As midnight approached, a blacked-out people carrier drew up outside the Wright Venue. Hosting Rihanna and her retinue was obviously a coup for the Wright Venue and its owner, the restaurateur Michael Wright. Conor McGregor and 50 Cent would likewise grace the Wright Venue, partying beneath the “largest disco ball in Ireland”. In other words, it will be a nightclub, but not entirely, and certainly no longer the Versailles of bling that was the Wright Venue. Photograph: David WhiteAn extinction eventThe Wright Venue, Lillie’s and the Tivoli are merely the highest-profile victims of an extinction event rippling across Irish clubland.
Source: The Irish Times January 12, 2019 06:00 UTC