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The Blackthorn Spring 2023


We, at The Blackthorn are delighted to offer more great fun and entertainment as we begin the run to Summer.

AGGIES KITCHEN  is now open for bookings , with breakfast & dinner available. Now Open Fridays 9am - 4pm, Saturdays 9am - 9pm, Sundays 9am - 6pm and Mondays from 9am till 6pm serving the tasty home cooked breakfast, brunch and lunch with a delicious barista coffee. We are delighted to be working with Tullamore meats to provide high quality meals locally sourced using the freshest ingredients.

Now also taking bookings for all parties and nights out, for more info check out our party page.


We really appreciate your continued support and are looking forward to Summer 2023 & providing more great entertainment at your favourite local venue. Thank you to all customers for your continued support.

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Aggies Kitchen now open

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Since opening our doors again in late July 2021 we have had a tremendous response from customers. We would like to sincerely thank everyone so far for your kindness and generosity. Over the next couple of months we aim to extend our services and increase the options available to you. 

Aggies kitchen has been a great success and at the moment everything is running very well, this will increase over the next few weeks and become more readily available.

"A family run business that spans a period of over 25 years. The Blackthorn is our third child that embodies friendship, high quality service accompanied by a really welcoming atmosphere. Aggie and I started out on our journey in the late 90’s and together we have witnessed many changes over time, from the smoking ban, a roaring Celtic Tiger, and a lengthy recession – all of which we navigated our way through in order to keep our doors open and the lights on. I don’t think anybody could have predicted what 2020 could bring.


When we closed our doors on March 15th, something inside me knew this was not going to be plain sailing; then again we have been faced with many trials and tribulations over the years so instead of dwelling on the sadness it brought, we have focused on re establishing ourselves in the hospitality market and have completed a total refurbishment of the premises.

This has been a risk indeed but we feel our customers deserve only the highest quality of comfort and quality and hope that our risks will be rewarded when we begin to welcome our customers back very shortly. We may have changed certain aspects of the building but our warm and welcoming atmosphere will be a constant, and will look forward to seeing you at The Balckthorn with strict adherence to public health guidelines without sacrificing service."

Brendan Darcy,

July 2021


Offering our new online order service , with breakfast , dinner and supper on order. With full online menu. Check out our latest deals and offers. Fresh food served all day.

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The New Blackthorn

What have we done...??

- We have installed brand new taps in our bar and lounge - enriching the quality and tastes of our beers and lagers. Greater selection of drinks available -

 New drinks (wine menu) + draft beer , lagers + cider new taps.

- We have installed 4 new TV's in strategic locations to enhance your comfort and viewing of all major sporting events. These are multi  watch specifically for sports multi-watch etc

- We have increased the size of our dance floor for all our party animals and dancers.

- We have created some new enhanced areas of space which our customers should find very appealing.

- We have totally upgraded our lighting system  (ie disco lights , ambient lights , bar lights etc) , Full smart lighting system (pub interactive with tv)

+ electricity infrastructure, communication cables, systems which will enhance our sound capabilities - also full plumbing refurbishment. 

- Reupholstered/redesigned lounge and bar furniture

- State of the art coffee barista coffee machine

- Upgrade toilets + bathroom facilities


- Expanded outdoor heated seating area .

Click on video below to see our new bar & Lounge

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We want to extend a warm welcome to all of you to our website, we hope you find it helpful. It has been a long ambition of ours to extend our range. We are so grateful to have reopened our doors, and are looking forward to continuing our dedication to you our customer.

The Blackthorn is a family run business located in Daingean Co Offaly, offering a wide variety of services and amenities. Music , dance, great entertainment, food and drink all at your fingertips. We are enjoying welcoming our customers back inside our newly refurbished premises and will continue to provide you with great craic , entertainment, food and drink.

Whats on?
Enjoy Our Snacks
Celebrate With Us
Windown Weekend
Wind down Weekend 
with Martin 

Between 9pm-11am
Every Monday

Click below to find out whats on at the weekend - Sport on TV, Live Music is back.

Sample our brand new cuisine whether its breakfast you need to set you up for the day, or its a good steak or some carrots and parsnips. We can satisfy your tastebud and look forward to treating you.

Book your function or party with us and enjoy your celebration with a few drinks a good friends. Enjoy the atmosphere of The Blackthorn, let your hair down and your worries be over.

Join our very own Martin Goulding  on Monday nights from 9-11 for the very best of live entertainment.  Always an entertaining night with plenty of hits and dance.


Our very own DJ Darcy 

Beating the tunes Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Martin Goulding

- Live Music
- In House DJ
- Live Sport
- Hot Food
- Great Atmosphere

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