Artists Of Their Craft
Friday, 24 March 2023
As a tribute to two of Clare's outstanding hurlers of any era we recently commissioned Ennis artist Harry Guinane to paint two portraits of Eire Og's Shane O Donnell and Ballyea's Tony Kelly. Harry hails from St Joseph's Terrace on Carmody Street and is son of the late Sean who himself was an outstanding hurler, footballer and County Secretary took many hours painstakingly perfecting the portraits. We certainly are thrilled with them and they now take pride of place on the back wall in our outdoor area. In the photo of Harry himself can be seen an oil painting of Newhall Missile who won the Boylesports Greyhound Consolation Derby 2018 for owners Noel Coote and the late Colin Barry and trainer John Browne.
Check out our Photo Gallery to view the photos.
Moroney's Is The Place To Watch The Cheltenham Racing Festival
Monday, 13 March 2023
The pinnacle of the National Hunt season gets under way tomorrow as Cheltenham starts their four day festival meeting. Thousands of Irish travel over every year and here at home many take annual leave and make a week of it especially as St Patrick's Day falls on the last days racing. Here at Moroney's you won't miss any of the action on our seven TV screens where the atmosphere will be electric and craic second to none. Food will be provide each day along with free bets and a few surprises. Doors open at 12 noon each day and Maurice, Ronnie, Hanna ,Dan, Tomas and Dara will be on hand over the four days to cater for all your needs. Call to Moroney's the best place to watch racing in Ennis.
Happy New Year To All Our Loyal Customers And Friends
Sunday, 01 January 2023
All at Moroney's Bar, The Mall, Ennis would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers and friends both at home and abroad for their continued custom. It is you who has put Moroney's on the map and made it the popular pub that it is today for which we are eternally grateful. Happy New Year and Sincere Best Wishes from Maurice, Tomas, Ronnie, Hanna and Dan. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2023.
Happy Retirement Tony
Saturday, 10 December 2022
Last Friday evening saw one of the towns best known characters Tony McInerney retire from the Ennis Town Council Environment Department after 41 years service . Many people of all ages would know Tony from his thirty plus years serving as a Clare Soccer League Referee a role in which he was highly respected by both players, management and spectators alike. All his friends at Moroney's wish him long health and happiness in his retirement and Tony you can now forget about those 5am weekend starts !
Friday, 09 December 2022
History was made in Clare Soccer League circles this week with the election of Deirdre Shannon as Chairperson of the Clare Schoolboys / Schoolgirls Soccer League and in so doing becomes the first woman to hold the role. Deirdre is one of the driving forces within Hermitage FC which is one of the oldest clubs in the Clare League having been founded in 1960 and indeed the Shannon family's name has been synonymous with the club since its inception.
Deirdre also finds time to manage the Hermitage Ladies FC Premier Division team which are presently top of the Shannon Hotel Supplies Ladies Premier League and recently Moroney's Bar presented the team with a new set of jerseys. All her friends and customers at Moroney's wish Deirdre sincere best wishes in her new role and would also like to take this opportunity to wish continued success to the Hermitage FC Ladies team.
Ennis Trad Festival 10th -14th November 2022
Sunday, 06 November 2022
It's that time of the year again for the Ennis Trad Festival and this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever. It certainly is a great way of venturing out on theses dark wintry evenings to hear the many top class musicians playing on the session trail around the town. As always there is a huge array of events from CD launches, master classes in fiddle, accordion, concertina, flute, sean nos dancing and singing, Teen Trad disco, Trad quiz and of course the pub session trail. Once again Moroney's will be playing host to many live gigs, kicking off with our weekly Trad gig on Friday evening but at the earlier time of 6.30pm.
Maurice and Tomas Walsh have put together a great line up over the weekend at Moroney's which includes three sessions on Saturday alone. The following is the list of trad sessions at Moroney's for the Trad Festival :
Fri 10th November 6:30pm : Dave Sanders, Conor O Loughlin, Brian Mooney, Colm Healy & Eric Healy
Sat 11th November 1.00pm : Meave Mulligan, Andrew Henry & Tadhg Breathnach
Sat 11th November 5.30pm : Rebecca Collins, Vincent Fogarty & Aisling Lyons
Sat 11th November 9.30pm : Kate Moloney, Cathy Potter, Aoife Lynch & Damien Werner
Sun 12th November 6.00pm : Tommy Fanning, Caleb Moloney & Liam Clancy
Sun 12th November 8.00pm : Doireann Ni Ghlacain, Brian O'Loughlin & friends
This is a great opportunity to hear some excellent musicians and enjoy a feast of top class music. Best wishes and continued success to the Ennis Trad Festival and committee from all at Moroney's
Remembering Brian Thompson
Saturday, 20 August 2022
It was with a deep sense of sadness on Wednesday last that we heard of the passing of our dear friend Brian Thompson one of the great characters of Ennis. Brian was one of life's true gentlemen who would walk up The Market , give a wave and smile and say " How are things Gerry ? " Now it didn't matter that Gerry wasn't my christian name but for the last 18 years that was what I went by to Brian. He was always impeccably dressed, had a great sense of humour and as a Leeds fan I had to endure many a slagging about his beloved Man United heroes.
