Address: 9 Lower Market Street, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 HA89, Ireland
Phone: +353656842357

Congratulations And Happy Retirement Brian

Monday, 01 May 2023

This morning I rambled around the corner to wish our great friend and fellow Market publican Brian Kelly all the best on his retirement. Brian who has been a brilliant neighbour is stepping away from behind the counter after 34 years in the bar trade having taken over the premises on Chapel Lane in 1989 . All his many friends at Moroney's would like to take this opportunity to wish Brian long health and happiness on his retirement and many enjoyable hours on the golf course. We look forward to seeing Brian around The Market when he calls down to Kelly's but this time on the other side of the counter.

Congratulations Newmarket Celtic

Sunday, 30 April 2023

Yesterday in Jackman Park Limerick, Newmarket Celtic captured the blue ribbon of Irish Junior Football when they beat St Michael's ( Tipperary Town) in a gripping FAI Junior Cup Final. The great Avenue United team of the 90's set the template for others to follow when they were unluckily beaten in the final in 1990 by a superb Cherry Orchard side who won the cup on six occasions in eleven years. I had the privilege of being in Dalymount Park back then shouting on Mannix & co so it was great to finally see a Clare team lift the trophy. We sincerely congratulate all present and former Newmarket Celtic players & mentors on this historic achievement. Also not forgetting our two excellent barmen and Celtic supporters, Newmarket native Ronnie Delaney and Ger " Hanna" Hanrahan who was a brilliant midfielder with Celtic and were thrilled with this victory.

Artists Of Their Craft

Friday, 24 March 2023

As a tribute to two of Clare's outstanding hurlers of any era we recently commissioned Ennis artist Harry Guinane to paint two portraits of Eire Og's Shane O Donnell and Ballyea's Tony Kelly. Harry hails from St Joseph's Terrace on Carmody Street and is son of the late Sean who himself was an outstanding hurler, footballer and County Secretary took many hours painstakingly perfecting the portraits. We certainly are thrilled with them and they now take pride of place on the back wall in our outdoor area. In the photo of Harry himself can be seen an oil painting of Newhall Missile who won the Boylesports Greyhound Consolation Derby 2018 for owners Noel Coote and the late Colin Barry and trainer John Browne.

Check out our Photo Gallery to view the photos.

Moroney's Is The Place To Watch The Cheltenham Racing Festival

Monday, 13 March 2023

The pinnacle of the National Hunt season gets under way tomorrow as Cheltenham starts their four day festival meeting. Thousands of Irish travel over every year and here at home many take annual leave and make a week of it especially as St Patrick's Day falls on the last days racing. Here at Moroney's you won't miss any of the action on our seven TV screens where the atmosphere will be electric and craic second to none. Food will be provide each day along with free bets and a few surprises. Doors open at 12 noon each day and Maurice, Ronnie, Hanna ,Dan, Tomas and Dara will be on hand over the four days to cater for all your needs. Call to Moroney's the best place to watch racing in Ennis.

Happy New Year To All Our Loyal Customers And Friends

Sunday, 01 January 2023

All at Moroney's Bar, The Mall, Ennis would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers and friends both at home and abroad for their continued custom. It is you who has put Moroney's on the map and made it the popular pub that it is today for which we are eternally grateful. Happy New Year and Sincere Best Wishes from Maurice, Tomas, Ronnie, Hanna and Dan. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2023.

Happy Retirement Tony

Saturday, 10 December 2022

Last Friday evening saw one of the towns best known characters Tony McInerney retire from the Ennis Town Council Environment Department after 41 years service . Many people of all ages would know Tony from his thirty plus years serving as a Clare Soccer League Referee a role in which he was highly respected by both players, management and spectators alike. All his friends at Moroney's wish him long health and happiness in his retirement and Tony you can now forget about those 5am weekend starts !

Congratulations Deirdre

Friday, 09 December 2022

History was made in Clare Soccer League circles this week with the election of Deirdre Shannon as Chairperson of the Clare Schoolboys / Schoolgirls Soccer League and in so doing becomes the first woman to hold the role. Deirdre is one of the driving forces within Hermitage FC which is one of the oldest clubs in the Clare League having been founded in 1960 and indeed the Shannon family's name has been synonymous with the club since its inception.

