Info - Tarmonbarry is a charming little village on the N5 from Longford to Castlebar. The village makes an
ideal stopping point while cruising the Shannon, as there are some good pubs with food here.
Our bit - There is another bridge, lock combination at Tarmonbarry like that at
Rooskey and can
be quite time consuming to get through. However unlike Rooskey there is moorings
upstream from the bridge so if you miss the opening times its possible to have a
quick drink in the nearby pubs.
● You will find Kennan's on the east bank of the Shannon by the bridge. There is moorings
either side of the bridge on the east side and others on the west bank. You should not
really use the moorings upstream from the bridge as they are meant as a waiting point for the bridge.
Kennan's is a large bar which was fairly dark inside. They also do food which smelt good
but as we were waiting for the bridge to open (having arrived just before the lunch time
closing hour) we did not eat there.
We visited the Shannon Bar which is on the opposite side of the road from Kennan's,
after returning from the Richmond Inn (we needed refreshment after the walk).
Comments and additional material on the bars in this area are always welcome.
I can be contacted on Neil MacPherson.
Last Updated 24th December 2004 - Neils Travel Web - Ireland - Tarmonbarry - Pubs