Meath punter celebrates pubs reopening by spending €189 on 42 pints of Guinness

After a long hard wait, pubs in Ireland finally reopened on Monday as life slowly returns to some semblance of normality.

And one punter marked the special occasion by racking up a seriously pricey bill.

The receipt shows how the total came to an eye-watering 222.90 during a 105-minute stint at the pub.

A portion of fish and chips, two bowls of soup and two cokes were bought - as well as 42 pints of Guinness.

The punter splashed a mammoth 189 on 42 pints of the Black Stuff, reports Dublin Live.

On the receipt is shows how much the customer spent at Darnley, a hotel bar in Co Meath.

A review on says that the three-star guesthouse has a "well-stocked" bar.

However, a staff member at the hotel explained that the bill had been split between several customers.

According to the publication, the hotel has enforced strict social distancing measures in place.

It has put a one-way system in place with hand sanitiser stations dotted around the pub.

Pubs which have reopened must serve a substantial meal at the value of at least 9.

And customers are only allowed to stay a maximum of one hour and 45 minutes.