The Risin’ Sun bar what’s in a name?

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

A LIS­TOWEL pub’s name came un­der the spot­light briefly at dis­trict court in the town.

Judge James O’Con­nor was forced to query the name of Lis­towel’s Risin’ Sun bar dur­ing the case of Michael McCarthy, 26 Collins Park, Abbeyfeale, County Lim­er­ick.

Mr McCarthy pleaded guilty to act­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner dur­ing a ‘large fight’ on the Risin’ Sun premises brought un­der con­trol by gardaí at 12.40am on Septem­ber 17 of last year­dur­ing the Lis­towel Races.

How­ever, the name of the bar ap­peared as ‘Risen Sun’ in the charge sheets be­fore the Judge - at odds with the name stated in ev­i­dence by gardaí.

“It’s here as ‘Risen’. Which is it, is it ris­ing or has it risen?’ the Judge asked. He was in­formed it was, in fact, “The Risin’ Sun”.

Mr McCarthy had been in­volved in Race week cel­e­bra­tions lead­ing to him be­com­ing ‘se­verely in­tox­i­cated’, so­lic­i­tor Robin Lee said. It was in­di­cated the Court would strike out the charge if he con­trib­utes to the Poor Box in the com­ing months.

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