About Egans Bar – Location and History
Egans is located about one mile from the point where Wicklow, Wexford and Carlow meet. It sits in a picturesque area in the South East of Ireland. The Egan name was added to the premises in 1912. Previous to this, the bar was owned by the Doyle family. In the Griffith’s Evaluation records, it is noted that they were living in Park prior to the 1840’s. There is a strong possibility that Peter Doyle’s family had lived in the towns-land before this time. In this case, it makes Egans a contender to be one of the oldest family run country pubs in the country.
During the World Cup soccer tournament in 1994, Egans was a construction site during its renovation. However, they still managed to stay open to celebrate that famous Ray Houghton goal! Its renovation was orchestrated by renowned architect / designer Angela Murphy. Angela’s designs are known the world over, and her design was extremely successful at Egans. The premises now has a pot belly stove, hundreds of interesting artifacts and a snug with a beautiful open fire. Many nights of traditional Irish music, songs and stories have happened there. The locals love nothing more than to get a sing song going.
The attached grocery is currently run by Larry and Mary Egan. Get your milk, ice cream, biscuits or anything in the hardware department. Get in contact if you want to find out more (05394) 29144.
Drop by and call in for a drink and a chat next time you are in the area.