The Storyteller in Gaelic is An Seanachai. The story of the Seanachai is a tale going back over 170 years. Prior to 1847 the original farmhouse which is the Main Entrance and The Old Kitchen were a farm The Long bar was the attached stable for the animals. In 1847 the new Famine Graveyard opened and the enterprising Farmer turned his Farmhouse into a Public House to serve the numerous funerals that were taking place.
Over the years the pub has undergone numerous changes and has seen many Landlords and Landladies in the 170 years that have passed. Many stories have carried down the years and traditionally this was through a Seanachai or Storyteller. We have some great videos on our Seanachai ( Storyteller ) Page
We are now open for food under the Covid 19 Guidelines. Reservations are recomended at Weekends. We open From 5pm to 8pm Wednesday & Thursday Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 8pm. Our online system is working for deliveries and takeaways and you can order at www.anseanachai.com
Welcome to An Seanachai Pub, Kitchen and Venue one of the oldest Thatched Pubs in Ireland. Originally a Farmhouse the Seanachai was created by an enterprising farmer who saw the opportunity to serve the mourners at the newly created adjacent Famine Graveyard in 1846. To this day the oroginal farmhouse kitchen is intact and the pub has developed over the years to house a 70 seater Restaurant, a 90 seater Venu and a very traditional Irish Pub that hold 60. You can find out more about the history of the pub on our history page
Our Restaurant has been transformed with the installation of a genuine Vallorani Pizza Oven especially imported from Italy. This Traditional Wood Burning Oven creates that unique flavour of genuine Italian Pizza. With our Italian Pizza Chef An Seanachai offers the tastiest Pizzas in Town.We also supply fresh Rottisserie Irish Chicken and Daves very Special Fried Chicken with a taste to bring the memories of your favourite Chicken ever coming back. Our Burgers are all made using the finest Irish Hereford Beef and then grilled over our Chargrill to give that unique open flame taste.
Originally a Courtyard the Venue is now an amazing enclosed space offering a unique audio experience by some amazing Irish artists. Seating up to 90 The Venue offers you the opportunity to see some of the countries finest acts in the most intimate of settings. For details of upcoming gigs please see our Venue dedicated page where you can also buy tickets for upcoming shows.
Currently Closed but we are creating An Seanachai Winter Sessions which you can view onn our You Tube Chanel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAQqbey3sHk
The Bar at An Seanachai
A long history dating back pre 1846 the main part of the long bar was in fact the livestock shed where the farm animals wouuld have been housed. The original Kitchen is still intact with what was once the bedroom now the office. It is said that Michael Collins and Eamon Develera have both spent a night in the An Seanachai.