Sunday Sessions – April 2016 Line Up

Sunday, 3 April from 5pm


Tunes from Sweden, Brazil, France, Venezuela, Ireland, and more. Waltzes, gypsy jazz classics, and a couple of original tunes. Ruti, Barry and Fabienne are FaBaRu – Trio du Monde.




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Jonathan Coughlan & The Good Folks with the Paupers

Heavily inspired by American southern-rock singer songwriter Jonathan Coughlan has an authentic style with a pleasant country feel. Honest originals are mixed with characteristic though unfamiliar covers with his band The Good Folks. They are joined by The Paupers; the hottest, highest energy you’ve experienced since the last time you turned a hair dryer up full and held it up to your face.


Sunday, 17 April from 5pm

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The Velvetones perform acoustic versions of some of the most popular songs of the last five decades, with tight harmonies and a full sound. You gotta hear them!


Sunday, 24 April from 5pm


Trio playing a mixed bag of world music including tangos,french cafe style tunes, bluegrass and roots.

Featuring Two Time Polka  leadman Ray Barron on mandolin, Tony Corbett on piano accordion and on vocal and rhythm guitar Eileen Healy, founder member of The Polskadots.

Views of Crosshaven – an exhibition by John Jermyn

Acclaimed artist John Jermyn will exhibit a selection of new oil paintings alongside selected work from Tadhg O’Scanaill, Eddie Fitzgibbon and Peter Mahony in Cronin’s Pub and the Mad Fish Restaurant, Crosshaven from November 18th.

JC061015 John Jermyn 3John Jermyn’s work will include a series of paintings “Views of Crosshaven”, portraying the essence of the village in its varying aspects. From his home at the edge of the cliff in Fennell’s Bay, the artist has nurtured a fascination with the landscape – the power, atmosphere, and mood that the seas, waterways and coastlines inspirit and generate. These paintings explore different aspects in contrasting settings varying from tranquil shorelines or a still canal to raging high seas, initially allowing a glimpse of its subject but then encouraging the viewer into something else, something bigger.

’Jermyn’s use of brilliant orange into red, which is common through many of his paintings, provides a strange twist. This use of colour could be described as supernatural but it curiously pulls the observer closer in to the painting and then beyond’ (Irish Times).

Earlier this year, John was selected to take part in Sky Arts Landscape Artist Of The Year 2015, as a wild card entrant, on location at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. The programme was recently televised on Sky Arts Channel.

John Jermyn is also an art tutor offering one to one and group painting sessions.


Tadhg O’Scanaill has been painting land and seascapes in the lower harbour area for many years with particular focus on the Cork and Kerry coasts. He works in both watercolours and oils and enjoys the challenge of catching the atmosphere and energy of the marine environment. During 2015, he has been drawn by the Wild Atlantic Way publicity to explore previously unseen stretches of the west coastal counties from Donegal to Cork. He is currently working on the development of a Wild Atlantic Way Collection.


Peter Mahony is a student of John Jermyn and is now a progressive painter with an individual style.  He paints in the medium of oils.  Also, in addition to his keen interest in painting, Peter is a published poet and has recently completed a MA in American Film & Literature and BA in English and Philosophy from UCC.

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Eddie Fitzgibbon is a photographer concentrating on coastal landscapes and has photographed many areas along the south coast from Kerry to Waterford and his native Cork, with the occasional foray inland. With a passion for the outdoors, he rarely ventures without a camera and this has allowed him to capture many unplanned images which add to his stunning collection.   Find out more on

The exhibition will open on Wednesday 18th November at 8pm in Cronin’s Pub and the Mad Fish Restaurant and continue until Christmas. Alongside original artworks a number of prints will be for sale. The exhibition is open daily.

Cronin’s Pub host regular art exhibitions and other cultural community based events, including the monthly Crosshaven Film Club and bi-weekly Knit and Natter group who meet every other Wednesday.  Throughout the month of December there will be live music each Sunday from 4-6pm with performances from Velvet (Dec 6), Niall Marron Jazz Trio (Dec 13), Danica Holland Trio (Dec 20) and Fiona Kennedy (Dec 27). Cronin’s are widely known for their seafood lunch and dinner offerings and have recently been included in the Michelin Guide to Eating Out in Pubs 2016. Find out more on


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

Summer Sunday Sessions, every weekend in June, July & August!

