Dunne’s is a family-run pub and they have been serving the community for over 50 years, since Johnny Dunne first bought it in 1965. This pub captures something of the history of the Clonegal area. It features some of the stone used to build the Catholic Church opposite. Known locally as ’the local man’s pub’, however the owners are always happy to welcome new friends, following in the tradition of the Clonegal village motto ‘Arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend’.
Set in the picturesque setting of Clonegal, Dunne’s is the final pub at the end of the infamous Wicklow Way Walk and offers a complimentary certificate on completion of the walk. The inside of the pub tells a story of the area with artefacts from the past hanging on the walls and pictures, photos and other mementos on display.
The family also sponsor many community groups and teams including Clonegal Tidy Towns Association, the local soccer team Celtic Stars F.C and the GAA team Kildavin/Clonegal, displaying some of the many trophies won in their cabinet. The pub offers viewing of Sky sports and sports live, free high speed wifi, a pool table and dart board to while away the hours. The owners also cater for all occasions including parties, weddings and funerals.