O’Shaughnessy’s (The Ivy House) of Glin, Co. Limerick

O’Shaughnessy’s (The Ivy House) of Glin, Co. Limerick

Hungarian-born Dody Meer and her husband Captain John O’Shaughnessy did much to make this pub a landmark institution of the Shannon region during the late 20th century, a legacy their son is determined to continue. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
PJ Guerin (The Kingfisher) of Castleconnell, Co. Limerick

PJ Guerin (The Kingfisher) of Castleconnell, Co. Limerick

Paddy’s pub offers perhaps a dozen different seating arrangements, flowery sofas, quirky bar stools, upturned half-casks, railway benches, church pews, rough wooden tables, everything different. ‘I’m like a crow', he says. 'I pick up things. Everything is borrowed,...
Din Lane (1923 – Turf Dealer of Glin, County Limerick

Din Lane (1923 – Turf Dealer of Glin, County Limerick

‘It was hard work. We were on Joe White’s bog by eight o’clock every morning from the end of March. We often used to make our dinner with a fire out in the bog. If we were out of butter we’d go into Glin on our way, but we’d be there a half an hour before anyone else...
Maurice Fitzgerald (1919-2012) – Farmer of Glin, County Limerick

Maurice Fitzgerald (1919-2012) – Farmer of Glin, County Limerick

There is a shelf in Maurice Fitzgerald’s townhouse upon which an impressive number of small but gleaming trophies sparkle at passers-by. As I proceed towards them, Maurice puts out an authoritative arm and instructs me to take a seat beside him. ‘I was a great boxer’,...