We’re delighted to announce that we will have music outside Cronin’s every weekend throughout the summer. Kicking off this June bank holiday weekend, Colin Deady will be live on Sunday from 5-7pm, followed by DJ Atilla of Mamukko bags on Bank Holiday Monday with a mix of mellow world music and reggae tunes. Don’t miss it! Also, Denis is planning some delights on the BBQ, theming with the vibe of the music so expect some Creole, Gumbo and Fish Stew.


Here’s our full summer line up:

Summer Sunday Sessions

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


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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

“Upstream” exhibition by Angie Shanahan, Susanne Leutenegger and Eileen Healy

Upstream is a collective of three palettes from the Backwater Artists Group which will be exhibiting in the Mad Fish Restaurant and Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven.


The three very different, yet complementary artists in the group showcase are Eileen Healy, Susanne Leutenegger and Angie Shanahan. The exhibition will be opened by Joachim Beug, lecturer in Art History and Katherine Boucher Beug, esteemed artist and art critic on Wednesday November 19th at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.


EileenEileen Healy from Youghal, East Cork is a graduate of Crawford College of Art and Design and won student of the year award from the Lavitt Gallery in 1988. After a residency at The Lavit she was a studio member at The Cork Artists Collective where she began running regular life drawing sessions for artists and so began her obsession with drawing from life. She since joined Backwater Studios where she has been a member for over 10 years. A strong believer in the practice of drawing, she believes it’s this practice of working from life that keeps her work fresh and alive. She uses models as her source of inspiration.

Exhibitions include Arnotts National Portrait Award Exhibition, RHA Annual show, UCC, CIT Wandesford Gallery,Crawford Gallery. Residencies include Cill Rialaig, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Burren Art College and Students Arts League New York. Eileen also teaches life drawing Adult Education classes at CIT Crawford College of Art.


SusanneSusanne Leutenegger was born in Switzerland and graduated in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art in Cork in 1987. Her studio has been located at the Backwater since 2004. She also teaches “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” and is a teacher of the Feldenkrais – Awareness through Movement Method and is a founder member of  Arthaven Gallery in Crosshaven. She has widely exhibited in Switzerland, Germany (2013 in Cologne) and in Dublin at the Royal Hibernian Academy and OPW and Cork (UCC, Glucksman, Crawford Gallery, Sirius Centre Cobh, Fenton Gallery, Form Gallery, Lavit Gallery). She describes her work as “invented organic shapes which are highly charged with energy yet quiet and resolved and uses strong and instinctive drawing and bold colour. “


Title.Westacross-the-lower-ground.-acrylic-on-canvas-60x122cms-1Angie Shanahan graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design in the 1980s. She is a member of the Backwater Artists Group and of the VAI. Since then, Angie has held numerous solo shows and has been selected for group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. Most recent shows include Case 13, Lavitt Quay Gallery, Noli Mi Tangere, Wandesford Quay Gallery. Place Space, Wandesford Quay Gallery; Hard Times at Cill Rialaig Project Gallery, Kerry and Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin; the RHA Annual Exhibition 2011 and  Ciall 2011 where she received an award for painting. Her work is featured in a recent Gallery Press publication, Huts and Sheds by Derek Mahon; Representing Art in Ireland, Fenton Gallery publication, and. Art in State Buildings, 1995-2005. OPW cat. Angie also won a commission from the Office of Public Works to paint a portrait of Michael Collins for the Gallery of Taosaigh. This now hangs in Dail Eireann.

“One of my first instincts is to distil the sense and soul of the places that capture my attention, the relationship between the physical reality we see and the invisible conceptual reality harboured in the spirit of the place. The landscapes often contain man made  structures, forgotten, some in semi-dereliction subsumed back into nature temporarily”.


All three are part of the Backwater Artists Group which is located in Wandesford Quay, together with the Cork Printmakers and the Wandesford Quay Gallery. Founded in 1990 to provide studio space for visual artists in Cork city there are 28 studio spaces for varied disciplines such as painting, mixed media and sculpture.


Join us for a Australian wine tasting accompanied with light bites from the Mad Fish Restaurant.

We have something special coming up….

Join us for a Australian wine tasting accompanied with light bites from the Mad Fish Restaurant.

Meet the wine maker and experience the best of Marambo and Jip Jip Rock’s Australian wine range including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet alongside reef & beef nibbles including fish bites, lobster, pulled brisket sliders and more.

Thursday, 11th September from 7pm at Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven
Only €15pp. Bookings essential. Call 021 4831829

Brought to you in association with Karwig Wines, Carrigaline


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!