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”....
You can meet award-winning authors, Hollywood stars, critics, readers and writers (and sometimes all in the pub) at...
Save $50 with promo code TISTP17
Save $100 pp if you book by 12/31/16
From $4,699 per person
From $1093 pps
From $340 per room
From $2,299 - Book by 11/30/16 & Save $100 PP
From $1,999 per person based on 6 traveling together and private vehicle, please call 800-237-9376 for details
From $1,398 per person
$2,667 pp based on 1 USD = 0.91 EUR estimated
Starting from $629* per person with air
$2,003 per person double occupancy
From $1,099 per person
From $498 pps for 8 nights including B&B
From $2,899 pp, dbl occ, use code EMERALD2016
From $359 pp
Includes airfare and based on double occupancy
Now $1,006 pp. Use code MKTI50123116.
From $2,099 pp
price per person based on twin share
$1,214 per person
From $1,295 per person - Use Code for $50 toward additional sightseeing.
8 Night Ireland by Rail from $1,425
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