We will miss you Brian from the streets of Ennis as you brightened up all our lives. Sincere sympathy to the Thompson family on the death of Brian. Rest In Peace dear friend.
Welcome To The Kearney's
Saturday, 13 August 2022
On Wednesday evening last we bided a Cead Mile Failte to the Kearney family who are home on holidays from Kansas City and visiting their relatives in Ennis to Moroney's Bar. There is a great bond of friendship between the Moroney's & Kearney families as both hail from The Market. The original home of the Kearney's is now incorporated in the Post Office next to Willie McCannon's drapery shop and this extended to the corner of Curtain's Lane opposite Kelly's Butchers . Townies of a certain vintage may remember Peggy Kearney having a sweet shop there while later working in Currans Bakery (run by Michael Cremmin's) in Abbey Street and O Connor's Bakery in Parnell Street. Indeed, Peggy was instrumental in founding the Ennis Old Folks Club which had its initial headquarters in the Community Centre in Chapel Lane.
Bob and John Kearney immigrated to the States in the 50's but never lost touch with their home town. My late dad Gerry used write to them on a regular basis with news from town and when they came home to visit their brothers Paddy and Tommy and sister Peggy it was down to the bar to meet & reminisce with all their old friends . We hope the Kearney family enjoyed their time in Moroney's perusing the old photos . meeting the locals and remembering those gone before us but never forgotten.
Welcome Maurice And Thomas To Moroney's
Saturday, 09 July 2022
On Friday 8th July Moroney's Bar reopened under the new management of Maurice Walsh and his son Thomas. Once Maurice got the keys of the bar on 1st July it was all hands on deck for an upgrade of the premises. First up was the painting of the outside and that job was entrusted to Eddie Hayes who is a regular in Moroney's. The choosing of the colours has always been entrusted to Eddie and once again he came up trumps. As everyone knows Eddie is a real character and he was regaling all the locals and tourists alike with stories while applying the paint and posing for the odd photo. Now there were more than a few half truths there but hats off Eddie on a top class job. The new front is simply amazing. To enhance the ambience of the bars interior new strobe lighting was installed by John & Kieran O Connor of IAV Lighting and this also extended to the outdoor area. This has to be seen to be fully appreciated and along with the superb carpentry work of Frank Boland they have certainly transformed the bar. Mile Buiochas lads.
Six new TVs were installed in the bar by Keith Perry who also looked after the sound system. Now you won't miss a ball pucked, a goal scored or your horse romping home such are the quality of the screens and a big Thank You to Keith for his patience and skill in installing this fantastic system. Moroney's were blessed to have tradesmen such as TJ Scanlan, Marty Ryan , Colm (Cully ) Fitzgerald, Anthony Phelan, John & Jack Browne and Alan Clune to call upon for their expertise and we certainly appreciate the many hours they put in over the last few weeks transforming the place. To Deirdre Shannon and her team of Shannon Hotel Supplies we extend our sincere thanks for their help and guidance ( nothing is a problem is her mantra). To Mike Kerin of Clare Refrigeration who did a marvellous job in updating our cold room we salute you. To our great friends Ronnie Delaney and Ger ( Hanna) Hanrahan we thank you for your loyalty and support for Moroney's and we welcome Dan Griffin & Luke Fitzgerald to the team.
Finally on behalf of the Moroney family I would like to welcome Maurice & Thomas along with their extended family to Moroney's Bar and wish them all the success for the future. It has been a honour & pleasure to deal with you and Moroney's is in super hands going forward. Our customers are the heartbeat of Moroney's and your loyalty and custom over 180 years is never forgotten. My late father Gerry's motto of a clean glass, clean floor, clean toilet and a good pint still stand to this day and we look forward to welcoming all our customers back to a new look Moroney's
Check the Photo Gallery under the heading NEW LOOK MORONEY'S 2022 for some photos
Wishing All Our Customers And Friends A Happy St Patrick's Day
Thursday, 17 March 2022
All at Moroney's Bar, The Mall, Ennis would like to wish all our loyal customers, friends and indeed everyone the best St Patrick's day in years. It's been two long years since we got to celebrate our National Day wetting the shamrock and meeting up with old friends. The parade is also back in Ennis after a two year absence and this is always a great spectacle. Along with racing from Cheltenham on TV and the All Ireland Colleges hurling and football finals from Croke Park on TV it promises to be an action packed day. Have a wonderful day one and all.