Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

If you like your accommodation to be an experience in itself, then The World's 1st Self Catering Pub - Conroy's Old Bar is for you!
A traditionally characterful, authentic Irish, village bar, discreetly converted into self catering accommodation.

The space

Conroy's Old Bar - is the 1st Self Catering Pub in the World!
It has recently appeared on RTE Nationwide as part of their feature for Airbnb's unique accommodation in Ireland.
Conroy's Old Bar has also been reviewed by the UK's GUARDIAN Newspaper and featured in many UK & Irish Newspaper's.

Conroy's is also fondly referred to as "The Pub With No Beer !"

For a holiday with a real difference!
Unique and quirky self-catering accommodation sleeps up to 4+cot
For FAMILY PRICES. (2 Adults and upto 3 children) please contact us.

Please READ our listing very CAREFULLY, to fully understand Conroy's Old Bar andthe concept of The World's 1st Self Catering Pub, the ameneties available, it's rural location and what our rules and expectations are of our guests.

Conroy's Old Bar is especially suited to those who have a love of the great outdoors. Who would like to experience the true beauty and tranquillity of rural Ireland, whilst staying in a converted authentic Irish village bar.
Conroy's is situated close to Lough Derg/Terryglass and the River Shannon. And on the border of Counties Clare, Galway and Offaly, in the small friendly village of Aglish in North Tipperary.

Walking into Conroy's Old Bar is just as you would expect a typical, traditional, characterful Irish rural village bar to be. So much so, that you would think it's business as usual.
At first glance you would never know that Conroy's no longer holds a liquor licence, and that so, it has been discreetly adapted into quirky self-catering accommodation that sleeps 4 +cot.
It's not until you take a closer look that you realise, even though Conroy's Old Bar has retained all of its charm and character, including its open fire, Conroy's Old Bar is hiding a little secret all of its own…….
The original highly polished mahogany bar, complete with bar pumps, optics and the original till is where you will also find neatly hidden behind it, the fully functioning kitchen, with fridge, full size cooker etc. The bar area with its Liscannor stone floor is also home to the darts board and the skittles game.
The lounge with its cosy open turf/log fire is also home to all manner of pub games, books, maps and tourist information. It's the perfect place to relax and toast your toes after a long day of taking in what this beautiful and very often overlooked area of rural Ireland has to offer.
The old snug next to the lounge is now a double bedroom with en-suite wc and what was once the cellar/keg store is now home to a super king-sized bed, complete with the old beer barrel delivery door and sloping floor to aid the moving of the barrels.
There is also a shower room with very large shower.
There is full central heating and all linen, towels and fuel are provided.
Outside there is a large beer garden with numerous seating and BBQ areas, from which there are views over the Tipperary countryside. It's the perfect place to watch the sun go down, sat in front of the open outdoor fire.
Conroy's Old Bar is child friendly and all baby/child equipment is available. (Cot's, high chairs etc. at NO extra cost)

New -The World of Fairies, Fairy Garden & Workshop.
When you book a Family Stay at Conroy's Old Bar, there is also the opportunity to book for the children to become a Fairy Folk Helper for the day, in the World of Fairies Workshop - situated next door to Conroy's Old Bar. (€15 per child)
Children can while away the hours discovering the real life workshops of the Fairy Folk Shoe Maker and the Fairy Folk Tailor. Create different crafts, like their very own Fairy Door. Hunt for Fairy doors and houses in the enchanting Fairy Garden. They will also be invited to a Fairy Folk Tea Party in Milo Burrows Hobbit Hole, by a very special guest, and play in the Leprechauns Pirate Ship, and design their very own Fairy doors on our huge chalk boards. The day ends with a hunt for the Fairy Queens treasure, that has been hidden by the mischievous Leprechauns.
Disabled Facilities.
Being all on one level means Conroy's Old Bar is friendly to the slightly infirm or those who have trouble with stairs. The shower is large enough to put a chair into, to help with those who are unable to stand for longer periods. Unfortunately due to a couple of narrow doorways, it has to be said that Conroy's is not too wheelchair friendly.
For anyone who has specific needs, we are always more than happy to talk with you, to see if we can arrange and adapt the furniture etc. to make your stay a more pleasant one.
Only a short walk from Conroy's Old Bar you will find the village pub and a lovely children's playground. There is also a church and the village hall.
Within a 20 mile radius you will find fishing, boating/sailing, water sports, walking, cycling, golf, horse riding/hunting, photography, go carting or even astronomy and genealogy.


Guest access

Guests have the sole use of Conroy's Old Bar and the rear garden and full use of The World of Fairies Fairy Garden.

Interaction with guests

We always greet our guests on arrival to give them the keys and show them a few pointers on the more unusual aspects of The Pub With No Beer.
As we only live next door, we are on hand to help in any way if needed.
We are quite happy to leave our guests to their own devices and enjoy their stay as they wish, but we do also welcome spending time with our guests, should they wish to do so.

