Quarters Set For A Busy Opening Weekend

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Bar men Zygi Lelys and Diarmaid Dunne getting the bar ready in ‘Live Quarters’ on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

WITH the opening of Quarters Nightclub just days away, we popped down to the venue on Thursday to see how things were progressing.

James Flaherty from Lixnaw, along with his Lixnaw hurling team-mates Pat Corridon, Stephen Power and Michael Conway are behind the new venture at the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place, which will see 50 people employed from this Saturday and Sunday.

James was looking forward to getting the doors open this Saturday and said it promises to be great weekend.

“The doors open at 9pm and it’s free entry for the first 250 people, but after that there is an admission price,” said James. “Q14 will be playing from 10pm until 12 midnight in  Live Quarters. The nightclub doors open at 11pm with Basscutters in Head Quarters while ZeroDisco will be in Uptown Quarters and Velvet Quarters will also be open.”

Velvet Quarters, which is a VIP style room, will be filled by the winners of a competition being run on the Quarters Facebook page (here) and Spin South West all week.

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The large wall hanging in Head Quarters.

James stressed that they will be strictly enforcing an ID only policy at the door and Uptown Quarters will be strictly Over 23s. He also said after this weekend, the venue will open three days a week – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – with theme nights and promotions planned for the future.

The final touches are being put to the venue to have it looking its best for the weekend, all under the watchful eye of the General Manager of Quarters, David Quinn.

David, who has been working in nightclubs for the last 30 years including Cubans and The Savoy in Cork, Howl At The Moon in Dublin and clubs in London,  said big names are earmarked for the venue down the line.

David is hoping to stem the tide of people leaving Tralee for other Kerry towns at the weekend and says the opening of Quarters will probably benefit other late night venues in the town.

“One late night venue is no good in a town. The other venues would have no need to worry about us opening, because the more choice people have of places to go, the more people that will come into town,” said David.

So all systems go then for Saturday and Sunday. All they need now is the party people to show up!


  1. Nigel Kelleher says:

    Wish them the very best!
    Hope to hear good reports of security staff doing a great job.


    Security Trainer

  2. “Strictly over 23’s”… so They’ve never heard of age discrimination, or thought about why over 21’s clubs were deemed discriminatory many, many years ago ?

    • Take your time – what is over 23? Serve you alcohol over 18 – access to a certain room over 23 – no problem as I see it.