Wine Retailer's On Licence


A Wine Retailer’s On Licence holder may sell fine wine, sherry and fermented liquor containing less than 23% vol. The licence is confined to premises deemed a Refreshment House.  

A Refreshment House is defined as:

'all houses, rooms, shops, or buildings kept open for public refreshment, resort and entertainment at any time between the hours of 10 o'clock and 7 o'clock of the following morning not being licensed for the sale of beer, cider, wine or spirits respectively’.

Should you also wish to sell beer, you may apply to the District Court for a Restaurant Certificate when licensed. If successful, this will entitle you to also sell  beer for consumption with a meal.

The licensing period is from 1 October to 30 September. This licence will expire on 30 September each year regardless of the issue date.

The cost of this licence is €500 each year.

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