History of Flanagan’s Pub
Flanagan’s has a rich heritage and stands on a very historical site in Eyre Street in Newbridge. The building housing Flanagan’s pub was built c 1870 and was …’originally a terraced five bay two storey house on a corner site. It was renovated c 1900 with a timber pub front inserted to left ground floor. The building is a fine, substantial range of graceful Classical proportions and fine detailing and is of social and historical significance, representing the continued development and expansion of the historic core of Newbridge in the late nineteenth century.
Also of interest is the timber pub front to ground floor, of artistic merit, which conforms to the true traditional Irish model on a symmetrical plan and without extraneous ornamentation, which attests to the early commercialisation of the town’ – National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.
According to Griffiths Valuation, Charles Whitehead became occupier and owner of house 49 in 1890. The immediate lessor from 1870 to 1890 was Charlotte Powell.
Charles Whitehead and his family appear in the 1901 census and he is listed as a publican.
>> Charles Whitehead
>> Flanagan Family
>> O’Riordan Family
There is a palpable sense of history within these timeworn walls. If you are looking for the true Irish pub experience in Newbridge then Flanagan’s Pub should be your first stop. The pub has managed to retain the charm and characteristics of its past and also its patrons.
Original features in the pub take visitors back in time, including the original bar counter and surrounds from when Charles Whitehead first opened as a vintner and as a bar and grocery shop. The interior details like the shelves filled with curio, original architraves and shutters and the hook for hanging the grocer’s meat add to the nostalgia.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our guests and invite them to a most memorable experience. We would be delighted if you take the time to visit our fine establishment.
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