Mother Macs Public House is one of limericks most iconic buildings. Located on High Street and upper Denmark street it dates to 1787 (first reference in historical documents) but the exact age is uncertain. Over the years the building has had differing functions as a pub, a whiskey/wine/tea merchants and a grocery shop. For much of this time it had the name O’Malley (O’Maely) over the doorway. Today it is know as Mother Macs Public House and the home of Craft Beer in Limerick.
Mother Macs Public House opened in Dec 2015 and since this time the pub has become renowned for it large selection of craft beer. It offers rotational craft taps, guest taps, specials and a large selection of capped (bottled) beers. It boosts an impressive selection of Whiskeys and any visitor should ask about the Whiskey of the Month offers.
The pub has stayed respectful to its roots and has the distinction of being one of only a small handful of bars in Limerick without a TV. This adds to the atmosphere and all are welcomed to socialise in a friendly authentic environment with great service and a fantastic beer selection. It has the distinction of winning Best Pint of Guinness in Limerick as voted by the readers of the Limerick Leader News Paper.
The unique architecture having large open windows gives an unobscured view of the passing world and those that stumble aren’t disappointed to while away an afternoon or evening catching up with friends and family. The current owners believe in highlighting the vast abilities and talent of local artists and the distinctive signage of Mother Macs is the work of local and internationally renowned sign writer Tom Collins. It is this new look and development of the area immediately adjacent that has helped Mother Macs win the Overall Tidy Towns Award for 2016. Inside you can expect to find an eclectic mix of authentic old world with a newer twist.
Being part of the local community is at the heart of Mother Macs and the owners make the pub available for a wide variety of events and activities. In 2016 Mother Macs was the venue for Liam Gillicks “And Then…. as part of EVA International festival, It has been a venue for Limerick Fringe Festival and upcoming local musicians utilise Peggy’s Parlour for small gigs.