Thomas Connolly Sligo’s oldest traditional Irish pub.ligo’s oldest traditional Irish pub. One of 20 top pubs in Ireland to feature in the Lonely Planet.
A story worth sharing.
There has been a pub here since 1780, opening onto Holborn Street. The Markievicz Road end was originally living quarters. Thomas Connolly’s pub was first licensed in 1861. There’s a great account of Connolly’s in the book The Irish Pub, by James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury. Connolly’s storied past includes at least one visit from Charles Stewart Parnell during the pub’s early days, plus Thomas Connolly himself becoming Mayor of Sligo in 1890 (the same year he acquired the premises).
Thomas Connolly Sligo – Story and Timeline
There has been a pub here since 1780, opening onto Holborn Street. The Markievicz Road end was originally living quarters. As seen in the image below, Thomas Connolly was also a wholesale grocer.
The pub was first licensed in 1861. There’s a great account of Connolly’s in the book The Irish Pub, by James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury. Connolly’s storied past includes at least one visit from Charles Stewart Parnell during the pub’s early days, plus Thomas Connolly himself becoming Mayor of Sligo in 1890 (the same year he acquired the premises).
The pub was established during a time of plentiful maritime trade; deliveries of rope, linen and tea came into Sligo on ships from all over Europe. A grocer’s shop was located at one end of the pub, popular for selling tea, sugar and bottling whiskey.
These days, Connolly’s is best known for its warm welcome, its famous pint of stout, its relaxing atmosphere, its extensive whiskey selection and live music.
In the pub there’s an ever-growing Craft Beer, Whiskey and Gin collection. We’ll also happily prepare a freshly ground or specialty coffee of your choice.
What to expect when visiting Thomas Connolly, Sligo
County Sligo, the west coast of Ireland and the country as a whole is world-renowned for its music. We bring together some of the best musicians with regular guest performances.
An evening of live music at Thomas Connolly’s pub Sligo is not to be missed.
If you are interested in the weekly music schedule, you can get it on the Thomas Connoly website – https://www.thomasconnollysligo.com/about
Join THomas Connolly for great, friendly service in comfortable surroundings. Meet with locals, share stories and learn more about the history of the pub and Sligo County.
Showing all the big sporting events live.
Throughout the years, watching sport at Thomas Connolly pub Sligo has been a favourite for locals and visitors alike.
Join us in friendly surroundings for a memorable experience.
Opening Hours and Times:
Updates hours on the website: – https://www.thomasconnollysligo.com/about
A fine tradition.
We currently stock over 160 whiskies made up of premium Irish, Scotch, Japanese and Bourbons. We continue to grow our premium range and we also offer whiskey tastings & events in our historic pub.
It’s all about choice.
We are home to a growing selection of small batch, handmade premium Irish & international gins.
We stock premium tonics and mixers, while also offering a range of fresh garnishes of your choice.
Supporting Irish craftsmanship.
When it comes to our offerings, we have introduced many local and national Irish craft beers on draught. We’ve recently done a local collaboration to bring in our own Thomas Connolly IPA and Red Ale on draught.
Thomas Connolly has a great online shop where you can buy premium whiskey products and merchandise.
VIsit the online shop – https://www.thomasconnollysligo.com/whiskey-shop
Sligo (/ˈslaɪɡoʊ/ SLY-goh; Irish: Sligeach [ˈʃlʲɪɟəx], meaning ‘abounding in shells’) is a coastal seaport and the county town of County Sligo, Ireland, within the western province of Connacht. With a population of approximately 20,000 in 2016, it is the largest urban centre in the county, with Sligo Borough District constituting 61% (38,581) of the county’s population of 63,000.
Sligo is a commercial and cultural centre situated on the west coast of Ireland. Its surrounding coast and countryside, as well as its connections to the poet W. B. Yeats have made it a tourist destination.
Other things Sligo is known for.
Overshadowing Sligo town is the iconic Ben Bulben, the Table Mountain of Ireland.
Beaches like Strandhill, Easkey & Mullaghmore have some of Europe’s best surfing waves
Sligo is a hotspot of ancient megalithic sites older than the pyramids of Giza.
There have been people inhabiting the Coolera Peninsula and area around the Garavogue River since megalithic times, meaning more than five thousands years ago. They created monuments, tombs, cairns and other sites that are still scattered around the Sligo countryside that actually pre-date the pyramids!
From: – https://www.wildernessireland.com/blog/destination-spotlight-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-sligo/
Sligo is renowned for its seaweed baths at Enniscrone and Strandhill.
Classiebawn Castle is a country house built for The 3rd Viscount Palmerston on what was formerly a 4,000-hectare estate on the Mullaghmore Peninsula near the village of Cliffoney, County Sligo, in the Republic of Ireland. The current castle was largely built in the late 19th century. Wikipedia
More places in Sligo – https://lovetovisitireland.com/?s=Sligo&post_type=place
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