Killeen’s Village Tavern is a quaint little, old style Irish pub, full of charm and character. A dying breed in these modern times. It is situated just five minute stroll from the pier in Shannonbridge, County Offaly, and close to the 6th century, historic site of Clonmacnoise.
Killeen’s is home to acclaimed singer songwriter Louise Killeen, who has released two albums, won nationwide song writing competitions, and has appeared on RTE’s Late Late Show performing her new single.
The building itself is over 350 years old, and the pub has been in the Killeen family for over 80 years, with very little change to the original premises in that time, which only adds to the character.
Killeen’s Village Tavern comprises of a bar, lounge (with pool table),
tv room (with dart board) and a grocers shop.
The shop stocks everything, including the kitchen sink!
There is a vast range of fishing lures, baits, rods and reels.
Information about local fishing spots and catches is also available.
Whatever you’re looking for you are sure to find it in Killeen’s Shannonbridge!
Music is a huge feature of Killeen’s and everyone is welcome to bring their own instruments or play some of the instrument already in the bar at anytime.
The pub offers a variety of music through the summer season of May-September from Wednesday to Sunday night, and on Saturday night throughout the rest of the year. A very popular Trad night , which runs on a Thursday night every week from April, has been the highlight of many visits to the area.
The pub offers food all year round, with an attractive and tasty menu running from early April-October which includes a range of delicious, home made meals and desserts to expand any waistline. There is also a
menu, to keep everyone happy. Mary’s heart-warming vegetable and potato soup, with her home made brown bread, along with a selection of sandwiches and paninis are available all the time. Food is served daily from 12pm to 9.30pm, with exceptions, and food can be organised outside of these times with some notice.
The pub is family run, and definitely family orientated, with puzzles to keep the kids occupied, (that includes the big kids too!)
Killeen’s can accommodate small group and parties, having had a number of stag/hen do’s, birthday parties, coach tours and retirement parties in the past, through the day or in the evening, catering to specific requirements. Just call for details.
Killeen’s is a “must see” in the area for food, drink, music and
craic, with the friendly staff and colourful locals who add abundantly to this gem in the heart of Ireland.