Visit our newly renovated Chic and stylish Gastro Bar and Event Venue at the entrance to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, ideal for business meetings just off the M50 at the N4 exit, beside Lucan and Clondalkin villages, just minutes from Fontill Business Park and Liffey Valley Retail Units. Our venue is ideal for your Company Events, Birthday Parties and Weddings with a selection of tastefully decorated areas to host your special event.

This truly impressive building, previously a family run Café Bar was first developed over 13 years ago and is split over four levels including two amazing outdoor areas. The premises was taken over by the Seán Doyle Group, managers of leading hospitality and entertainment businesses, in March 2017 and has gone through spectacular transformations to date, with lots more exciting changes to come throughout 2018 / 2019.

Owner Seán Doyle has assembled a strong team of business, culinary, design and hospitality professionals led by General Manager Gerry Crawford and Head Chef Aldwin Parris, together with a crew of highly trained and enthusiastic waiting and bar staff, chefs, mixologists and baristas.


Seán Doyle


Email:  sean@sdgroup.ie

Multi business owner Seán Doyle is owner and managing director of several very successful hospitality venues throughout the country including the Harbourmaster Bar & Restaurant, the Belgard Inn, and the Upton Court Hotel to name but a few.
With his vast experience and expertise in both the hospitality and construction industries, he plays a vital and very hands on role in the speedy progression and development of this exciting ‘operation renovation’ project.

Aldwin Parris

Head Chef

Phone: 01 6207003   Email: info@elmsbar.ie

We are delighted to welcome Executive Head Chef Aldwin Parris, a fully qualified Head Chef with an exceptional record of service and international experience at such noted companies as Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, The Clarence Hotel and Fitzwilliam Hotel. 

With more than 20 years of expertise in all facets of cooking and management for Four Star Hotels, Restaurants and as a world class caterer for private parties and functions. He cooked for our very own President Higgins at the Hole in the Wall Gastro Pub.

Gerry Crawford

General Manager

Phone: 087 231 4626   Email: gerry@elmsbar.ie

General Manager Gerry brings an impressive 20 years of hospitality experience to the table. Having spent the last 12 years as an integral part of the Seán Doyle group in his role of general manager at the Belgard Inn, Gerry was the ideal candidate to oversee this exciting and challenging project while still successfully running the Belgard. Gerry’s vast managerial experience includes 4 years in the popular Henry Grattans on Baggot street and a further 6 in Ireland’s oldest pub the Brazen head.

Maria Browne

Marketing and Sales Manager

Phone: 086 142 8280   Email: maria@elmsbar.ie

Maria joined the SD Group in November 2016, returning from Canada where she spent over 3 years working in Marketing and Events for Canada’s leading university, the University of British Columbia.

Maria has over 6 years of sales and advertising experience working for both Channel 4 and TV3 Television stations.