Hugh Lynch’s Bar & Venue Tullamore
The property on Kilbride Street, known today as Hugh Lynch’s, has been operating as a public house since the early 1800’s. In the early 1900’s it was bought by the Williams Group, founders of the D.E. Williams Distillery, and run as a public bar and grocery, along with many other outlets in the Irish Midlands, from which they sold their growing whiskey brand “Tullamore Dew”.
Hugh and Mary Teresa Lynch took over the pub in the 1960’s and the front bar remains largely unchanged ever since. I took over the business in 2004 and the Premises went through a major renovation in 2008 adding a stylish new Bar downstairs and a function room upstairs.
We currently have 4 full time employees as well as about 10 part time employees.
The Pub stocks over 70 Irish whiskeys, each one tagged with a short description. We also have 3 craft beers on tap as well as a large selection of Irish craft beers in bottle.
Hugh Lynch’s attracts a mix of older and younger clients. We focus on party's and like to think we have a first class offering for all types of special occasions offering private rooms or reserving an area in the bar.
Live music from original Irish acts is a key part of our offering. Aslan, The wolf Tones, Damien Dempsey, The Riptide Movement and many others have all played at Hugh Lynch's. We run the Canal Quarter festival every year in the middle of August.