Henry's Bar & Restaurant is situated right under "Bare Benbulben's Head"- W.B Yeats and surrounded by numerous tourist attractions within a 15 minute radius - Lissadell House, Raughly Harbour, Spanish Armada, Creevykeel Tombs, Glencar Waterfall, Mullaghmore and many more.
We're a close-knit team who love hospitality and are delighted to serve you award-winning fresh locally sourced food seven days a week right at the heart of The Wild Atlantic Way.
Missy's Tatch Pub was closed in 1978 when the owners built a new bar and singing lounge on a green field site next door. Works had commenced on the new place in 1977 and opened as the Cashel Lounge in May 1978 with very busy weekends dancing to local live bands.
The Costello family ran the Cashel Lounge until 1994 when they decided to retire. They sold it to Joe Scanlon who was from Co. Clare, who worked as a Head Chef in Embassy Rooms in Sligo City. Joe took on the task of changing it from a bar and signing lounge to a bar and restaurant called Dartry House.
Joe did a wonderful job in creating a restaurant business from zero and ran it very successfully until he sold it unto a local family in 2000 who also ran it for 2 years more. The present owners who bought it in 2002 did some cosmetic changes (stone cladding to the front) and leased it to an Indian family who ran it as a Monsoon Valley Indian restaurant until Christmas 2007.
In January 2008, work commenced on a total refurbishment which increased the floor area by 50% and opened on 29th of May 2008. That was the weekend 'Henrys was born'.
Henry's Bar & Restaurant lies beneath' Bare Benbulben's Head' and the Cashel lookout point where Cashelgarron derives its name from.
The "Carvery Queen" is how the staff at Henry's affectionately know Eilís.
She has been in Henry's since 2008 - and was there on the first day it opened its doors so it's no wonder most people know Eilís's welcoming hospitality.
"Opening day was great; it was a huge success - and the opening night party was even better. I've built up a relationship with a lot of customers since then and at this stage I know all the regulars by name" says Eilís, who lives in Caltra Heights. "I love having a chat and getting to know people who come into us; that's definitely one of the attractions of working here".
For Eilís, the customer is always right and she says that she loves to make sure they get a warm welcome. "We want to create a nice atmosphere from the moment people walk through the door. Also, if someone wants something that's not on the menu, we will do our best to get if for them. If it's possible, we will do it".
In her spare time, Eilís is big into her fitness and loves walking and running and goes to Sásta fitness in Sligo twice a week. She has three grown-up children and also likes to spend as much time as possible with her only grandchild, two-year-old Tori.
If you are a parent and a regular visitor to Henry's, then you'll know Martina.
Martina prides herself on taking care of Henry's younger visitors and always welcomes them with a smile - and a kind word.
"When families come in, I like to make a fuss of the children. I know that if the children are happy, then the parents are" says Martina. "Families instantly relax when they feel that they are in a place where the children are welcome and I love to make sure they know they are welcome here".
Living in Grange, Martina has been part of Henry's team for four years.
In her spare time, Martina is kept busy with her own children: Sarah (13) and Emma (10) and loves reading but, for visitors to the area, she recommends the mountain walks, horse riding in the nearby stables and the children's playground in Grange.
Matty might be a teetotaller but that doesn't stop him from pulling pints behind the bar at Henry's. Originally a builder, Matty bought the bar and restaurant in 2002 and leased it out until he took over the running of Henry's himself in October 2010.
"I had only ever worked in property so it was a learning experience", says Matty, who is from up the road in Ballintrillick.
Matty is passionate about Henry's and the locality in which it is situated. He loves telling customers about all there is to do in the area - from the walks and trails across Benbulben to visiting Lissadell or Yeats' grave in Drumcliffe. And, of course, after the site-seeing is over, a visit to Henry's for a great meal is always recommended.
Anna has extensive experience working in the hotel and hospitality areas. She has worked at Henry's since 2014 where she currently holds the role of supervisor.
She came to Henry's after spending periods living and working in Poland and the United States and as far away as Australia.
Since moving to Ireland, Anna has taken to life in Sligo and the North West in general and she loves all of the amenities that this rugged, beautiful region offers. "I really enjoy Sligo and in particular the outdoors", says Anna.
"I love the ocean and really like going out to Streedagh Beach for the walks and sea breeze. The people here are really lovely and working in Henry's feels like being part of a family. I definitely feel at home here!"
She joined Henry's as Operations Manager last year and gets involved in everything from accounting to marketing to general management.
As an accomplished photographer, Klaudia has a keen interest in the local sites of the Donegal Bay.
"There is absolutely loads to do around here: there is Benbulben right behind us, the Gleniff Horseshoe, Yeats' grave, Lissadell House, Mullaghmore and even down to Bundoran".
As well as photographing scenery, Klaudia takes portrait shots of families and children so spends most of her time outside of work taking pictures.
"I love working here as all the staff really get on well together. We like each other so that creates a nice, pleasant atmosphere that the customers can pick up on".
One of the things she loves about Henry's is its shuttle bus service. "It's just brilliant for groups and bigger parties. We can collect and then drop them back afterwards; it works really well, especially for party groups".