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Is it the end of an era for Village Inn?

 

IT could be the end of a era soon for a well-known Tyrone pub that has been run by the same family for over 60 years.

The Village Inn has been at the heart of the Killyclogher community since it was first taken over by Eddie McGinn back in 1955.

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But, 63 years later, the renowned venue has been put up for lease by its current proprietor, Eddie’s son Kieran.

Over the years, Eddie transformed the Village Inn into a venue where people could enjoy live music without having to leave to go on to the dance halls.

At one time, the pub’s entertainment on Wednesday nights attracted a large crowd from the surrounding area.

Speaking in 2015, as his family marked 60 years at the helm of the Killyclogher venue, Kieran said, “The reason we started our

Wednesday nights was because the nurses in the hospital got paid and would have come to us.

“The hospital staff were and still are a very important part of our business.

“We are lucky to have always had a good cross-community custom.”

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In more recent years, the venue’s country music nights on Saturdays have proven to be a popular draw.

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