Kildare’s famous ‘Sinking Pub’ has punters feeling tipsy after a bottle of orange.
The iconic pub ‘Roches of Derry’ has lopsided floors and a fiendishly tilting bar
In fact, there is hardly a level surface in the entire pub. It means even non-drinkers feel slightly woozy as they make their way back to their table.
The pub dates back to the 1800s and was built close to Derryvarogue bog at Donadea and the pub has been gradually sinking for more than a century — an Irish version of Pisa’s Leaning Tower.
The current owner is Eugene Spellman, along with a business partner.
Eugene is a nephew of Louis Fitzgerald, and learned his trade in the famous An Poitín Still in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin and is best known locally as a manager at The Roost Bar in Maynooth,
The pub continues to attract locals, US and European tourists, and visitors to nearby Donadea Forest Park.
The entire American Ryder Cup team enjoyed pints at the pub in the run-up to tournament at the K-Club in 2006.
It is also the venue for the renowned annual mid-summer turf-cutters ball each June.
- Getting There:
- Private Car Park
- On-Street Parking
- Smoking Area
- Beer Garden
- Open Fire
License Type: Regular License
- Old World