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A Convenient Stop on the Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way - Egans Bar Parkbridge from Newry hill

The Wicklow Way – View of Parkbridge area from Newry hill

The Wicklow Way hike passes Egans bar in Parkbridge at a most convenient location. This is where the Wicklow Way is at its southernmost, as you travel between Shillelagh and the low lying valley of the Derry river which flows through Clonegal. A description of this area is available here.

The bar is less than a thirty minute diversion from an intersection at Aghowle. You can reach it by walking south of the townsland of Aghowle (next to Moylisha), descending through picturesque winding roads before straightening out at the bottom of the valley into Parkbridge. Below is a map which shows the route towards Egans from the intersection at Aghowle.

 

 

Services on the Wicklow Way

Walkers have been calling to Parkbridge for decades, and so a number of amenities are now available to those who call in to the bar or shop. Larry and Mary have a variety of services available for walkers who need supplies. Here is a list of just some of those services for you:

  • Free WiFi and phone charging facilities on site.
  • Free spring well water available.
  • Toilet facilities next to the bar.
  • A variety of local accommodation options close by – from self-catering Air BnB to traditional B&B.
  • A selection of soup, sandwiches and light snacks that can be made available at short notice.
  • Tea, coffee and drink supplies
  • A local taxi service to pick you up or drop you off on the Wicklow Way
  • Hiking supplies*

 

Contacting Egans

*Please contact Egans either at info “at” egansbar.com or (05394) 29144 if there are any specific supplies that you might need and Larry and Mary will help out wherever they can. It is also recommended to contact Egans over the phone if you intend on visiting the bar early on in the day.

Check out this video blog of a Wicklow Way hike:

We hope you enjoy your trip, and look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Larry and Mary

Bord na Móna Hearth Sessions

Egans of Parkbridge won a competition to host Bord na Móna’s Hearth Sessions! First of all, the bar was never before put into a competition. Certainly no record exists of it in the local lore. In November 2017 Egans was entered into its first competition as an established bar. The Hearth Sessions with Bord na Móna is a 26-county contest which was supported by the Vintners Association of Ireland. Consequently, Egans bar is selected by Bord na Móna Hearth Sessions group as one of the 10 cosiest bars in Ireland. They rank ahead of over 70 amazing looking pubs and bars around the country.

Entered into The Journal Newspaper

In late November 2017, the national newspaper “The Journal” (cosiest fires on www.thejournal.ie) published an article that listed Egans bar in 3rd place. As a result of being selected by Bord na Móna and published in The Journal, the bar went into a competition to host three well known bands – Ye Vagabonds (Carlow), Stephanie Rainey (Cork) and Little Hours (Donegal) for a Hearth Session.

Bord na Móna Hearth Sessions Competition

In the Hearth Sessions, Egans came second in the country. Most importantly, this support was from members of the public. Therefore, a lot of great comments were written from locals and other customers who have been to Egans over the years. In addition to this, the bar attracted over 500 votes. As a result, the Bord na Móna Hearth Sessions will now come to Parkbridge. This will be on December 1st, 2017. Read more about the competition.

The section below shows the Hearth Sessions event as posted on Facebook.

Finally, Egans extend a heartfelt thanks all of those people who supported them in the Bord na Móna Hearth Sessions. In particular, we are grateful for all the lovely comments from our clientele. We appreciate all the votes which helped us to win.

Beir bua and thanks again,
The staff at Egans

 

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