The Risin’ Sun bar what’s in a name?
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.