New bar, restaurant and
B&B comes to Drumlish

Readily viewed as being one of its most popular establishments, the Tavern Bar in Drumlish is about to undergo a major facelift thanks to well-known Longford publican and businessman Martin Foley.

Readily viewed as being one of its most popular establishments, the Tavern Bar in Drumlish is about to undergo a major facelift thanks to well-known Longford publican and businessman Martin Foley.

Suitably located along the town’s Main Street, the premises is to set for an eagerly awaited re-launch night this coming Friday (April 19).

Starting from 9pm and throughout the evening, a free return bus service will be available from outside the front door of Foley’s Bar, Ballymahon Street, Longford town ahead of top class entertainment and revelry.

Well known local musician Sean Hussey will lead that charge, providing customers with a range of lively numbers with finger food also being provided over the course of the evening.

But it’s not just Friday night that is likely to cause a stir locally. Over the past number of weeks, Martin has steadily gone about putting in place a set of plans that look set to turn the Tavern into one of Longford’s must see venues.

Aptly rebranded Foley’s Bar, Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast, the banner over its front door speaks for itself.

As well as a spacious premises that can cater for 100 people, covering the likes of parties, functions, christenings and confirmations, it also boasts three large TVs for sporting occasions, a lively juke box and an eye-catching beer garden to boot.

Having secured the bar’s lease from owners Benny and Kathleen Ledwith, the long running establishment has been given the added attraction of tasty bar food and fine dining facilities that can be availed of right throughout the day.

Under the watchful guidance of leading chef Stephen High, a top class offering of sumptuous dishes have already been drawn up.

Starting from 11am, a full and comprehensive lunch menu will be made available, followed by an equally in-depth selection of bar food choices in the afternoon. On Sundays meanwhile, lunch items will be served from 11am-8pm.

Keen to make Foley’s Bar, Restaurant and B&B, the number one attraction for diners over the next number of months, Friday and Saturday nights will also see the introduction of a luxurious al la carte menu.

Morning times are not passed over either with a wide selection of full and hearty breakfast specials available on Sundays from 11am-12pm.

And if that wasn’t enough, Foley’s also has the added bonus of eight rooms, all of which are ensuite, neatly furnished and with broadband availability. There is also a wheelchair accessible room on ground level alongside a spaciously kitted out family room and free car park facilities.

Opening hours are from 10:30am each day and based on Martin’s previous successful spells with the likes of the Dandy Dice Bar, The Tangled Web, John McKeown’s Bar and more recently Foley’s Bar in Longford town, it’s a move which has all the makings of being a resounding success.

“I’ve been in Longford 35 years now,” he said, when reflecting on his latest venture this week. “What I want is to let the people of Drumlish and surrounding areas know that this a place for everyone to come and enjoy themselves whatever the occasion.”

As invitations go, it might just be the one customers both near and far have been patiently waiting for.

To contact Foley’s Bar, Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast, phone (043) 3329629/30 or (086) 3612012.