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Kiely's of Donnybrook

Kiely's of Donnybrook

Making and fitting "FOR SALE" signs for  Estate Agents and Auctioneers is a big part of our business at Barrow Signs. We are proud to say that Knight Frank, an international leader in this field, and one of the top five agencies in Ireland is a client of ours.

We were recently approached by Knight Frank with a special project, which was to make and fit signs on one of Dublin's best known pubs, Kiely's of Donnybrook. A true sports bar, that holds a special place in the memories of many rugby supporters and of course the most famous outside half never to play for Ireland, Ross O'Carroll Kelly!

For us at Barrow Signs what made this project all the more challenging was in order to make the for sale board fit, the owners had asked us to carefully remove the old Guinness feature signs from the side of the building. Judging by the way the signs were made, we think that they were installed about 25 years ago.  

Given the history and significance of the pub, our fitters noticed many people stopping to take photos of the work being carried out, as well as speculators wanting to take or buy the old signs! Infact the first post appeared on twitter while the sign was being fitted.

Kiely's of Donnybrook before the removal of the Guinness sign by Barrow Signs for installation of the For Sale board The first piece of the Guinness Sign being removed by Barrow Signs at Kiely's of Donnybrook

Once the old signs were removed and carefully sent to storage, the installation process was quite straight forward. The sign on this elevation is 2.4m (8ft square) and fitted perfectly in the available space. Above the door on the front elevation the sign was 1.8m (6ft square, though we built a frame behind the sign to angle it to face the city-bound traffic.

As with all of the installations for Knight Frank, they are digitally printed and mounted onto corriboard material at our factory. In this case, and in the majority of cases our fitters make up a painted timber frame, this is securely pinned to the building and the printed board is screwed to the timber frame.  

For Sale Sign Board by Barrow Signs for Knight Frank fitted at Kiely's of Donnybrook 8ft Square sign fitted for Knight Frank at Kiely's of Donnybrook by Barrow Signs

As well as the supply of signage, we have a fully trained and insured fitting crew who undertake projects on a one-off basis and also manage the fitting, updating and recovery of For Sale and To Let boards for Estate Agents and Auctioneers. If you are in this business and would like Barrow Signs to provide you with a competative quote for supply only or supply and fit of signage please contact us at 087 9980510 or by email to

Finally, on behalf of Barrow Signs I would like to thank Knight Frank for the instruction and also take this opportunity to wish Mr & Mrs Cremin a long and happy retirement.






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