It has not been a good month for Irish bars. Good night, Conor O’Neill’s.

Conor O'Neil's in Boulder is closing. (Conor O'Neil's/Facebook)

So much to lament. Conor O’neill’s, the much-loved Irish bar in Boulder, will be departing with “one hell of a bash” on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, its owners announced yesterday.

A manager told the Boulder Daily Camera that 18 months of construction on the building next door dealt the death blow.

Meanwhile, in other Denver-area laments, Delaney’s and the Celtic Tavern said goodbye this weekend. Curiously, all three bars were 16 or 17 years old.

Good night, sweet Irish drinking class of 1999-2000.

Andrew Kenney

Author: Andrew Kenney

Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email