Myrtleville, Fennell’s Bay and Crosshaven, brought to life in exhibition of mixed media paintings by Louisa Schewe

Join us for the opening of Louisa Schewe‘s exhibition of paintings and mixed media works in Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven, on Wednesday, 12 July 2015 at 8pm.

The artist’s work is a combination of oil painting and photography, inspired by her local surroundings of Myrtleville, Fennell’s Bay and Crosshaven. Many of the pieces are large scale, up to 1.5 metres in size and capture abstract representations merged with realistic textures and details of the coastal landscape.

“My process of making artwork involves various stages. First inspiration is sourced from the local natural environment by observation and the documentation of the surroundings with photography. Second, collages are prepared of the photographs that develop into abstract representations of the landscape. Lastly, the painting process commences whereby the collages and personal experiences are referred to as sources of information. The completed paintings often fuse realistic and abstract styles to depict landscapes in a vivid sense.“

The exhibition will run until Sunday, August 9th in Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven. The space is open daily to the public. As well as artists’ exhibitions, the busy seaside pub hosts music and outdoor BBQs each Sunday throughout the summer and an exciting seafood focused menu for both lunch and dinner throughout the week.

An exhibition of Cork crafters Carmel Smyth, Roser Perez Barrett, Claire Greene, Veronica Kelleher and Mandy Dale will follow on August 12, and will form part of Cork Craft Month programme.

Louisa Schewe Exhibition

Valentine’s Day Sharing Menu

Alongside our a la carte menu this Valentine’s night, we will be offering this special set course meal of sharing platters for two people. Book your table now, by calling us on 021 4831829


Valetines Menu 2015 v2

Cronins Craft Beer Night Crosshaven Co Cork

TOP OF THE HOPS at Cronins Pub

Cronins Craft Beer Night Crosshaven Co Cork

Cronin’s Pub has a real love and appreciation for Craft beers of all tastes and varieties. We are thrilled to see the rise in the number of craft beer brewers in Ireland who are creating some magnificent ales and bringing the art back into brewing and long supported them in our pub.

Here in Cronin’s Pub we offer a unique and diverse range of Craft beers and Ciders and are constantly on the look out for new exciting brews to share with our customers.

To celebrate the craft beer revolution we are proud to present or craft beer tasting night, “Top of the Hops” live at Cronin’s Bar, in association with Barry & Fitzwilliam Premium Drinks Company.

We are offering this “on the house” so everyone can get a chance to learn some of the magic and process that goes into crafting the perfect beer, while enjoying a taste of the beers as well of course.

There will be some of the best craft beers on the market available from some of the most world renowned craft brewers, including;

Mountain Man Brewing Co
The White Hag Brewery 
Tom Crean’s from the Dingle Brewing Co
Le Fevre Cirdre

There will be complimentary grub on offer throughout the event and you will be entertained by live music from the White Horse Guitar Club who will rock the night away as you sit back, relax and enjoy the craft beer experience.

This will be an extraordinary night of great fun, beer, music and food…and you might just learn a little in the process.

Top of the Hops kicks off at 7:30pm on January 22nd 2015.

Hope to see all you experienced and budding craft beer enthusiasts then.


Live Music and Entertainment Line Up for December


Throughout December & January

“Up Stream” an exhibition by Susanne Leutenegger, Eileen Healy & Angie Shannahan of the Backwater Artists Studio

Sunday, 14th December

6-8pm : Music with Rhythm Republic

Sunday, 21st December

6-8pm : Music with Hank Wedel & Eleanor Healy

From 10pm : Funky Jumper Party

Razzle dazzle us with your light up snowmen, funky reindeers and elf jumpers.

Christmas Day

CLOSED! see you at Myrtleville beach for the annual Christmas day swim!

Friday, 26th December

Calling all Stephens, Stephanies and Stefans. Celebrate St Stephen’s Day and enjoy a free pint of Murphys Red on us. Your first name must be Stephen-like and you must present photo id as proof. One pint per person.  Remember,  always drink responsibly.

