The Old Thatch must be one of the oldest licensed premises in Ireland. At Castlemartyr Quarter sessions in 1867 the then owner of the premises, John Conway applied for a renewal of his licence. It was refused on the grounds that the premises were being used to harbour Fenians. He stated in his submission that his house had been licences for over two hundred years without complaint. Nevertheless, the presiding magistrate withheld the licence. The present owners the Sweeney family can trace ownership as far back as the mid 1700's.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact The Old Thatch for directions and precise location prior to your visit.