitality experience across all of our bars,” Mr. Dullea concluded.

In operation since 2016, The Emporium Company was founded by Cork men, Ronan Murphy, Rory O’Doherty, Derek Walshe and Jim McCarthy. They continue to play an active role in the business and the group currently employs 120 staff.

Mabel Lane, set to open in June 2022, will provide a further 60 jobs to the local economy, bringing their total staff across the group to 180. Those interested in applying for a position are advised to sign up to the newsletter through the website - - to view all available positions.

About The Emporium Company

Each Emporium Company bar has its own unique and distinctive charm and style, while at the same time having a common ethos in respect of superior customer service and maintenance of assets. The bars not only offer consumers a vast range of speciality craft beers and spirits but also provide mouth-watering menu selections.

The group uses local suppliers, both for their refurbishment programmes and their day-to-day service requirements. Their food is quality driven and sourced from local butchers, growers, and fishmongers where possible. The group therefore not only drives the local economy via those directly employed in the bars, but also through a growing cork-based supply chain network. To find out more about the Emporium Company, enquire about a career with the group or to check out their bars go to

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