Friels Historic Bar and Restaurant was established in 1837. It had various owners throughout the 1800s when it was previously a coaching inn, hotel, and Post Office. It was also used as a dispensary and surgery, where many a tonic was given and ailment cured.
During the Great Famine (an Gorta Mó r) in the 1840s, Friels was used as a soup kitchen. The original famine pot is on display in the old Post Office.
The premises were bought at public auction by John Friel on 26th September 1903.
The deeds are displayed in the Public Bar, along with the original wooden counter and ceiling.
It’s currently run by the 5th Generation Friel family Dermot & Caitriona.