Deirdre also finds time to manage the Hermitage Ladies FC Premier Division team which are presently top of the Shannon Hotel Supplies Ladies Premier League and recently Moroney's Bar presented the team with a new set of jerseys. All her friends and customers at Moroney's wish Deirdre sincere best wishes in her new role and would also like to take this opportunity to wish continued success to the Hermitage FC Ladies team.

Ennis Trad Festival 10th -14th November 2022

Sunday, 06 November 2022

It's that time of the year again for the Ennis Trad Festival and this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever. It certainly is a great way of venturing out on theses dark wintry evenings to hear the many top class musicians playing on the session trail around the town. As always there is a huge array of events from CD launches, master classes in fiddle, accordion, concertina, flute, sean nos dancing and singing, Teen Trad disco, Trad quiz and of course the pub session trail. Once again Moroney's will be playing host to many live gigs, kicking off with our weekly Trad gig on Friday evening but at the earlier time of 6.30pm.

Maurice and Tomas Walsh have put together a great line up over the weekend at Moroney's which includes three sessions on Saturday alone. The following is the list of trad sessions at Moroney's for the Trad Festival :

Fri 10th November 6:30pm : Dave Sanders, Conor O Loughlin, Brian Mooney, Colm Healy & Eric Healy

Sat 11th November 1.00pm : Meave Mulligan, Andrew Henry & Tadhg Breathnach

Sat 11th November 5.30pm : Rebecca Collins, Vincent Fogarty & Aisling Lyons

Sat 11th November 9.30pm : Kate Moloney, Cathy Potter, Aoife Lynch & Damien Werner

Sun 12th November 6.00pm : Tommy Fanning, Caleb Moloney & Liam Clancy

Sun 12th November 8.00pm : Doireann Ni Ghlacain, Brian O'Loughlin & friends

This is a great opportunity to hear some excellent musicians and enjoy a feast of top class music. Best wishes and continued success to the Ennis Trad Festival and committee from all at Moroney's

Remembering Brian Thompson

Saturday, 20 August 2022

It was with a deep sense of sadness on Wednesday last that we heard of the passing of our dear friend Brian Thompson one of the great characters of Ennis. Brian was one of life's true gentlemen who would walk up The Market , give a wave and smile and say " How are things Gerry ? " Now it didn't matter that Gerry wasn't my christian name but for the last 18 years that was what I went by to Brian. He was always impeccably dressed, had a great sense of humour and as a Leeds fan I had to endure many a slagging about his beloved Man United heroes.

We will miss you Brian from the streets of Ennis as you brightened up all our lives. Sincere sympathy to the Thompson family on the death of Brian. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Welcome To The Kearney's

Saturday, 13 August 2022

On Wednesday evening last we bided a Cead Mile Failte to the Kearney family who are home on holidays from Kansas City and visiting their relatives in Ennis to Moroney's Bar. There is a great bond of friendship between the Moroney's & Kearney families as both hail from The Market. The original home of the Kearney's is now incorporated in the Post Office next to Willie McCannon's drapery shop and this extended to the corner of Curtain's Lane opposite Kelly's Butchers . Townies of a certain vintage may remember Peggy Kearney having a sweet shop there while later working in Currans Bakery (run by Michael Cremmin's) in Abbey Street and O Connor's Bakery in Parnell Street. Indeed, Peggy was instrumental in founding the Ennis Old Folks Club which had its initial headquarters in the Community Centre in Chapel Lane.

Bob and John Kearney immigrated to the States in the 50's but never lost touch with their home town. My late dad Gerry used write to them on a regular basis with news from town and when they came home to visit their brothers Paddy and Tommy and sister Peggy it was down to the bar to meet & reminisce with all their old friends . We hope the Kearney family enjoyed their time in Moroney's perusing the old photos . meeting the locals and remembering those gone before us but never forgotten.

Gerry Moroney


Gerry Moroney


You can find Moroney's Bar at 9 Lower Market Street, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 HA89, Ireland. Take a look at the map below!

Map of Ennis showing location of Moroney's Bar