Eugene Kelly's Old World Bar boasts authentic charm and character within the bustling midlands town of Tullamore. Renowned locally as having the best pints of porter in the town, it encapsulates an old world style with a warm, traditional welcome. Eugene Kelly himself has been in the pub trade for over 30 years and has a longstanding reputation as a business man and professional publican.
Nestled on the corner of Kilbeggan Bridge, the building's flagstone dates back to 1792 when Charles Berry completed its construction. Uniquely positioned, Eugene's overlooks both the canal and the main street within this heritage town. Originally established as a grocery and pub, the evidence of customers popping in for a pint and a loaf can be seen in the host of original shelves behind the bar counter. Once bedecked with such larder basics as breads, jams, biscuits and flour, today, the shelves are adorned with beer bottles from afar, genuine Irish antiques and other gathered bric-a-brac.
Customers coming to Eugene's can choose between a tipple in the bar or lounge. The bar, the genuine homestead of the building, is divided by an old chimney breast - with the top end offering a comfortable alcove area, and the longer end presenting a larger open space with high wooden beams and original shelving. In the lounge, there is ample opportunity to peruse old world fare in cosy surroundings, explore the music snug with fiddles, banjos, French horns and African harps or sip a pint of porter by the roaring fire.
Eugene Kelly's is in prime placement for anyone attending GAA matches in O'Connor Park, visitors boating along the canal or punters looking for banter, craic and warm hospitality. For music lovers, there is a traditional music session every Thursday night in the lounge, where musicians or listeners from near and far can come and join in. Additionally, there is live music in the bar every Monday night from Brendan Keeley and Paul Skelton.
Go on..... pop in for a pint!
Fantastic live entertainment with the renowned singer/songwriter Brendan Keeley, accompanied by the talented Paul Skelton. A hugely popular night.
Trad night with some local, talanted and accomplished musicians. ......and maybe a song or two.... Always a great session and appreciated warmly by our patrons. Musicians welcome.
This page was designed by Web Design Wexford