Geary’s Bar, known locally as Gough’s, has been in continuous family ownership for over 200 years. The centuries old brick-work and oak beams are still evident and any additions over the years have been carefully blended with the original.
Daniel O’ Connell (The Liberator) addressed a huge public meeting in support of Catholic Emancipation from the bars third story window in the early 19th Century.
The bar is decorated with memorabilia of many important events in the history of Ireland and Charleville. In particular, there is a glass case containing the effects of Michael Geary, who was the local Commander of the Irish Forces during the War of Independence, 1918-1922.