All eyes on Rooskey property

All eyes on Rooskey property

A prime bar/ restaurant located in the idyllic village of Rooskey in Co Roscommon has been added to the local property market.

The Kon Tiki bar restaurant function room with a three bedroom private residence comes  with   a c1.2 acre elevated site attached.

The Kon Tiki has been something of a  mecca to the followers of the magical ballad band and social scene so popular throughout the seventies and  into the late eighties.

It brought glamour, excitement and celebrity to the  hitherto quiet townland of Drumman More, Rooskey, Co. Roscommon.

From its majestic citadel, overlooking the  River Shannon waterscapes, The Kon T iki derived its name from an 1947 raft expedition,across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands, by a  Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl, who named the raft” Kon-Tiki”  after the ancient name for the Inca sun God.

Despite being closed for some time, local auctioneer Frank Regan believes the restaurant will attract plenty of interest both locally and further afield.

“The premises has marvellous potential for a private residence or as a licensed guesthouse cum restaurant,” he said. 

“It would serve equally well as a wedding venue. 

“The popularity of this area for tourists has increased in recent years with the availability of summer homes, moorings on the Shannon and those with a desire to escape from the city within  a  two hour drive.

   For more on this eye catching property, contact DNG Frank Regan, 1 New Street, Longford on 043 3350000.