Gene Anderson's Thatch Pub
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Elphin Road, Ballindrehid, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim,
Built in 1760, this rural, traditional cottage is a gem. One of Ireland's oldest bars 'The Thatch Pub' has been selling drink and merchandise, serving as a shebeen and landmark in the area for generations.
Bring the whole family to Gene Anderson's to experience Irish culture, music, song, and dance in an incredible rural setting.
Lovingly restored by its present landlord, Gene Anderson – himself a musician – the pub boasts antiques, good company, and interesting local people. It's a venue for nightly sessions in a beautiful atmosphere where you can enjoy quality drinks, fine music, comfort, and easy access by taxi at fixed rates from their accommodation in the area.
The pub is an internationally recognised venue where visiting musicians and singers are encouraged to freely join in with the locals in spontaneous informal sessions of various musical styles in a stress-free atmosphere. Locals will help you to learn dance steps to the lively tunes.
An arched parking area can facilitate camper vans. There is access for the disabled, and children and pets are always welcome.