P. Frawley

Tom Frawley is considered the oldest the and longest serving publican in Ireland.

The information on this Facebook page indicates that Mr. Frawley retired in 2012 and the pub has closed.

We will be walking past this historic pub each time we make the trip from the Atlantic Hotel to the Lahinch Golf Club and back again, so we should pay tribute to Mr. Frawley who now resides in a local nursing home.

From this blog post, “…it was a sim­ple honest-to-goodness pub that had not changed one iota in decades, its counter manned by the insti­tu­tion that is Tom Fraw­ley. Said to be Ireland’s old­est pub­li­can, Tom was in his early 90’s when he decided to close his land­mark pub, and Lahinch is a much sad­der place with­out him rais­ing a glass to the height of his head to pull what was always a fan­tas­tic pint of stout. Time stood still in Frawley’s, no mat­ter what com­pany you were with”

Featured on the BBC in 2010:  Ireland’s oldest-serving publican keeps tradition alive



Frawley's in Google Street View

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One thought on “P. Frawley

  1. The bus driver drove by the P Frawley Pub just for my mom and I! We are from the states and her maiden name is Dooley and her mom’s maiden was Murphy! My mom married Gordon Frawley! Thanks for putting this on the Internet! Of course, now I’m dying get back to ‘the ol’ sod!’


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