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John Benny's Pub

Both of us ( John Benny and Éilís) are musical and have met most of our friends through music, and continue to do so. We encourage guests to have a go at a song or a tune, so, though we ...

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The White House Bar & Restaurant

In this stunningly refurbished venue, we pride ourselves in offering great food, great drink and great service. We serve Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Looking for a coffee and scone? You’ll find our coffee and freshly home baked ...

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The Bleeding Horse

Our Entertainment Thursday - The Band Of Moonlight Love live music every Thursday ... 10pm - late Funky Feel Good Fridays Friday & Saturday - G.I.R. (Glamorous Indie Rock) we play an eclectic mix of indie, rock, electro pop, 80's (good 80's), britpop, ...

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The Long Hall Pub

‘A Delight to the Senses’ Linger awhile and study your surroundings here! Observe how the fabulous Victorian fittings are sumptuously carved and notice how the counter is dressed with brass trim. View how the pub is punctuated by exquisite partitions off ...

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Albert Lynch's Pub

THE BUILDING HOUSING ALBERT LYNCH' S was originally part of a Church of Ireland school for the Cloyne diocese. After the diocesan college closed, local landlord Sir Denham J. Norreys of Mallow Castle bought the buiding and then leased it to ...

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Kytelers Inn Kilkenny

With a history dating back to 1263, Kytelers Inn, in the heart of the Mediaeval City of Kilkenny, combines a rich heritage with 21st century amenities and service. Since it was first established by the notorious Dame Alice de Kyteler in ...

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Larkins Bar

At Larkins Music Pub, we host Traditional Irish Music sessions that can be enjoyed weekly.They are performed by a wide variety of gifted musicians, with some wonderful Irish dancing on display. We also host other live music sessions to suit ...

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Vaughans Pub

The pub is homely, with 2 open fires in the bar and a garden set up with tables at the back. Traditional Irish menus are served all day (seafood chowder, bacon & cabbage, beef & Guinness stew) and are based ...

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Hole In The Wall Pub

The Hole in the Wall is named after a tradition which existed here for around 100 years, which is the practice of serving drinks through a hole in the wall. British soldiers who were forbidden to leave the Phoenix Park ...

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The Duke Pub

The Duke Pub

Try a mid morning walk around St Stephens Green, and then go shopping on Grafton Street. Then it's time to relax in the wonderful surroundings of the Duke Pub on Duke Street where you can enjoy a wonderful lunch and ...

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The Brian Boru Pub.

The Brian Boru Pub.

TAKE A TRIP TO THE WONDERFUL BOTANIC GARDENS IN GLASNEVIN, OR VISIT THE HISTORICAL GLASNEVIN CEMETRY. Then relax in the wonderful surrounds of the BRIAN BORU PUB . The Brian Boru has an excellent reputation for top class food and drink.  

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Kate Kearneys Cottage

Kate Kearneys Cottage

Take one of the most beautiful drives of your life from Killarney through the gap of Dunloe . Then Make sure to stop off at Kate Kearneys for a great traditional Lunch 

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Gibneys of Malahide

Gibneys of Malahide

Are you looking for a great Village to visit while staying in Dublin? Then go to Malahide and pop into Gibneys for a fantastic atmosphere day or night. Sure you might as well have a pint!!!

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The Ferryman Inn

The Ferryman Inn

Have you had a long day in the Convention Centre. Then pop across the bridge and have a relaxing pint in the Ferryman Pub

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Cahenys Bar

Established 1890.
The oldest and most traditional pub you will find in Sligo. Cahenys is your one stop for great food, traditional music and a wonderful atmosphere.

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Well the story of this pub goes all the way back to the late 1890’s and begins with Mr. John Caheny. John was born into the family of Michael and Catherine Caheny of Carrowrod West Co.Sligo in 1868. He moved into Sligo Town from Kilglass sometime around the late 1880’s. In Sligo Town there were various Merchants and Bonded Houses in the Market St., Gratten St., O’Connell St. and Wine St. areas. Some of the names of these were Higgins and Keighrons, Bellew Brothers, O’Connor Brothers and Blackwoods. John learned his trade by working for some of the above Merchants as an apprentice. On the right you can see a picture of him on his wedding day the 4th September 1900 when he married Mary Killelea. John&Mary Caheny, Wedding Day 4/9/1900

John bought the premises on Mail Coach Road sometime in the 1890’s and opened it as a Public House and Grocery Store. He Bottled his own Stout and Spirits for sale on the premises. You can see an advertisment which appeared in the local Sligo newpaper sometime pre 1910 here. At that time the building on the site at Mail Coach Road was much different than it is today. The front of the Public House was right out at the footpath on the road with living quarters behind the public house, whereas today it is removed in from the road with a forecourt in front and living quarters above the pub.

The original building was demolished sometime in the late 1930’s due to lack of space to make way for the current building. The only surviving picture we have of the original Public House building is on the right. This Photo was taken by James Caheny one of John and Mary’s ten children. As you can see in the photo there is a lot of bunting, flags and decoration in front of the pub. This was due to the Catholic Congress which was on in Ireland at the time of this photo, 1932. The lady on the left of the picture is Bridie Caheny one of John and Marys Daughters. Unfortunately the Caheny name above the door of the pub is obscured by foliage, on the extreme left you can make out the ‘J’ of John and you can see the letters of ‘Caheny’ through the foliage.

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