The Gibney family has been quenching the thirsts of locals and visitors alike in their Malahide establishment for four generations. In that time they’ve managed to create a warm, welcoming environment that cannot be rivalled. Whether it’s a regular haunt or a first-time visit, the Gibney family’s famous hospitality will ensure you keep coming back.
In 1937 James Gibney began our adventure in Malahide, and what can we say other than we're still here... We've seen it all over the years – the Allies won, the Swinging Sixties, Beatlemania, 80s hair, when Jack's Army went to Italy, Y2K, and everything else in between. We have a long and interesting history, so why not join us and become part of it?
The coastal seaside town of Malahide is today celebrated as the mecca of Dublin's social and leisure activities, but some fifty years back, it was merely a country village surrounded by pasture and corn land.When the Gibney family first arrived here on the 6th of December 1937, they were entering what was essentially a 'spit and sawdust pub' with a back yard that contained an apple garden and a pungent-smelling piggery.For the Gibney family, who have been five generations in the Dublin licensed trade, this may have appeared an unusual acquisition, but it continued the family migration trend northwards towards the coast.At the time James Joseph Gibney paid £2,500 for this pub he also owned the Royal Hotel in Howth and the Phoenix Bar in Parkgate Street, the once-famous refuge of Michael Collins. It was here that young Jack Gibney learned the business of the licensed trade before moving to Malahide.