A pub, a place of pilgrimage and a greengrocers, M O’Shea wears its multitasking hat with pride
Tucked away in the midland town of Borris, County Carlow, M O’Shea 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.
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:
You have Scrapbooks created. Click below to see all of your saved pages.
Create a new Scrapbook:
This page has been save to your Scrapbook
You’ll find Titanic clues in many places in Northern Ireland. But in a pub?
Since being taken over by boxer Bobby Blackwell in 1980, De Barra’s has been about two things: beer and folk music
Corinthian columns, wood panels carved by Italian artisans and gas lights overhead. Belfast’s Crown Bar is the ultimate...
“Our next guest is one of the very few people to be nominated for an Academy Award before they were old enough to drive”....
From $900 per person
From $599 per person
Offers from $1195.00
From $1,399 pp after instant rebate
From $2,659 pps
From $35 pps
Limited departures, book now
From USD 1439.00 Estimated US$ guide price: $1,449 USD (based on US$1 = €0.94)
Offers from $639.00
$1,099 Air Inclusive
From $399 per person
From $473 pps for 8-nights including B&B
From $845 per person
$839 per person
From $1,999 per person
From $1,749* per person
From $479 per couple
From $1,695 per person sharing
From $1229 per person, based on 2 traveling,
Offers from $49.48
Vacation ideas, news, offers… sign up for our newsletter and we’ll keep you in touch with Ireland.
Excited your interest? There are airports throughout the Island with international arrivals. Discover airlines flying to Ireland from your location.
Want to know more? Ask a question in our Community, they're the people who know Ireland best.
For more information on travel, accommodation and attractions have a look at our brochures and maps.
If you’re a visitor from the island of Ireland you may want to visit one of these sites… Otherwise proceed to Ireland.com