Phone: +353 (0) 719194920
Address: Markievicz Road & Holborn Street
Thomas Connolly’ pub.
The attractive, late 19th century facade (the pub was first licensed in 1861). ‘The Irish Pub’ book (by James Fennell & Turtle Bunbury), in which there’s a great historical write-up about Connolly’s -the pub’s storied past include at least one visit from Charles Stewart Parnell in its early days, plus Thomas Connolly himself becoming Mayor of Sligo in 1890 (the same year he acquired the pub). The pubs inception at that time was against a backdrop of plentiful maritime deliveries of rope, linen & tea coming in on ships from all over Europe. There was once a grocer’s shop at one end of the pub – now gone – popular for making sugar, selling tea and for bottling whiskey. In fact, Connolly’s grew a reputation as somewhat of a tea specialist, selling a range of famous blends, as evidenced by the six tea bins still sitting on display behind the main bar. Facebook Twitter Instagram
Live Music Summer Schedule
Monday -Trad fusion from 9.30pm Kieran Quinn & Seamie O'Dowd
Tuesday 9.30 pm - Sarah Crummy
Wednesday 9.30pm - Seamie, Rory & Stephen O'Dowd
Thursday- 9.30pm Eoin, Troy & Seamie McGowan
Friday - Swing Jazz 5pm
Old Market Swing Bang, 4 piece band featuring Guitar,Bass,Drums & Mandolin.
Sunday - Trad Session from 9.30pm
Leonard Barry - Uilleann pipes
Brian McDonagh - Mandolin
Rick Epping - Concertina/Harmonica