THE TOLKA HOUSE COVID MEASURES
The requirement for pubs and restaurants to close at 8pm will end from 6am Saturday 22nd February 2022.
There will no longer be a requirement for social distancing or a maximum of six people at a table and masks will not have to be worn in bars.
Table service will no longer be compulsory and customers will once again be able to sit at the bar while patrons will no longer be required to produce vaccine passes.
A WARM WELCOME TO THE TOLKA HOUSE GASTROPUB
Tolka House, formerly The Bulls Head has been the main source of hospitality in the Glasnevin area since 1756. This fountain of allurement, once a hostelry, acquired its first licence in 1848, at the end of the Great Famine, under the ownership of Thomas White. An act of parliament in 1878 saw the National Botanic Gardens come under the patronage of the state who opened it up to the public. This was good news for Mary White’s tavern. The name Tolka House first seen above the this door in 1883 under the new ownership of H. Briscoe. By 1901 Tolka House was under the care of the Ryan brothers. The electric tram then brought much business to Tolka House and The Botanic Gardens with its regular service from Nelson’s Pillar. The traditional ethos has been retained in Tolka House as you now find yourself surrounded by raised levels and cosy corners.
“On your way out listen to the gentle murmuring of the Tolka flowing sweetly beside the premises. Inside, the waters of the Tolka House continue to flow just as sweetly.”