The Let’s Go Bingo hall on Dundalk’s Racecourse Road went on the market with an asking price of €1.45 million.
described by estate agents REA Gunne as “a 2,270 m² (24,433 sq ft) industrial-type facility, fully equipped as a leisure resort and family entertainment venue with a 7-day license”, the premises are still known to many as the Bowling Alley.
There was a buzz in Dundalk when the American-style 10-pin bowling alley opened in 2001 and it quickly became a favorite for family outings, parties and business outings.
The premises included a Tumbling Towers adventure playground for children, an entertainment area with pool tables and games, and the popular Martha’s Vineyard restaurant, bar and banquet hall.
The Sportsbowl bowling alley closed during the recession following the Celtic Tiger’s demise and reopened after a major refurbishment as Let’s Bingo in 2013.
After closing during the pandemic, bingo has resumed as restrictions eased, but like other businesses it has been impacted by rising costs and has been operating on a four-day week since August 15.eopen Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
In a social media post, Let’s Bingo said the decision was made “in an effort to increase nighttime attendance and reduce overhead costs which have increased significantly over the past 12 months”.
According to the estate agents in charge of the sale, “part of the old bowling alleys remain in situ under the area currently used as a bingo hall”.
The large, turnkey premises with a 7 day license stand on approximately 1.95 acres of land, a short distance from the town center and the M1 motorway.