The Green Bar Pub The Fairgreen Borrisokane
Phone: 353 67 27266
Street and parking lot parking
Good For Groups
1 Pub – 1 Family – 100 Years in Business – 5 Generations – 6 Proprietors !
Bit of History: First records of the “Green Bar” property go back as far as January 6th 1847 when Thomas Towers sold the property to Denis Kennedy.. He sold it to Edmond Browne on July 3rd 1899. On February 16th 1918 it was purchased by Bridget (aka Delia) Cahalan and is still to this day in the same family tree, some 100 years later !!.. The Green Bar was passed to her son Michael Cahalan (more affectionately known as the “Wheely Bowley”) on December 31st 1946 (i.e. his Mum got Christmas trade, but da Wheely Bowley got the New Year business – no flies there.. !!); then on April 27th 1951 the business was purchased by Bridget Dennison (his sister) and then passed to Mary Coonan (her daughter) on June 14th 1974 and then to Chris Coonan (her son) on August 8th 1995, most recently the pub has been passed to Eoin Coonan (his nephew) on February 16th 2013. The pub was formally twinned with the oldest Irish Pub in Rhode Island, USA on February 16th 2010.