The Irish House Bar in the center of Castlebar in County Mayo is as Irish as it gets. This cozy traditional pub is overflowing with Old World charm and character. You’ll fall in love with just one glance - the outside features an old stone façade, a cheerful green and yellow entryway, and outdoor seating on sunny days. Inside you’ll find a wood-clad interior that holds relics from the past, cozy nooks for rainy days, and pints poured by friendly staff.
In 1893 Mr. James Heverin opened The Irish House as a general drapers shop which sold fabrics for clothing. The local press at the time described the shop as one of the “finest business establishments west of the Shannon River.” Mr. Heverin’s business thrived until the 1950’s when the shop was split into two commercial units – one which now houses the Irish House Bar which was opened by the original owner’s great grandson in 1992. The other half is home to A Stór Ladies Boutique. Both businesses are now proudly being run by the 5th generation of Heverins to occupy the building.