The Regency Hotel shooting location

Crime Scene Location in Whitehall, Dublin, Ireland

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Regency Hotel shooting location

This is the Bonnington in Whitehall, Dublin.

Up until October of 2017, it was known as the Regency Hotel.

This is the location where members of the Hutch gang carried out one of Ireland's most audacious gangland killings.

Murder 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, members of the Hutch gang arrived at the hotel.

Four of the men were wearing tactical police unit uniforms and carrying AK-47s. Another member of the gang came disguised as a woman.

The men were reportedly hoping to retaliate against the Kinahan cartel for the 2015 murder of Gary Hutch.

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

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

Regency shooting

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

One of the men who escaped the scene was crime boss Daniel Kinahan.

The police believe that Kinahan was the main target of the attack. However, he managed to exit the function room via an emergency door, run up a flight of stairs, and then climb 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 talking about Kinahan.

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

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

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

Hutch-Kinahan Fued

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

In the two years that followed, 15 men had their lives snuffed out in separate shootings.

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

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

Regency Hotel shooting location

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the hotel are:

53.377604, -6.246398


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The full address for this location is:

Bonnington Dublin Hotel
Swords Road
D09 C7F8

The Eircode is D09 C7F8.


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. It is roughly 3.5 kilometers away from Parnell Street in Dublin City. 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 of 2009.

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

Despite the shooting, sales at the hotel did not decrease. This is because hotels in Dublin are usually in high demand.

The owners were planning on rebranding the property before the shooting took place. However, the incident 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. Following the shooting, the fight was canceled.

Crime scene

Crime scene regency

Following the shooting, the hotel was cordoned off by gardai.

The foyer

The foyer.

This is the foyer where David Byrne was shot dead. The photograph 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.

Surveillance footage


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.

Function room

The function room.

When the gunfire broke out, panicked boxing fans started fleeing for their lives.

At the time, many believed that it might have been a terrorist attack.

The hotel is renamed

Bonnington Hotel

In October of 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 of 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 of 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.


Regency Hotel now

The Google Street View image above was captured in June of 2022—six years after the shooting took place.

This is the entrance where gang members stormed the hotel wearing SWAT-style police uniforms.

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