Local hostelry features in top 20 list of best Irish pubs

JJ Hough’s pub in Banagher.

JJ Hough’s pub in Banagher features in Lonely Planet’s new list naming 20 of the best pubs in Ireland for pints, music and the time of your life.

According to the travel website, the Offaly pub is known for being a great stopping off point for boating on the River Shannon.

“Tucked amongst thriving vines with a soothing dark interior, JJ Houghs in Banagher is a 250-year-old pub long celebrated for its charm and the warm welcome of its owner.