Osborne’s Bar & Lounge
Enjoy a lovely pint on the coffin board counter top and wonder how the flowing shelves are still doing their job. Set in the picturesque village of Clonegal, visitors are welcomed with a broad smile, a wee chat and an encouraging farewell with an invitation to return again soon.
* “The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s first and most popular Waymarked Way, running between Marlay Park (Dublin) and Clonegal, 82 miles (132 km) to the south. It offers varied and scenic walking on the flanks of the rugged Wicklow mountains with loughs and waterfalls, passing historic buildings and hospitable villages. Much of the route lies over 1600 feet (500 metres) giving glorious views. Lower sections run through forests and farmland, over a mixture of tracks, roads and pathways rich in wildlife”.
- * “Although Clonegal is the Wicklow Way’s terminus, by 2002 there was still no sign to mark it formally. All you will find is a small noticeboard with a copy of Malone’s map in the park on your left as you walk towards the castle.
- Walk down towards the Derry River. The fine Bridge has a plaque that commemorates the 1798 rebellion. Beyond it lies a smaller settlement called Watch House Village.
- Round off your walk by visiting Osbornes Splendid Pub (between the castle and the river). The bar counter is made from old coffin lids and the oblique shelving is original.” *Reference – Credit given to Jacquetta Megarry
You can also collect your Certificate for Completion of the Wicklow Way here.
Winner of the Carlow Chambers of Commerce Licensed Premises and Best Shop Front of the Year 2015/2016.
Bar Counter credit to Jacquetta Megarry and Bord Failte 2003