O’Keeffe’s – Mallow, Co Cork
R. SPAIN Birr, Co Offaly
Phelan’s Market House – Roscrea, Co Tipperary
The Derreen - Tullow, Co Carlow
Dowlings - Prosperous, Co. Kildare
Matt Molloy’s – Westport, Co Mayo THE Old Commando has long wondered just how Mayo footballer Lee Keegan manages to get up and down the vast Croke Park pitch for 70-plus minutes without looking jaded or as if he has even …
COFFEY’S - NEWBRIDGE
Morrissey – Abbeyleix, Co Laois
The Gregory Inn - Enfield
Fitzpatrick’s Bar – Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny
The Central - Clondalkin
The Wild Goose – Bray, Co Wicklow
The Sportsman Inn – Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford
Farrelly’s – Oldcastle, Co Meath
Monroe’s – Galway city
The High Stool -Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan
Fitzgerald’s Bar/The Pennyhill - Lucan
The Windmill House - Drogheda
Maunsell’s - Tullamore, Co. Offaly
The Coast Inn - Skerries
O'Shaughnessy's Delvin, Co. Westmeath
Druid Inn– Mountmellick
The Lamplighter Lounge - The Liberties, Dublin
Paddy Fitzsimon's - Navan
James Nolan - Kildare Town
PUB Spy and the team have been trying to cover as much ground as possible since returning to the road late last summer, and in particular we’ve been aiming to visit pubs for the first time.
WHO doesn’t enjoy a nice six hour round trip from Dublin city centre to Donegal town?
AFTER a hectic few weeks on the road The Old Commando suggested that a trip to the northside would be nice, so our designated driver set off towards the Ballymun/Finglas direction before we eventually found our port of call, the Autobahn Roadhouse …
THE Kingdom, how we’ve missed you! It’s been over two years since we graced this beautiful part of the country and our Commando’s were thrilled when we told them we were making the long journey to Listowel.
Murtagh’s Bar - Carrick-on-Shannon
The world-renowned travel website Lonely Planet has announced its list of the 20 best pubs in Ireland.
Silkes Bar - Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
THE Old Commando was delighted to be heading west this past week as he hadn't set foot in Mayo since December 2019, long before the dread C word dominated the Irish landscape.
DESPITE being just half an hour drive up the road from HQ, it was years since we had set foot in Ashbourne, perhaps more than a decade. "Lovely town is Ashbourne," the Old Commando said as we crossed the border into Co Meath.
OUR Commandos sat at their desks debating where they’d like to go this past week and the vote was split 50/50.
Drapers Tavern - Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
Montgomery's Whiskey Bar - Mullingar, Co Westmeath
Mema's - Parnell Street, Dublin
B Shevlin - Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
Tierneys - Waterford City
Racey Byrne's - Carlow Town
Rackards - Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Pilkington’s Bar - Birr, Co. Offaly
McLoughlin's Bar - Dun Laoghaire
The Central - Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Maggie Mays - Drogheda
The Jailhouse – Roscommon Town
The Whistle Stop – Virginia, Cavan