Monday 20 November 2017

Entire Irish pub up for rent on Airbnb

Conroy’s Old Bar
Conroy’s Old Bar
Conroy’s Old Bar
Conroy’s Old Bar
Conroy’s Old Bar
Conroy’s Old Bar

Ryan O'Rourke

You can now rent Ireland’s first self catering bar on Airbnb.

Conroy’s Old Bar, which is located in Aglish, Co Tipperary, is being run as a bed and breakfast by Erron Slingsey and her husband Dave.

The holiday home is being described as “a traditionally characterful authentic Irish village bar, which has been discreetly converted into self catering accommodation.”

Erron, from Lincolnshire in England described how the holiday bar came to be.

Conroy’s Old Bar
Conroy’s Old Bar

“We never planned it, it just happened.” Erron told Independent.ie

“We were renovating the house next to it and used the pub as a kitchen. It was then we decided we couldn’t keep it to ourselves.”

The couple originally began letting it out to friends and family, but as it became more popular they began renting to tourists.

The bar, which is marketed for its “authentic Irish feel” has attracted customers from all over the world.

Conroy’s Old Bar
Conroy’s Old Bar

“Last year we even had guests from Antarctica, they worked on the ice shelf there.”

However, if you’re looking for a place to party, this bar isn’t the place.

“We don’t market it for its drinking side people need to remember it’s still our home.

“At first glance our guests see all the bottles behind the bar and there eye’s go wide. But they are just full of coloured water, I wouldn’t go drinking them.”

Those who are lucky enough to stay here however have full use of the bar, as well as two bedrooms. It is located four miles from Borrisokane and six miles from the river Shannon.

Prices for the holiday home start at €50 per person per night, with an additional €10 per child.

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