The pub where Bernard 'Verb' Sugg was shot dead.

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The pub where Westies member Bernard 'Verb' Sugg was shot dead.

This is the pub where gunmen murdered 24-year-old Westies gang member Bernard "Verb" Sugg.

At the time of the shooting, it was known as the Brookwood Inn. Nowadays, the building is home to a bar called Leonard's.

"Verb" was an enforcer for "the Westies". The Westies were a violent drug gang that were based in Blanchardstown, in the northwest of Dublin.

The gang's leadership consisted of Shane Coates and Bernard's older brother, Stephen Sugg.

Other members included Andrew and Mark Glennon—two brothers who served as muscle.

During the late 1990s and early noughties, the outfit controlled most of the heroin trade in west Dublin.

For nearly five years, they terrorized the area, dishing out punishment beatings for debts as low as €10.

The Westies split.

However, in 2003, there was a split in the Westies. According to gangland sources, Andrew and Mark Glennon wanted a larger slice of the pie. As a result, they fell out with the leadership of the Westies and teamed up with another crime family from north Dublin.

That same year, leaders Shane Coates and Stephen Sugg fled to Spain following a shootout with the Irish police in Cavan.

With the two leaders of the Westies gone, the Glennon brothers realized that it was the perfect time to take over.

All they needed to do was remove Bernard "Verb" Sugg from the equation.

The murder of Bernard 'Verb' Sugg.

On August 18th, 2003, Bernard Sugg was drinking at this spot in Corduff when two men wearing balaclavas entered the building at around 22:30.

After realizing that he was the target, Sugg attempted to make a dash towards the exit. However, his assailant shot him twice in the chest before he could escape.

He died in the hospital an hour later.

Gardai believe that it was the Glennon brothers who arrived at the pub that night. Following the death of "Verb", the two brothers took control of the drug trade in west Dublin.

However, their reign at the top did not last long.

In 2005, both of the Glennon brothers were murdered after they became embroiled in a dispute with their new crime partners.

Where was Bernard Sugg killed?

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

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the pub are as follows.

  • Latitude: 53.399568
  • Longitude: -6.374661

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Address.

The full address for this location is:

Leonard's Pub
Blackcourt Road
Corduff
Dublin
D15 HT73
Ireland

The Eircode is D15 HT73.

Directions.

The pub is on the same road as Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Corduff.

Details about the general area.

The pub is in Corduff, which is a suburb in the northwest of Dublin. The suburb sits to the north of Blanchardstown in Dublin 15. It is relatively close to popular places such as the National Aquatic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre and Tolka Valley Park.

Trivia and other information.

  • One of Verb's victims described him as a "violent psychopath." Others described him as a bully.
  • He also worked as a doorman at the Brookwood Inn. The week before his death, he refused entry to two rival gang members.
  • After Shane Coates and Stephen Sugg fled to Spain, Bernard took over the job of running the Westies in Ireland.
  • Westies leaders Shane Coates and Stephen Sugg went missing in Spain in 2004. Two years later, authorities found their bodies buried underneath a warehouse near Alicante. Gardai believe that the two men attempted to muscle in on the drug trade in the area. Subsequently, a rival Irish gang lured the pair to a warehouse and then murdered them.
  • The gunmen who murdered Bernard knew exactly where to go. This is because the Westies always sat in the same spot.
  • On the night of the shooting, the pub was extremely busy. The hitmen fired nine bullets and showed little concern for innocent bystanders.
  • The Westies had a reputation for using extreme violence. They slashed people with carpet knives, and on one occasion, they even beat up a man in a wheelchair.

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The Brookwood Inn.

The Brookwood Inn

A Google Street View image of the Brookwood Inn in Corduff. This was taken in May of 2009. Judging by social media, it seems as though the Brookwood Inn closed its doors in 2015. The current pub "Leonard's" opened during the autumn of 2017.

The Westies.

The Westies

Shane Coates, Stephen Sugg, Bernard Sugg, Mark Glennon and Anthony Glennon were all leading members of the Westies. They were all killed within the space of two years.

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