The pub where you’ll never be bored! Everywhere you look there is something of interest. The walls are adorned with historical artefacts and there is something to interest everyone from boxing to sailing to backward clocks, even the famous Cronin’s Pub ghost!.
The building itself is unique and has its origins as the town hotel. It was built in 1892 and opened by William Kennefick and opened the following year as “Kenneficks Hotel”. The original glass panel door, bearing the Kennefick name, is still there as you enter the left front door.
The business remained in the Kennefick family until 1970, when Denis Cronin and his wife Jo bought it. It was Jo who started the collection of artefacts and memorabilia and many of the items still displayed today came from her collection. Their son Sean took over the family business in the late 70’s. He vastly extended his mother collection, adding character jugs, advertising signs, miniature bottles and cards. His interest in boxing, maritime, local and Cork history is reflected in the large display of black and white photographs that form a permanent exhibition not to be missed.