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Sheeran's The Village Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Nightlife in Portlaoise
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Reviewed 2 May 2015

Now a run down bar using the old time country pub as an excuse for lack of service and quality, captive audience , was very wel known back in the early eighties for great trad music , played there myself, but sadly disappointed when I visited lately, memories are best kept memories sometimes, Wish new tenants the best but it's a hard business and competition is tough, need step up to the challenge .

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Seabirdfly
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

This was one of the best pubs in Laois. Now, after a period of decline it is under a new owner and it is reclaiming its heritage. There is trad music again on Sundays and a cherry welcome. A good pub,well run with a future that looks good. Well worth a visit if you really want to experience a tradition Irish country pub.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Dain96
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Reviewed 31 March 2015

Visited this Irish traditional gem of a pub to celebrate its acquisition by local man Lar Hogan and was not disappointed to find it packed, great atmosphere with a great buzz.. This picturesque thatched pub at the foot hills of The Slieve Bloom mountains is a must visit for locals and tourists alike. Whilst there I was sat in front of a large inviting open fire being entertained by a local trad band which had the large gathering jigging at every opportunity. I noticed at least two separate seating areas apart from the front and back main bar, ideal if part of a large "crew" out together for the night wishing to stay as a group or private party. Service was friendly and pricing very competitive with live music advertised for all weekend nights. If you enjoy a traditional Irish pub of years gone by, open fire, great "craic", all main sports shown, friendly staff and customers alike than this a must visit pub.

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank Philip D
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