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  • History

    Thomas Connolly Sligo shop front - Annie West Sligo illustrator

    A story worth sharing

    Thomas Connolly's pub was first licensed in 1861. There's a great account of Connolly's in the book The Irish Pub, by James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury. Connolly's storied past includes at least one visit from Charles Stewart Parnell during the pub's early days, plus Thomas Connolly himself becoming Mayor of Sligo in 1890 (the same year he acquired the premises).


    The pub was established during a time of plentiful maritime trade; deliveries of rope, linen and tea came into Sligo on ships from all over Europe. There was once a grocer’s shop at one end of the pub – now gone – popular for making sugar, selling tea and bottling whiskey.

  • Summer Photo Competition

    Through the months of July & August and now September, we are running a photo competition in our historic pub.


    1. A framed A3 Annie West illustration of our historic shopfront
    2. A €100 bar tab for our pub
    3. 1 each of our 3 Thomas Connolly design print T-shirts in your size

    Conditions for entry

    • All photos must contain internal or external aspects of our public house
    • Photos must be taken on a camera phone only and uploaded to social media (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram)
    • All photos uploaded must have  the hashtag #ThomasConnollySligo to be considered a valid entry
    • All entries must be taken through the of months of July & August & September, 2016
    • All entries will be judged on best photographic moment and caption
    • All photos submitted may be used as part of future social media pieces posted on behalf of our pub
    • All entries will be reviewed and judged by a selected 3rd. party in the first week of October and the winners announced shortly after this.

  • Live Music Schedule

    Winter Programme

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    What we believe in.

    Kieran Quinn and Seamie O'Dowd. Live music @ Thomas Connolly Pub Sligo

    Live music

    Regular live music from the best

    County Sligo, the west coast of Ireland and the country as a whole is world-renowned for its music. We bring together some of the best musicians with regular guest performances. An evening of live music at Thomas Connolly's pub Sligo is not to be missed.

    Thomas Connolly Pub Sligo

    Quality Service

    Hospitality at its best in historic surroundings

    Join us for great, friendly service in comfortable surroundings. Meet with locals, share stories and learn more about the history of our pub and our County. We pride ourselves on it.

    Wide drink selection at Thomas Connolly Pub Sligo. Craft beer selection

    Wide Selection

    Supporting a growing craft culture

    From some of the best pints of draught in town, to a great selection of wines by the glass, a growing craft beer menu and the finest freshly ground coffee - we have it all!

    Live sport at Thomas Connolly Pub Sligo


    Showing all the big sporting events live

    Throughout the years, watching sport at Thomas Connolly pub Sligo has been a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Join us in friendly surroundings for a memorable experience.

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