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Shannigan’s Gastro Pub; the journey so far…

In early 2013 the owners of Dromoland Castle and the Inn at Dromoland discussed what could make The Inn stand out from the rest.  The conclusion was to create a Gastro Pub that would be unequalled in the county of Clare, if not Ireland.

Mark Nolan was tasked with getting the best design people to create this wonderful facility and in conjunction with his own hotel team headed up by The Inn Dromoland, General Manager Nico Hernandez, Executive Chef David McCann, Deputy General Manager, Simon Hodgson and the McNally Design Team, worked tirelessly for the last year to ensure that “Shannigan’s” would live up to all expectations, indeed exceed them. 

From the feedback already received, we feel that the timing could not be better as the Clare people look for an alternative food and beverage experience.  

Shannigans Gastro Pub was delighted to receive the "Best Newcomer in Clare" accolade by the Irish Times Restaurant Awards in 2015 and also the "Best Golfers Restaurant Munster " award by The Golfers Guide in 2016.

The Philosophy

The Food, Shannigan’s Gastro Pub’s principles is to draw on Irish food producers who offer ethically produced, sustainable Irish produce. Relationships with suppliers are nearly as important as relationships with our customers! Food is one of life’s greatest joys and we believe when you use great local fresh ingredients and offer a menu that is balanced and sensibly portioned that this joy comes to life. All our Menus reflect seasonality, with dishes cooked in a creative yet traditional style. Enjoy lots of variation on menus and the daily specials will reaffirm our commitment to seasonal cooking.

The Drink, Shannigan’s commitment to supporting Irish producers also extends to its drink offering. From craft beers produced by Irish Artisan Brewers to blends of Spirits that are being produced in emerging micro distilleries dotted around the country. All of this is complimented by wines and international brands carefully sourced to appeal to all tastes.

Shannigan’s Gastro Pub is your place to pause, relax, indulge and share!

 The Ambience

Shannigan’s has a stunning interior that mixes the best of rustic and contemporary design to give an overall atmosphere that is sophisticated but yet warm. Individual design features abound such as a Wine Tunnel, Traditional Snug and a feature Fireplace. Comfy seating areas, eclectic mix of soft materials and an interesting variety of finishes makes for a very warm and inviting ambience. Lighting that subtly changes throughout the day creates a warm mood that constantly picks up on the original bric-a-brac that has been carefully sourced throughout Ireland. A state of the art sound system along with multiple screens provide an on-going audio visual experience that is both soothing and interesting and comes into its own for the big match! Shannigan’s offers live music at weekends featuring local musicians playing a mix of contemporary and traditional music

The Kitchen Team

The Kitchen: David McCann, Executive Chef is a long standing member of the Dromoland Team and has played a major part in the development of the Dromoland resort over the years. His criteria for making it all work is simple; a commitment to using wonderful local foods, producers and suppliers. He is assisted by Head Chef, Fergal McGee, (He too is a long serving member of Dromoland). They are both passionate about cooking and the attention to detail required for a successful Shannigan’s Gastro Pub.