Sunday 28th December

5.30 – 7.30pm : Music with MB Soul Review

Monday, 29th December

9-11pm : Music with Seanie K & Eileen Healy

Tuesday, 30th December

9-11pm : Music with Colin Deady

Whiskey Tasting and Food Pairing

Taste and learn about the Irish Distiller’s range with whiskey aficionado Michael Crowley. We will try a wide range of deluxe and rare Irish whiskeys from the Midleton distillery, which will be paired with light snacks and nibbles from the Mad Fish Restaurant at Cronin’s Pub. 

Join us for an extra special deluxe whiskey tasting which will include Jameson 12 Year old, 18 year old, Redbreast 12 Year Old and 15 Year Old, Power’s John Lane Release, Midleton Very Rare and possibly a few more from the cellar!

Volvo Cork Week – Music Schedule at Cronin’s Pub


Volvo Cork Week Music Schedule at Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven

Sunday, 6th July 5-7pm Newfoundland
Monday, 7th July 7-9pm The Rivets
Tuesday, 8th July 7-9pm Deady
Wednesday, 9th July 7-9pm The Art Crimes Band
Thursday, 10th July 7-9pm Collage
Friday, 11th July 7-9pm Cadillac Cats

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Sunday, 6th July, 5-7pm


Newfoundland is a five piece traditional/contemporary band from Waterford

With four vocalists and five multi-instrumentalists in the band, Newfoundland have created a sound that they have become known for, putting their own stamp on traditional tunes as well as contemporary songs.

Between them, the band has a very wide range of music in their repertoire, and have become known for being a band that could come out with any song, sometimes very much to the surprise of the band members themselves!


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Monday, 7th July, 7-9pm

The Rivets

with Corona Extra promotion

The Rivets are a Dynamic Acoustic Duo, Dave and Che, who guarantee to give you a music set to remember, performing classic songs from the 50’s & 60’s, you all know & love…

With rhythmic guitars and melodic harmonies, this band will have you singing and dancing along to every song.


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Tuesday, 8th July, 7-9pm


with Jameson & Ginger Promotion

“Deep raw soul that never goes out of fashion” – The Irish Times.

Brian Deady is one of Ireland’s finest exponents of contemporary soul.  Raised in the bohemian badlands of West Cork, he creates music that blends rich, expressive vocals with a cool, electro-groove—a sound that has drawn praise from such influential artists as Nile Rodgers and Ashley Beedle, not to mention LA’s revered radio station KCRW.

Since releasing his acclaimed album, Interview, in 2009, he has been building a reputation as a distinctive songwriter and producer.  In addition to opening for disco legends Chic at the Cork Jazz Festival, he has played with a host of major acts such as De La Soul, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam Funk and Janelle Monae. After MTV voted him ‘Best Irish Male for 2013,’ he appeared on The Late Late Show, and has also featured on some of the country’s most popular radio slots.

Deady is currently writing his second album, due for release in 2015 and in his new touring show in which he reinterprets classic hits in a fresh Doo Wop style using intricate vocals and live drums.

Twitter: @Briandeady

Bad Girl :

Flashing Lights :

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Wednesday, 9th July, 7-9pm

The Art Crimes Band

with Mount Gay Rum promotion

The Art Crimes Band is an Irish-based music collective specialising in World Fusion music. Formed in 2010 to play and compose music for Hip Circles Bellydance’s Vaudeville Theatre & Dance production entitled The Purple Cabaret and featuring a cast of over 30 international artists, the band continued to work together, composing, recording & producing music.

