High St. Schull, Co. Cork
‘The only pub in Schull!’ is An Tigín’s claim to fame. Though there are a few pubs in the town, An Tigín is the only one actually located in the ‘actual’ townland of Schull, as was explained by long-time owner Trevor Dale and his wife, Mary. There’s a river runs under the town and is the divide between the intersecting townlands of Schull, Ardmanagh & Meenvane; even the pub is divided in two.
About An Tigín
Address: Main Street, Schull, Co. Cork
Hours: 11am – 11:30pm
Phone: (028) 28830
What's on offer?
- Family Friendly
- Pet Friendly
- Cable TV – GAA matches
- Beer Garden
- Parking -Car park nearby, on street
- Covered Smoking Area
Things to see & do Nearby: Kayaking trips | 5 Costal walks | Sailing | Fishing | Cycling | Bike Hire | Tennis Courts | Hiking | Scnic Area
History of An Tigín
The bit in Schull townland and the Pool room, at the back, is in the Townland of Ardmanagh. The river then takes a turn, under the Pool Table, before the adjacent pub and cuts that off in the Townland of Meenvane. Confused? You’d better make a trip to An Tigín and have Trevor point out the finer points of geography. Sure you could turn it into an ‘educational’ trip with a cool, pint of Guinness for your trouble.
Meagher, a reviewer on FourSquare, vouches for the ‘good Guinness’ and the ‘great fire’ that’s always going. An Tigín is a ‘locals’ pub with annual regulars who come with the summer season, so there is a great mix of personalities.
This place is full of characters and ‘characters’. Each wall is adorned with photos of the personalities that have graced its bar and Trevor is only too happy to let you in on their stories. There’s Bonzo who went off to reformatory school in Baltimore and sadly only met his sister 6-months before he passed away. Being over 100 years old there are many faces and interesting stories to be told. Ask Trevor about the ‘Heineken Cup’ photo.
With its cosy, cottage feel and original stonework, An Tigín was, as many in their day, a pub andshop with the dwelling quarters out the back. It’s been extended over time andincludes a beer garden out the back for those lovely, if fleeting sunny, summer days we gethere in Ireland. A regular with tourists, you’ll find a bit of everything in this traditional pub,whether you’ve come for a drink & a chat, Wednesday night cards or the odd bit o’ music you’ll find on an ‘odd’ night.
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