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Fishermans Thatch Inn, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois

Co. Laois

Tel: +353 (0) 87 2324698
Proprietor: Sean and Liz Ward

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The Fisherman's Thatch Inn is one of those dying breeds of truly rural Irish pubs, a thatched pub located next to the Grand Canal in Co Laois, it dates back to the 1600's where local people get together for everything and anything - birthday parties, political get-togethers, after a day's fishing or for some traditional music at night. The Fisherman's is home and host to the local Gun Club, Fishing Club, Camera Club, Gardening Club, Bridge Club, Ladies Club and local talented musicians. Enjoy!


The Fisherman’s Thatched Inn from the outside is deceptively small - once inside, be prepared to navigate at various stages of the evening through the main bar, Fisherman's bar, party/disco function room and pool room. It is the ideal venue for any party or celebration.

The Fisherman’s opens around 6-7pm weekdays, 2pm on a Saturday and 12.30pm on a Sunday. Most Tuesday nights you can enjoy a true Traditional Irish music session played by talented local musicians.

Local Attractions

The Fisherman’s Thatched Inn is also located next to the Grand Canal, which served as the main means of transport for Cassidy’s whiskey in the 19th century.  As most of Cassidy’s whiskey production was destined for the local market, there is no doubt whatsoever that this was the whiskey of choice in the Fisherman’s Thatch right up until the mid 1920’s.

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Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Live Music
  • Parties Catered For
  • Pub Quiz
  • Themed Nights


  • Beer Garden
  • Car Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Run
  • Function Room
  • Listed Building
  • Off Licence
  • Open Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi


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"Locklins Bar"

The real Locklins Bar. 100% Craic

Review published 11 November 2010
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"Hidden Treasure"

Super pub, super pint, super atmosphere.

Review published 14 September 2010
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"Well worth the visit."

What a brilliant little pub.Happened upon the terrific tuesday night trad session and want to go back for their monthly photography lessons. A rural pub with vibrant arts scene. Love it.

Review published 26 April 2010
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