A planning application has been submitted to Kildare County Council for a 20 bed boutique hotel at the Hanged Man's bar and restaurant in Milltown.
The awarding winning premises on the banks of the Grand Canal is a firm favourite with locals as well as national and international visitors.
Proposals for the venue include a reception area, lounge bar and restaurant, kitchen, cold room, beer store, plant room and toilets.
Also in the designs is canal-side decking, a rooftop herb garden with solar panels and a marquee tent.
Also being proposed is an enlarged car park.
The building is recorded in the national inventory of architectural heritage.