No trip to Ireland is complete without visiting a good Pub and listening to traditional Irish Music. Foley’s Traditional Bar & Restaurant is a classic, renowned for its hospitality and excellent Cuisine.
Originally the Establishment was a Thatched Pub cum Grocery servicing a large Hinterland which included the Palatinate, a large community of people from the Palatinate of the Rhine who settled at Killeheen around 1712, these people were renowned for their thrifty living & each family had their own particular trade, such as Cider making, Butter churning & Cheese making. A lot of Memorabilia & photographs in the Bar reflect the Economic life of the people.
Numerous books have been written about the Socio-economic activities of the various groupings within the Community by such notable local Writers as Dr. John Comer & Tom Nestor. One can browse through these books in front of an open fire with a nice pint of Guinness and reflect on times gone by.
At the weekends the place comes alive with the haunting sounds of Bagpipes, Accordions and Tambourines, played by local musicians.
Many a Foreigner and Locals alike make the Pilgrimage to this Classic Pub to savour the delights of Kate O’s Kitchen named after the former proprietor and Gaelic speaker who came from Clogher overlooking the Blasket Islands and DunQuin made famous by its association with the making of the film Ryan’s Daughter. Raised on a hill farm on the sea shore, she quickly realised that creating good food requires good ingredients produced locally and prepared with respect & care thus creating meals that linger long in the memory.
Today Head Chef & owner Darragh Ronan applies the same culinary ethics to his food preparation so that we can enjoy what is around us both rich & fresh & lets us celebrate our heritage through the simple pleasures of good food
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