The Three Jolly Pigeons

The Three Jolly Pigeons, Athlone: Hours, Address, The Three Jolly Pigeons Reviews: 5/5

The Three Jolly Pigeons
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19:00 - 00:00
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
14:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:30 - 01:00
Sunday
12:30 - 23:30
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Patrick141964
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Beautiful old style pub.
We’ve passed by it for many years.Always wondering was it as nice as it seemed from the outside.We were not disappointed.The Guinness was top notch,as in beautiful.We were served by a friendly young lad who works the weekends.He told us a bit about the pub and chatted away.The whole experience from the ambience,the pint to the service was second to none.Can’t wait to go there again.
Written 26 February 2022
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Liam B
Ballyconnell, Ireland4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Brilliant pub. Very welcoming staff and friendly clientele. Comfortable. Good drink and great craic. Interesting history to the place. Just a brilliant spot!
Written 8 October 2021
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Patrick L
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Very well kept original traditional irish pub.
The owners are very friendly with a good knowledge of the history of the pub dating back the 1700's. Owners are very friendly and have a nice dog to keep you company.
Excellent value for money. Well worth a visit and a 5 star review.
Written 24 April 2019
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Thank you
Written 16 March 2021
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John M
Lyon, France1,797 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Located on the side of the N55 road north from Athlone to Cavan this is a traditional pub that's over 200 years old and mentioned in Oliver Goldsmith's play from 1773 called "She Stoops To Conquer". The original building has been renovated over the years and the Inn was mentioned in a railway guide to Ireland of 1848; part of that renovation persists as the thatched part of the building where the bar is located.

The McCormack family have run this pub for nearly a century. Links with the past are found in the fireplace stones from the Modest Mansion (Lissoy Parsonage) of Oliver Goldsmith fame and a millstone at the entrance. This is an authentic throwback to the old Ireland and therein lies much of its charm. The pub still provides light food, teas and coffees in addition to the usual pubfare, and drinks are taken out front during sunny weather. The pub has a well-earned reputation for its traditional music sessions and warm atmosphere and the staff was most helpful.
Written 4 November 2018
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Very good
Written 26 February 2021
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Patrick O
Louisville, KY491 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I stopped by The Three Jolly Pigeons because I have a picture of my Great Aunt standing in front of it that was taken in 1926. It was not open but the owner pulled up while I was there. He had two people with him that he had business with but he unlocked the place and let me wait inside while he dealt with his two guest. At one point he left me me in the pub alone while he ran his guest into town.
When he returned he spent an hour helping me with my family research and giving me the history of the pub.
He also took a picture of me standing on the same spot that my Great Aunt stood.
What a great Irish thing to do !
Written 20 September 2017
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Very good.
Written 26 February 2021
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mula6
Reading, UK80 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
I always drive past on my way back to the airport. This time being home we decided to visit. It filled every expectation. The welcome was brilliant. The pints were surreal and we will be back
Written 4 January 2017
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Very good.
Written 26 February 2021
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Stevlynam
5 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Called in for a pint while passing and fell in love with the place, from the thatched roof to the sash windows and welcoming fire this pub has it all, anyone with an interest in Oliver goldsmith should pay It a visit.
We've been back twice since..
Written 15 November 2016
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Very good.
Written 26 February 2021
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GotaFamilyNow
Armagh, Northern Ireland62 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
We've been back twice since the time of review and am still happy to give a five star report again. My best recommendation would be for those in motorhomes or touring caravans.....if ( as we did ) you fancy over-nighting at a genuinely traditional Irish pub you'd have to go a long way to find better. There is ample and easily accessable parking and the owner is very accommodating. There aren't many places still around like this and we're really glad we stopped by the first time. It's a truly wonderful find.
Written 19 October 2015
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Very good.
Written 26 February 2021
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247uktraveler
St. Andrews, UK14 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We stopped by for a spot of tea on our way out to the Cliffs of Moher. What a neat little find! The owner was friendly and chatty and even offered us scones from the local bakery. Probably more of a spot for a drink, but it was nice in the afternoon as well. Learned lots about the history of Oliver Goldsmith. Had no idea this place was featured in one of his works! (A nice find for my literary loving self!)
Written 10 August 2015
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Very good .
Written 26 February 2021
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GotaFamilyNow
Armagh, Northern Ireland62 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
We stayed here with our caravan on our way home from a local event. The ample free parking and free WiFi encouraged us to stop and boy-oh-boy are we glad we did !
In an age of plastic, fake paddy-whackery this is the real deal!
The place is untouched, unmessed with and is all the better for that.
In addition the proprietor couldn't have been more accommodating.
We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay and will certainly return next year, if not sooner.
Written 15 July 2014
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Very good.
Written 26 February 2021
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The Three Jolly Pigeons is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:30 - 23:30
  • Mon - Thu 19:00 - 00:00
  • Fri - Fri 14:00 - 01:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 - 01:00