A traditional Irish Pub, Grocery & Hardware; One of Graiguenmanagh’s hidden treasures trading for over 50 years in the Doyle family originally by Michael & Catherine Doyle who left their legacy to their son Pat Doyle. Situated on the site of the Abbey Hotel which was originally built for guests visiting the Duiske Monastery also known as the medieval Duiske Abbey across the street. Now operating as a traditional Irish pub with a grocery & hardware included! It’s the home of live music in Graiguenamanagh with many a famous artist dropping by.
Whether you need fishing tackle, a spade or even a pint of stout Mick Doyles is certainly not to be missed.
The earliest cartographic evidence depicting Doyle’s Woollen stores dates to the mid 19th century. The First Edition Ordnance Survey Map of 1848 illustrates a street-facing terrace of buildings which expand at the rear in a rectangular formation.
By the early 20th century the site has developed extensively incorporating a series of structures to the southern boundary of the complex and also to the internal courtyard. Access to the site is gained through an integral carriage arch leading from the main street. This is part of the adjoining streetscape terrace. The buildings positioned beside the river are illustrated on the 1902 map as a pair of substantial structures with a small square building jutting from the northeast-facing elevation.
The building known as Doyle’s Grocery contains an outbuilding immediately to the rear of the house and shop with two rectangular structures extending from the earlier 1800’s building.
Pat Doyle, Mick’s son, now runs the pub, where there is still the shop stocked with everything from fishing tackle to pitch forks along with a pool room, outdoor courtyard seating and of course plenty of craic!!
Thinking of having a party, small gathering or even a wedding. We can organize it! Here at Doyles we pride ourselves on making your event one to remember. Steeped in history we want to make memories with you and will pull out all the stops to do it. From a private function room to full hire of our premises, we can cater to all your needs.
Main St, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. R95 T86X.