Shebeen (Irish: síbín): an illicit bar where alcohol is sold illegally

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The authentic Irish pub experience is not easy to define - it’s magical and warm, a cosy haven on a cold winter’s eve. It’s sipping on a pint beside an open fire, deep in conversation with people you like. It’s forgetting the world and escaping to a place where nothing other than the drink in front of you and the people around your table matter. It’s banter and laughs and fun and tears.

Recreate your own piece of magic with The Shebeen

... a little piece of Ireland in your own back yard

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  • "We recently hired The Shebeen for a beer promotion event - it was the star of the show! Journalists and guests loved The Shebeen's quirkiness. It was the perfect bar to serve all our guests from."

    Galway Bay Brewery

  • "We had The Shebeen for our wedding day in May. It was a lovely addition to our day. One of my favourite parts of the day was the time we spent in The Shebeen. Our photographer got some great photos of us all cosying up by the fire and enjoying a few drinks. Huge thanks to Liam & John. We would definitely recommend The Shebeen for any event"

    Fiona & Kevin Barrett - Wedding

  • "Rented The Shebeen for my 30th, John(the owner) had everything ready to go so we had no hassle! It was a truly great way to celebrate with everyone, better than any other bar we have been to! Highly recommend it for any event. We will DEFINITELY be hiring The Shebeen again in the near future!"

    Karen McIntyre - 30th Birthday Party

  • “I hired the Shebeen for the construction show in Tullamore. It was a huge success and drew big crowds to my stand and led to many future sales. John gave a super service.”

    LC Tyres - Tullamore Machinery Show

  • "The Shebeen was such a unique attraction at my friend's 75th birthday party. Guests loved being able to pull their own pint of Guinness and recreate the feeling of being in an old Irish bar for the night. The storytelling and singing went on until the early hours of the morning!"

    John Bateson

  • "Seeing The Shebeen in our back garden at our son's christening party was brilliant! It added so much excitement to the party, made serving drinks so easy and added so much wonder to the day."

    Seamus Burke

Get In Touch

We’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like us to quote for your event, please include the following event details: date, location, time and number of guests attending. Either fill in the form below or drop us an email . We’ll do our best to reply to you within 24 hours.


How many people will The Shebeen hold?

It will seat 12 adults comfortably inside. Both windows fold down allowing drinks to be served through each window, giving extra counter space outside too.

Are there any additional costs when hiring?

The Shebeen can be towed to any destination at an additional cost (travelling time). Send us an email telling us where you want us to be and we will give you our best quote.

What do we get when we rent The Shebeen?

We do not provide food/beverages however we will connect kegs on site and assist where we can. The supply of the alcohol will be provided by a licensed company which the client pays directly. All rentals with The Shebeen comes with 12 pint glasses,12 half pint glasses and a selection of glasses for wine and spirits, ice bucket, bottle opener, spirit measure, knife and chopping board, bar cloths and towels, a deck of cards and everything else you need to run your bar.

Do we need a licence to run The Shebeen?

You don’t need a licence to run The Shebeen providing you don’t charge for the drink you serve.

Does a music system come with The Shebeen?

No bar is complete without music! There is a complete music system in The Shebeen, allowing you to play CDs, connect your iPad or iPhone or to simply listen to that match on the radio.

How long does it take to set up The Shebeen?

It takes approximately an hour to set up The Shebeen. Once we arrive on site, we park at your designated spot, check that everything is in order before we plug it in and set you up for an event to remember.

Can The Shebeen work without power?

The Shebeen needs a power supply to run fridges, coolers, lights and sound system. Ideally the power supply should come from a main power supply like a house, shed or office. If this is a problem, then The Shebeen can be hooked up to a generator.

Contact Details

Irish Address -
Clarenbridge, Co. Galway H91 C56E, Ireland
T: 087 4196564
UK Address -
21 Stoke row road, RG9 5EJ.
T: 07789 648608
USA Address -
32 Walton Street, Attleboro, MA 02703, USA

The Shebeen for your shindig?