Paud O'Neill's Bar
Paud O’Neill’s Bar is as traditional an Irish bar as they come.
Back in the day, a pub was more like a one-stop shop: order a pint along with the rashers, a dozen eggs, a large pan and lots more. Paud O’Neill, and his wife, Sheila, bought the pub in 1942 and, as well as groceries, turned their hand to running a restaurant, rearing pigs and chickens, and trading wool. Add to that selling petrol and running a Hackney cab business – there was never a dull moment!
These days, like the vast majority of pubs in Ireland, Paud’s, as it’s known locally, focuses on selling beers and spirits. Paud and Sheila’s son, Cyril, now proudly carries on the family business providing a big welcome and a well-stocked bar.
With some of the original fixtures and fittings still in place since its grocery days, here’s a bar offering something authentic to those who hanker after the times when a bar was all about the chat, the craic and meeting old friends, and maybe enjoying a game of pool.
However, Paud’s is looking to the future, too.
Every Friday and Saturday night, for live music come along to Paud’s BarN. Situated at the rear of the pub, Chris Byrne has brought new life to a space formerly used in the wool trading days. Now it’s an informal and intimate venue for up and coming bands to perform a mixture of covers and original music. DJ sessions feature too.
Check out the Paud’s BarN website for all the latest information about who’s on and when.