Thomas Connolly Bar
Thomas Connolly Bar

Phone: +353 (0) 719194920

Address: Markievicz Road & Holborn Street


URL: http://

Thomas Connolly’ pub. The attractive, late 19th century facade (the pub was first licensed in 1861).  ‘The Irish Pub’ book (by James Fennell & Turtle Bunbury), in which there’s a great historical write-up about Connolly’s -the pub’s storied past include at least one visit from Charles Stewart Parnell in its early days, plus Thomas Connolly himself becoming Mayor of Sligo in 1890 (the same year he acquired the pub). The pubs inception at that time was against a backdrop of plentiful maritime deliveries of rope, linen & tea coming in 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 for bottling whiskey. In fact, Connolly’s grew a reputation as somewhat of a tea specialist, selling a range of famous blends, as evidenced by the six tea bins still sitting on display behind the main bar. Facebook  Twitter   Instagram 

Live Music :

Friday Evening Gig

Old Market Street Swing Band - jazz/5pm
a four piece band featuring Guitar,Bass,Drums & Mandolin.


Traditional Irish session weekly from 9.30pm
Leonard Barry - Uilleann pipes
Brian McDonagh - Mandolin
Rick Epping - Concertina/Harmonica 

Trad fusion
Kieran Quinn & Seamie O'Dowd from 9.30pm
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