Clare pubs in running for national awards

Clare pubs in running for national awards


Two of the county’s best known pubs have been shortlisted in four categories each in the 2018 Irish Pubs Global Awards.

Gus O’Connor’s Pub, Doolin and Bofey Quinn’s Bar and Restaurant in Corofin have both made the shortlist for ‘Irish Pub of the Year’.

Gus O’Connor’s has also been nominated in the ‘Best Entertainment Experience’, ‘Best Food Experience’ and ‘Best Chef’ categories.

Bofey Quinn’s has made into the ‘Best Sports Experience’, ‘Best Community Pub’ and ‘Best Barperson’ listings.

A spokesman for O’Connor’s in Doolin said on Facebook: “We are very proud of all our wonderful staff for all their great work. These nominations are a credit to them, thank you

Thank you also to all the people who voted for us, we are truly over the moon to feel so much love. We will be travelling to Galway on the 9th of October and we will need your support, so keep the love coming.”

Management at O’Connor’s also congratulated staff at Bofey Quinns Bar & Restaurant in Corofin on their nominations.

The shortlist can be seen here.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.