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Mr. Dooley’s Olde Irish Village Pub on the South Shore will close after St. Patrick’s Day

"Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, our paths must part," the bar revealed.

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St. Patrick's Day will be your last chance to get a pint of Guinness at Mr. Dooley's in Cohasset. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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Starting to make St. Patrick’s Day plans? If you’re a Cohasset resident, you’ll want to check out Mr. Dooley’s before it shutters for good.

Mr. Dooley’s Olde Irish Village Pub has poured pints of Guinness within its charming, intimate digs since it first opened in 2011. But the Cohasset pub is getting ready to close up shop: On Monday, it announced on social media that it will raise its last toast on St. Patrick’s Day.

“For the past 10 years we have called Cohasset our home,” the Facebook post read. “Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, our paths must part. As we pour our last pints and serve our last meals, we want to thank you, not only for your patronage, but more importantly your hospitality as you welcomed our family into your community. To our beloved staff, you are what made Dooleys Cohasset great! The backbone of our establishment. You are family and always will be. With great sadness, but also a profound appreciation for the people of Cohasset, we will pour our last pint this St. Patrick’s Day, our last hurrah!”

Fans of the neighborhood pub shared their well wishes.

“Really sad about this news,” Miguel Lennon wrote. “Tried so hard to support and frequent — good memories of bringing kids there and meeting friends. Another loss for Cohasset center, hopefully another real estate office or law firm doesn’t take its place and we can still have a pub there.”

“A lot of memories in this place as a host and server,” Abigail Keenan shared.

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Kenny Hartford put it simply: “This one bums me out.”

Mr. Dooley’s is part of Somers Pubs, a collection of local Irish bars that also include a Mr. Dooley’s outpost in Boston, Paddy O’s, Durty Nelly’s, Green Dragon, and Hennessy’s. Paddy O’s and Hennessy’s are temporary closed for the winter.

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