The Regency Hotel shooting location

Crime Scene Location in Whitehall, Dublin, Ireland

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Regency Hotel shooting location

This is the location where the Regency Hotel shooting took place.

It is situated at 9 Swords Road in Whitehall, Dublin. In October 2017, it was renamed the Bonnington Hotel.

Killing of David Byrne

On February 5th, 2016, several associates of the Kinahan cartel were attending a boxing weigh-in at the hotel.

While the event was taking place, a group of armed men arrived at the entrance.

Four of the men were wearing tactical police unit uniforms and carrying AK-47s, while another was disguised as a woman.

Regency shooting
The Google Street View image above was captured in June 2022—six years after the shooting took place. This is the entrance where gang members stormed the hotel wearing SWAT-style police uniforms.

It is believed that the gang was aiming to retaliate against the Kinahan cartel for the 2015 murder of Gary Hutch.

When the gunmen entered the lobby of the hotel, Kinahan associate David Byrne initially decided to flee.

However, he made the fatal mistake of stopping to see what was happening. Seconds later, one of the hitmen identified Byrne and opened fire, killing him instantly.

Surveillance footage showed the gunmen walking into the foyer with AK-47 assault rifles. They were disguised as members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit.

Regency shooting

When the gunfire erupted, members of the cartel and terrified boxing fans ran towards the nearest exits.

Among those who fled that day was crime boss Daniel Kinahan.

Investigators believe that Kinahan was the primary target of the attack. However, he narrowly survived by exiting the function room via an emergency door, running up a flight of stairs, and climbing out onto a small roof at the back of the hotel.

During the attack, one of the shooters reportedly shouted, "He's not f**king here. I can't f**king find him!"

It is believed that they were referring to Kinahan.

The function room
When the gunfire broke out, panicked boxing fans fled for their lives. At the time, many believed that it might have been a terrorist attack.

After failing to locate their target, the men exited the hotel, jumped into a van, and fled the scene.

The audacious attack at the Regency Hotel received worldwide news coverage, and footage of people clamoring for the exit while gunshots rang out went viral on the Internet.

A year and a half after the incident, the hotel rebranded and became the Bonnington.

Hutch-Kinahan feud

The incident ignited a deadly feud between the Hutch gang and the Kinahans.

In the two years that followed, 15 men lost their lives in separate shootings.

Most of these men were associates of Gerry "The Monk" Hutch, who went into hiding following the attack.

Although Hutch was eventually extradited from Spain and charged with Byrne's murder, he was found not guilty of the crime in April 2023.

Regency Hotel shooting location

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


9 Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin, D09 C7F8, Ireland

The Eircode is D09 C7F8


To view directions on how to get there, you can use the Google Maps shortcut below:

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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the hotel are:

53.377604, -6.246398


The entrance to the hotel can be found on the N1 national primary road that runs through Whitehall.

Details about the general area

Whitehall is a suburb on the north side of Dublin. The hotel is relatively close to places such as Beaumont Hospital, Dublin Airport, and motorways such as the M1 and the M50.


Photos of the hotel and other related images.

The Regency Hotel in 2009

Regency Hotel

This Google Street View of the "Regency Airport Hotel" was taken in April 2009.

The hotel, which was opened in 1987, has over 200 bedrooms.

Sales did not decrease after the incident, as hotels in Dublin are always in high demand.

Although the owners had already been planning to rebrand the property, the shooting did accelerate their plans.

The attack occurred while a boxing weigh-in was being held in the function room.

The weigh-in was for a lightweight title fight between Jamie Kavanagh and Antonio João Bento.

The fight was later canceled.


Crime scene regency

Following the shooting, the hotel was cordoned off.

The foyer

The foyer

This is the foyer where David Byrne was shot dead. The photograph above was taken five months after the attack.

The Hutch-Kinahan feud

The Hutch-Kinahan feud

Pictured above are Gerry Hutch, Daniel Kinahan, and David Byrne. The feud reportedly started after the Kinahan cartel murdered Gerry's nephew, Gary.

The hotel is renamed

Bonnington Hotel

In October 2017, the owners rebranded the hotel as the Bonnington.

Gary Hutch

Gary Hutch

Gary Hutch was the nephew of Gerry "The Monk" Hutch. In the past, he worked for the Kinahan cartel. However, in September 2015, he was shot dead at his apartment complex in Marbella, Spain.

Sources believe that Gary fell out of favor with the Kinahans after he started to work alongside a rival organization from England. There were also suspicions among the hierarchy of the cartel that Gary was an informant.

Over the next couple of months, tensions within the gang continued to soar.

It is believed that Gary Hutch may have attempted to orchestrate the murder of Daniel Kinahan in September 2014. However, the hit was a failure, as the gunman shot at the wrong target.

Following the failed attempt, the Hutch gang tried to save Gary's life by making a deal with the Kinahans. They even handed over €200,000 in cash to the cartel. Despite this, the cartel reportedly demanded another €200,000 and then reneged on the original deal.

Gerry Hutch also became a target

Gerry Hutch

Following his nephew's murder, Gerry "The Monk" Hutch also became a target. On New Year's Eve of 2015, there was a failed attempt on his life in Lanzarote.

That night, he was drinking in a pub when two hitmen entered the premises.

However, Hutch immediately recognized them and left via a side exit.

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