The group which now consists of a six piece collective consisting of Grace McMahon on vocals, Gary Baus on alto saxophone, Tom Edwards on saxophone, clarinet and trumpet, Stephen Kirby on guitar, Tim O’Leary on bass and Niall Dennehy on percussion


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Thursday, 10th July, 7-9pm


with Heineken promotion

Led by Paul O’Donnell, a lecturer in music at University College Cork,  the music group “Collage” is a dynamic and exciting 7 piece band which plays a repertoire of popular music stretching from the present day back through the 90s, 80s, 70s and 60s (including; Pop, Disco, Dance, Latin, Funk and a few oldies!)


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Friday, 11th July, 7-9pm

Cadillac Cats

with Corona Extra promotion

Cadillac Cats are a four piece covers band with a powerhouse of a female singer fronting the band. Playing Rock, Blues, Rockabilly, Pop and everything in between that will keep the dance floor busy all night. Songs by Imelda May, Elvis, The Beatles, Paolo Nutini, Rolling Stones, The Killers, AC/DC, Adele and many more from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and so on.


We are hiring – Sous Chef Wanted


This position has now been filled. 


Mad Fish Kitchen @ Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven is now hiring!

Junior Sous Chef

This is a full time position.

We now have a rare opportunity for an energetic and passionate chef looking to take the next exciting step in their culinary career.

To join this successful team, you will play an important part in maintaining the Mad Fish Kitchen’s on-going success.

This is an opportunity for you to gain years of experience in a commercial kitchen, you will be calm and confident . You will be hungry to learn and thrive on this challenge. You will receive mentoring from a driven team of motivated individuals and will work in our well established kitchen.

This is a key role and

  • you will help us bring together an experienced, enthusiastic team
  • you will Gain huge industry experience in this role
  • you will thrive under pressure and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to work every day
  • you will be in charge of a team
  • you will be part of exciting new projects and menu development


Apply and mention “Junior Sous Chef” in your application

If this is the right job for you, contact Denis Cronin by email on or drop in your cv and cover letter by hand to Cronin’s Pub.

(Posted on 21 May 2014)


Ceramic and painting exhibition by Stephanie Mendel & Kira O’Brien

Artists Kira O’Brien and Stephanie Mendel are hosting an exhibition at the Mad Fish Restaurant in Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven, Co. Cork. Opening on Wednesday, May 11th at 8pm the show is a mix of ceramics and nature based paintings.

Dublin born Kira, is based in Crosshaven, where she works from her home studio. She studied in Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork currently teaches part time adult education ceramic classes in the Be Creative Centre, Carrigaline. Her pieces are decorated in a sgraffitto, a ceramic drawing technique, where sculptural figures sit on teacups, bowls, jugs or lids. Often the figures are alone, or part of conversation with a group suggesting a story is taking place.  Kira’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including Switzerland and Montana and is held in private collections throughout the world.

Stephanie Mendel paints from a studio in her home in Myrtleville, Co. Cork. A native of New Mexico she is both intrigued and enchanted by nature, colour and texture, for which she finds her outlet in paintings of flowers, trees and other natural objects. Working primarily in acrylics and oils she brings a bright and often starkly contrasting view of her subjects, always rich in colour and deep in perspective and ambiguity. Stephanie’s artwork has been featured in a number of exhibitions and in March 2013 she presented her work, solo at the NSC Campus in Cork.
The exhibition will be open daily and runs from May 11 until June 29


St Patrick’s Weekend… seafood, music and rugby!

With the good weather set to continue until next weekend, St Patrick’s weekend will be a cracker.

The restaurant is open as always on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm. Be sure to book a table now if you will be joining us for a seafood meal after the game on Saturday.

We also have great music line up with Saturday night, 50’s and 60’s rock and roll band, The Rivets will be back in town.

Sunday, trad folk band, The Poitin Boys will playing live from 7pm.

Looking forward to seeing you all then.



A special lovers menu – this Valentines night

Join us this Valentine’s night, Friday 14th February for a special meal of shared platters and courses for you and your loved one. Bubbles on arrival.

Book your table now on 021 4831829

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