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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.

  • Here's to good friends and great company. New Year's Eve celebrations in our historic pub so well captured by Peter Martin (www.petermaritn.ie)

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    What we're all about.

    Premium Irish Whiskey Bar at Thomas Connolly, Sligo.

    Whiskey Bar

    A fine tradition.

    As part of the Irish Whiskey trail we want to continue the great tradition of whiskey in W.B. Yeats Country along the Wild Atlantic Way.


    We currently stock over 60 whiskies made up of premium Irish, Scotch and Bourbons. We continue to grow our premium range and we also offer whiskey tasting events in our historic pub.

    Premium Gin range at Thomas Connolly, Sligo.

    Premium Gin

    It's all about choice.​

    We are home to a growing selection of small batch, handmade premium Irish & international gins.


    We stock premium tonics and mixers, while also offering a range of fresh garnishes of your choice

    Regular Live Music at Thomas Connolly, Sligo.

    Live Music

    A hub for great musicians.​

    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.

    Craft Beer range at Thomas Connolly, Sligo.

    Craft Beer

    Supporting Irish craftsmanship​

    We have a great range of Irish craft beer both on draught and in bottle. We operate a rotating tap system, which means new craft beers are always arriving.


    We also host regular 'Meet the brewer & Craft beer tasting events'.

    Quality and friendly service at Thomas Connolly, Sligo.

    Quality Service

    We pride ourselves on it.

    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.

    Live Sport at Thomas Connolly, 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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