Visit Traditional Irish Pub and grocery

Frank O’Briens Traditional Pub and Grocery


View Full Screen

 

It’s many accolades include oldest pub in Athy, one of best family pubs in Ireland, and one of the Sunday Tribune’s top one hundred pubs in Ireland. More than that, “Frank’s as it is commonly known, it has been a centre of  Kildare history and sports through the four continuous generations of the O’Brien family that have occupied the premises.

Passers-by have included thousands of  emigrants and their offspring from as far afield as The Falkland Islands,  Newfoundland, South Africa, Hong Kong and Van Diemen’s Land. In fact, Frank still has his grandfather’s ledger for one way tickets bought on credit for the “ferry” from Cobh to Baltimore back in the 1880s.

O’Brien’s Grocery and Bar
Emily Square
Athy
Co.Kildare
Ireland

Tel. (+353) 59 86 31480

 

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0528

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0416

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0428

 

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0493

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0553

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0494

 

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0454

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0560

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0422

 

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0542

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0530

Frank O'Briens Traditional Irish Pub_0539

A Historical Landmark

A shop front that has not changed in one hundred and thirty four years. Where if you look closely you can still see the tie-up loops that the  men would tie the reins to park the horse– donkey– and cart, so they could fill up on coal or turf while the wives did their groceries, and later of course, reward themselves with a pint of plain.