The Midlands Sights

Morrissey's Pub

  • 10 Main St. Map It
  • Abbeyleix
  • Historic District/Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

Don't miss Morrissey's. A working public house since 1775, this is one of Ireland's best-loved drinking emporiums and has a dark, wood-panel interior furnished with antique bar fittings. Customers can warm themselves by an ancient potbelly stove. Until 2005 this establishment still functioned as a shop, and while it retains its stocks of groceries, they are no longer for sale. An evocative time capsule, it serves as a reminder of times when you could purchase a pound of butter, the newspaper, and cattle feed while enjoying the obligatory pint of Guinness. They serve soup and sandwiches in the afternoon which you can enjoy alfresco at picnic tables at the front of the bar. A traditional band entertains the drinkers from 6–8 on Sunday evening.

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10 Main St. , Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland

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Published 08/11/2015


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