James Griffins Bar

Bridge House, Ennistymon, Co Clare, Clare
Phone: 065 7072717
Email: infogriffins1@eircom.net


  • Overlooking Ennistymon Cascades
  • Irish Trad Music every friday for summer
  • Music every Sunday night
  • Open Daily

When you walk into Griffins Bar, Bridge House,Ennistymon you take a step into history. Bridge house was established in the 1820's and was known as the Bridge House Hotel. It was said in folklore that Daniel O' Connell stayed in Bridge House while dancing the night away. Bridge House was purchased by the Bishop of Galway (Bishop McEvilly) for the Sisters of Mercy in 1871. The Sisters proceeded to build a new Convent and school, on the outskirts of Ennistymon in its present site.



Bridge House was purchased from the Bishop of Galway by Jim Griffin in 1874,and Matt and Louis Griffin are the 5th generation to live there. As well as a bar owners Griffins were Guinness Distributors and Coal Importers. Coal was imported by the Griffins mostly from Whitehaven in Cumbria England into Liscannor Harbour up until the 1960's.

Overlooking the famous Ennistymon Cascades on the River Cullenagh, Griffins is the ideal place to enjoy a pint or a cooffee while capturing the natural beauty and scenery that Ennistymon has to offer. James Griffins Bar traditional shop front, is one of the most famous and photographed bars in the country. Bridge House is on the route to the famous Cliffs of Moher, and also the new Wild Atlantic Way.

James Griffins Bar is open daily, and has Irish Traditional Music every friday for the summer season, and music every Sunday night. Everyone is welcome.

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