Other things to note

Please Note: Conroy's Old Bar is in the small RURAL village of Aglish, where due to it's rural location, we do advise the use of a car, to be able to make the most of what the surrounding area has to offer.
There is NO shop in the village (nearest 4miles Borrisokane) or restaurant (nearest 6miles Terryglass).
Aglish may not be the first place you would choose to go on holiday, but it does happen to be where The World's 1st Self Catering Pub is located, conveniently in the centre of Ireland.
It's a friendly village with a (working) pub, children's playground and church.
As Conroy's is an original pub it is situated close to the road with no front garden, but does have a large, secure, private rear garden.
Conroy's is in a rural area, with tractor's and agricultural machinery passing by.
Unfortunately, Conroy's Old Bar is not suitable for pets, due to the garden being close to open farmland, which can have farm animals (horses, cattle) on.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $58 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

NO SMOKING, inside Conroy's Old Bar - there is an exterior covered smoking area to the rear of the pub.
Conroy's Old Bar accommodates and is insured for a MAX of 4 people plus cot IN & ON the property.
Strictly NO extra guests allowed.
NO pets allowed.
Due to insurance restrictions Conroy's Old Bar is NOT available for Stag or Hen, 18th, 21st or any type of parties.
Please Note: Conroy's Old Bar is 1st and foremost our home.
It contains our belongings, some of which have sentimental memories attached to them. With this in mind, we expect ALL guests to treat Conroy's Old Bar with the respect it deserves and LEAVE IT AS YOU FIND IT.
We choose NOT to charge a cleaning fee, as we would like to keep our price affordable. With that said, we do expect ALL guests to clean up after themselves - LEAVE IT AS YOU FIND IT, means just that!

We DO NOT expect guests to strip the beds, or hoover up, or dust.....
Take out ALL of their rubbish/trash/recycling.
Wash, dry AND put away any pots, pans, glasses and utensils used.
Wipe down cooker AND work surfaces.
Clean out fire, if used.
Put used T-towels, bath/hand towels in the laundry basket provided.
Put back the games with their relevant pieces, in the correct boxes.
Not move the furniture around or at least put it back where it should be, if you do.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
May 2017
Conroy's was exactly what we hoped it would be. Comfortable beds, especially the (American!) king-size bed in the barrel room. We wanted some place out of the way in central Ireland. Good day drives to the north and west as well as local exploration nearby. Erron is a great host. We appreciated the chickens and their fresh eggs, the rural setting and clothesline (dryer available but I preferred using the clothesline), delicious baked goods and friendly family. Staying at Conroy's definitely enhanced our week in the Lough Derg region.

Frances User Profile
May 2017
Fantastic unique experience and exactly what we were looking for! Lovely secluded location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life, yet with access to local towns and attractions just a short car journey away. Very friendly, helpful and welcoming hosts! Would definitely recommend to friends and would love to get the opportunity to visit again! Thank you, Frances

Tricia User Profile
May 2017
We had a wonderful time at your Pub! We appreciate your hospitality and hope to see you again! Everything was perfect. Erron even had a fire started for us when we arrived.

Franko User Profile
May 2017
Great place, quirky and unique for a different stay. Nice to have a real 'break' from the norm!

Bev User Profile
April 2017
This Pub was my son'in'laws dream come true. What a wonderful place, so much fun. Dart board and all. Erron was a wonderful hostess, she was baking for us as we arrived. You can't beat that for a warm welcome. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.

Liz User Profile
April 2017
Great unique place to stay. Loved looking at all the items in the house n bar area. Bed very comfortable. Good location for sightseeing n interesting history in nearby towns. Weather not good enough to enjoy pretty garden. Only fault was we found the house to be a bit cold as heating controlled by main house but cold fire great. Hosts very pleasant n helpful. Had lovely homemade scones left for us n essentials, tea, coffee, milk etc supplied for us also. Would love to visit again.
Erron User Profile
Response from Erron:
Hi Liz, we were so sorry to hear that you had found Conroy's Old Bar a bit cold and that this had had an effect on your overall experience. Just to clarify for other potential guests, although the heating for Conroy's Old Bar is all on one system with our home, plus the shop next door, and although the control panel to this is in the house, we ALWAYS set the heating to the requirements and requests of our guests. We always have a good supply of turf for the fire for guests to use, and we don't charge extra for electric, heating or fuel, like many other holiday lets, it's all free to use. We would love to see yourself and Dennis return one day and have a toasty warm experience of Conroy's Old Bar. We hope that this experience hasn't put you off a return visit. You were both lovely guests to have and left Conroy's Old Bar beautifully clean and tidy.
April 2017

Amanda User Profile
January 2017

County Tipperary, Ireland · Joined in July 2012
Erron User Profile

We Dave & Erron and our 3 children moved to Ireland in 2002 from a very industrial town in North Lincolnshire, England. We had found that our life in the town of Great Grimsby seemed to suit the lifestyle we craved, less and less.

Not only did we want a more rural lifestyle with fresh air, but also the chance to experience life at a much slower pace, where "normal" is to pass the time of day with total strangers. Where we could appreciate the night sky without light pollution, and have the time to notice the changing of the seasons.

We first moved to the village of Sixmilebridge in Co. Clare and then 2 years later moved to Aglish in Co. Tipperary where we bought Conroy's. The licence to the bar had already been sold and the village shop and Post Office had also been closed.

We originally thought that the property would make good self catering accommodation because of it's size, but it wasn't until we were refitting the kitchen in the main house and we were using the pub as our "make do kitchen", that we actually came up with the idea of keeping the bar intact and using it's uniqueness to it's advantage, and so

Ireland's 1st Self Catering Pub

Conroy's Old Bar was born.

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