The outside of Hennessy’s makes it hard to resist with its pretty thatched roof and memorabilia lining its windows. The inside is just as charming with its stone walls and wooden furnishings making it very inviting. The pub has an impressive food menu which includes traditional fish and chips, tasty salads, the Hennessy char-grilled burger, and plenty of other mouth-watering dishes that can all be washed down with a pint.
The Ollie Hayes Pub has been in the Hayes name since the early 1930s. The family-run pub is now famous for serving Guinness to Barak and Michelle Obama who visited Moneygall in 2011. The pub owners followed up with a visit to the White House in 2013 and even accompanied Barak Obama to his local pub in Washington D.C. Ollie Hayes is a traditional pub that has certainly become busier since the former U.S President sipped a pint there. The Obama Centre in Moneygall has become a popular Offaly tourist attraction in recent years, with Ollie Hayes the perfect stop after exploring the centre.
Dan and Molly’s is a quaint thatched pub that is filled with character – inside and out. The pub is renowned for being friendly and welcoming to all who pass through its doors and, once inside, the pub’s walls lined with old photos and memorabilia only add to its warm and homely atmosphere. In the evenings there is also often entertainment, be it live traditional music or a Fleadh outside on a sunny day.
J.J. Hough’s is a charming 250-year-old pub that hosts live traditional music and a sing-a-long every night of the week. The pub’s façade is almost hidden away by an overgrown vine that sweeps across the front and adds to the building’s character. The pub is popular with locals and visitors to the town and in the evening lots of ‘craic’ is sure to be had. Known as “The Singing Pub”, J.J. Hough’s has built up a great reputation for live music, attracting visitors from all over Offaly across the year.
Giltraps is an inviting pub with wooden furnishing, friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. It is based in the village of Kinnitty which lies at the foothills of Slieve Bloom Mountains. The pub has an outdoor terrace, and with both Kinnitty Castle and Birr Castle nearby there are endless walks to be enjoyed as you work up a thirst before paying Giltraps a visit. The building itself dates back to the 17th century and has won numerous awards over the years.