M O’Shea

A pub, a place of pilgrimage and a greengrocers, M O’Shea wears its multitasking hat with pride

M O'Shea's provided by <a href="http://www.jamesfennell.com/" >James Fennell</a>
M O'Shea's provided by James Fennell

Tucked away in the midland town of Borris, County Carlow, M O’Shea’s has held fast to its roots as a multitasking pub. And that’s no mean feat. The building it occupies has operated as a grocer and a bar since the 19th century.

The O’Shea family bought the pub in 1934 with its purchaser, Michael O’Shea, earning the no-fuss nickname of “Bossman”. We’re guessing patrons knew where they stood.

M O'Shea's pub
M O'Shea's pub

When O’Shea and his wife passed away in the 1980s, their son Jim and his wife Carmel took over the grocer-pub. Today, they keep it in the tradition that has earned it so many loyal local patrons. There are no gimmicks here: this is a true rural, family-run pub and chances are you’ll be the only tourist.

Come for the atmosphere, stay for a pint and leave with your shopping.

Not bad for a bar.

Think a friend might enjoy this article? Click to save and share

Save this page to a Scrapbook:


Save this page to your Scrapbook:

Add Add

You have Scrapbooks created. Click below to see all of your saved pages.

See Scrapbooks

Create a new Scrapbook:

Cancel Create

This page has been save to your Scrapbook


Holiday ideas, news, offers… sign up for our ezine and we’ll keep you in touch with Ireland.

No results match your search criteria

Need a flight or ferry?

By sea or by air, find the best route here

Find flights
Find ferries