Our Story

Our Story

the reinvigoration of a local gem

Originating as an inn, known as The Viaduct Inn, The Viaduct was built in the early 1990s with direct views of the 90-foot-high steel and stone viaduct.

In 2022 The Viaduct became part of the Cliste Hospitality family, undergoing major redesign and refurbishment and reopening its doors to the public in September 2022.

“Our concept at The Viaduct is that of a modern Irish brasserie,” says Cliste Hospitality CEO Paul Fitzgerald, “a food and drink hall, and restaurant with menus changing seasonally that will become a destination dining option both for the local Bishopstown and wider Cork population and also for commuters to West Cork.”

Our reinvigoration journey

Meet our team

Keith & Gillian Colgan

Keith is from Lucan in Dublin, Gillian from Dungarvan in Co. Waterford. They met in culinary college in Killarney in 1995 and have worked together for 3 different companies over the years, the first JitterBeans ltd Restaurant & Retail, the second being their own personal restaurant The Mill Restaurant in Dungarvan and the largest hotel group in Australia called The ALH Group.

They returned to Ireland from Australia in 2021 and are both now looking forward to their next adventure & new chapter in their lives working for Cliste Hospitality in The Viaduct Cafe, Market & Restaurant.

Keith & Gillian Colgan

History of
The Chetwynd
Viaduct

The Viaduct is an important and substantial landmark in Cork City, Ireland. It carried one of Ireland’s largest railway networks the Great Southern and Western Railway in the early 20th century. Designed by Charles Nixon and built between 1849 and 1851 by Fox, Henderson, and Co, who also built the Crystal Palace in London.

The Viaduct is an impressive 91 feet high and four 110 feet wide arches. The Viaduct was damaged badly in the 1922 Irish Civil War but was fully repaired. A decking was in place, however was removed after it closed in 1961.

Delight, dine & enjoy
all the viaduct has to offer

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