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by Col Hegarty
March 31, 2012
June 15, 2004
As you walk into the pub, you realise that it really is as small as it looks from the outside! The bar is to your left as you walk in and there is a small sitting area by the bar. Walking passed the bar towards the back of the building there is an access to the lounge area. This area is also small but there is more seating. Out the back are the toilets. . .and that is the description of the pub!!! Not much to describe really, and I am not exaggerating either. However the tiny size of the place isn’t what I really liked, which was all the features of old cottage and farming life that have been kept since it was converted.
The first thing I noticed as I walked in was the lovely stone paved floor and the very low ceilings with all the old beams still there. (beware very tall people!!). The bar supposedly serves some of the best pints of Guinness around but as I don’t drink the black stuff I cant vouch for that, although my boyfriend who I was there with did say it was very good.
The best surprises come when you wander through to the lounge area hoping for a free table. This room is really special. Firstly the old range fireplace is still there and in the autumn and winter they have a roaring blaze going on that feels like it could heat the whole of Letterkenny! I don’t know about anyone else but I love the old open fires, big enough to burn whole lumps of tree trunk on! Anyway, that’s what their fireplace is like.
The second surprise comes when you happen to glance away from the fire and look to the ceiling. Hanging from the roof of the lounge is every type of momento from the olden days you can imagine. From buckets to pieces of horse harness, to old ale tankards to pieces of chain and furniture, probable something of everything is hanging up there!!! I found myself staring at the ceiling many times during our evening there, and every time I spotted something new and strange to laugh about!
As this pub is so lovely I have very little to complain about, in fact, the only thing I can think of is that everyone else seemed to love it as much as me and, therefore, for probably the smallest pub in Letterkenny, it was probably also the busiest.
From journal Hilly Letterkenny