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11 memories of Nero's nightclub in Kilkenny everyone who was ever there will recognise

Straight in the side door after Kyteler’s.

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IT WAS THE quintessential Kilkenny nightspot of the ’00s – much less fancy than that Langton’s place but still a proper nightclub that you actually had a good chance of getting into.

What memories:

1. Pints in Kyteler’s beer garden first was always the best option

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Easy access.

2. Lads were only delighted that Nero’s didn’t require any fancy shoes like Langton’s

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3. The side door into Neros from Kyteler’s was the holy grail

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The weekly rumour that you would get in free if you pitched up late was taken advantage of by many.

4. Or if you went by the traditional route, you had to basically go through a tunnel to get into the place

THETUNNEL Source: flickr

5. And pay in at a little cubby under the stairs

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It was like a covert military operation.

6. When you actually got in there, people could just stroll around the upstairs area of the club having a gawk at the dancefloor below

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7. And the gothic windows didn’t exactly fit into Nero’s vibe

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8. The cage dancers above the dancefloor were an exotic feather in the cap of Kilkenny’s night life

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As the Kilkenny People reports, they were introduced in 2004 to much fanfare.

What scenes.

9. Sometimes you would spot lads with stained shirts after they had got caught trying to climb the oil covered wall into Langtons


Neros was the next best option – no matter what your state of dress.

10. Phil Cawley from Today FM was always pitching up to DJ and it was a pretty big deal

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11. And finally… after the night was done, the alleyway outside would be absolutely heaving

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Like a second dancefloor, so it was.

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David Elkin

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