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9 reasons why the Old Bar is the heart and soul of UCC

After a successful campaign to save the space by UCC SU, the bar is staying open.

REJOICE, UCC STUDENTS! The much-loved Old Bar, a staple of the campus for over 30 years, has been saved.

Back in July, it emerged that the university was closing the Old Bar – immediately, the Students’ Union launched the #SaveOurSpace campaign to keep it open.

It appears the campaign has been successful, as the Irish Examiner reports that the bar will now be reopening on September 12, the first day of the semester.

Here are just a few reasons to celebrate.

1. The Old Bar is the home of clubs and societies

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Dram Soc cast lists were posted there, Trad Soc have sessions there, clubs and society members drink there…

2. It’s the best place to chill out after lectures in the Boole

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So close by!

3. Or get competitive in a table quiz

4. Or perhaps see a gig, if you were so inclined


5. It just has a more ‘old man pub’ feel than the New Bar

Character. That’s what’s important.

6. And the rolls. Dear god, the rolls

The stuff of legend.

7. It’s the best place to go if you were trying to avoid someone

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You could go in one entrance and out the other, if needs be. Ideal.

8. And it’s guaranteed to be wedged during R&G Week

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This is why UCC needs two bars, people.

9. In many ways, the Old Bar is the heart and soul of the campus

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Long may it reign. To the Old Bar!

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