MOTHER McHUGHS is an endearing old country pub in the tiny Copper Coast village of Fenor, County Waterford, Ireland — a place where people are friendly and life is laid back.

Fionnúir: Fáilte agus Sláinte

Situated three miles from the seaside town of Tramore, it’s a well-known landmark on the coast road to Dungarvan, close to the Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark and other natural beauty spots.

Though Mother McHughs has been in the bar business (under different owners) for over 150 years, the pub has been run by the O’Mahony family for the past six decades.

Cosy in character and atmosphere, with unconsciously charming fittings and open fires, it’s a picture-postcard spot where leisure is the optimum word.

Regulars stroll through the door for a chat and a drink, while curious passers-by routinely pop in on day-trips or holidays; greeted as if they were locals who’d never been away.

“What a gem! Traditional, welcoming, warm, spotless, decorated with relics from the past, like an old lantern and ancient books, Mother McHughs has a history stretching back to the 1800s.”

Jean Tubridy, writer. See McHughs Reviews

A People Pub

Fisherman’s Friend: Click image for Pa O’Grady interview by Gary Burns
Pub scene from Jameson Irish Whiskey advert part-filmed in Fenor, 2015; watch below.