Gallagher’s of Bunratty are ‘At Your Service’

Gallagher’s Seafood Restaurant and JP Clarke’s Country Pub, Bunratty will feature in the premiere episode of the new season of At Your Service on New Year’s Day at 8.30pm. Now in its ninth season, At Your Service is an eight-part series on RTÉ One presented by expert hoteliers Francis and John Brennan from the 5-star Park Hotel, Kenmare. They help existing and new businesses in the hospitality sector develop and transform their business into successful ventures.

Gallagher’s and JP Clarke’s were pleased to welcome Francis Brennan along with Maeve Cafferkey and Darren Molloy of Ted's Bar, Achill during summer 2016 as their ‘Best Practice’ visit. Barry Tierney, General Manager of Gallagher’s of Bunratty, was happy to share his advice and experience with Maeve and Darren. Barry spoke to them about the importance of making people feel welcome and looked after, having a good team in place, sourcing quality produce and producing excellent food. Darren and Maeve also toured Gallagher’s and JP Clarke’s with Francis, examining the attention to detail in the exterior and interior settings and sampled Head Chef Kieran Murphy’s food from our locally sourced menus. 

At Your Service | RTE One | New Year's Day | 8.30pm 

Gallagher's of Bunratty feature in the Limerick Leader

General Manager of Gallagher's of Bunratty, Barry Tierney was delighted to be interviewed by the Limerick Leader for their Business Leader feature this week (2nd December 2016). Barry has overseen Gallagher's Seafood Restaurant since 2004 and JP Clarke's Country Pub since it opened nine years ago, and was happy to share some insights from his vast hospitality experience and his journey to Gallagher's of Bunratty.

National Hospitality Award for Gallagher’s Seafood Restaurant

Gallagher’s Seafood Restaurant, Bunratty are pleased to announce that they are one of three winners of ‘Best Seafood Restaurant’ in The National Hospitality Awards 2016. The winners were announced at the Hospitality Ireland Conference and Gala Lunch on the 7th of November at the InterContinental Hotel Dublin. Gallagher’s Seafood Restaurant, Bunratty were one of three winners of ‘Best Seafood Restaurant’ along with The Idle Wall in Westport, with the overall award going to O’Grady’s on the Pier Restaurant in Bearna. 

Now in its 11th year, the National Hospitality Awards have grown to hold a pre-eminent place within the hospitality industry in Ireland. The awards are judged by industry professionals, to a rigorous standard, and evidence that an establishment has really got it right, both front and back of house.

Commenting on the award win, General Manager, Barry Tierney said: ‘We are delighted to be recognised by the National Hospitality Awards for our passion for seafood. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and friends for their support and custom throughout the years and of course commend our kitchen team and service staff on their work which lead to this award’. 

Bunratty Bluegrass Festival Lineup

The organisers of the 2016 Bunratty Bluegrass Festival are delighted to announce the full lineup for this year's festival: 

For more information see the full Bunratty Bluegrass page here

Concerts at the Bunratty Bluegrass Festival 2016

Sixmilebridge Folk Club are delighted to announce the concert lineup as part of the Bunratty Bluegrass Festival 21st to 23rd of October 2016.

The Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts are priced at €15, with weekend concert tickets €30 available from Brendan at 086 8464509, please text to book.

There also over 20 free pub sessions, will full session details to follow, and 8 scheduled one hour performances by most of the bands taking part in the festival in Bunratty Folk Park on Sunday, October 23rd. 

For inquiries please email smbfolkclub(at)


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