Welcome to Kelehans

Kelehans is your vibrant local pub nestled in Bushypark on the outskirts of Galway city. We welcome everyone, young and young at heart, with a delicious mix of food and drink for all tastes. Whether you’re seeking a cosy pint, traditional tunes and modern favourites, or the perfect venue for weddings to work parties, Kelehans has the perfect atmosphere.


Our bar and restaurant are a beacon for locals and travellers on the busiest route from Galway to scenic Connemara. After a decade we’re back with new energy, ready to create memories with old friends and new. We’re a community hub where music fills the air, laughter rings out, and every visit feels like coming home. Get lost in the rhythm with local bands that set the perfect atmosphere for unwinding and connecting.

Kelehans Bar & Restaurant

Discover Kelehans

Cosy Vibes, Gourmet Flavours, Unforgettable Parties

Cosy Bar

Cosy Bar

Traditional Irish Bar with crafted cocktails to classic pints, we’ve got a refreshing drink for every taste.

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Delicious Food

Delicious Food

Enjoy mouth watering breakfasts, tempting lunches and homemade dinners, served fresh all day.

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Perfect Venue

Perfect Venue

Celebrate any special occasion for parties, group bookings, weddings & everything in between.


The History of Kelehans

A Galway Tradition Since 1902, where the Heart of Bushypark Beats

The history of Kelehans Bar in Galway stretches back to at least 1902. Census records of that year tell us it was run by Mary Anne Kelehan, a widow, and her children a family of publicans. Kelehans pub in Bushypark was a central community hub, the only place for miles to find refreshment and good company, especially on market days.


The Kelehans family was well-respected, known for their generosity towards the villagers in times of need. The pub even housed the only village phone, vital for essential communications.


Over the years, Kelehans has kept its role as a key social gathering place. Discover its legacy and countless stories in the recently published book “Bushypark, Our People – Our Place, A Parish History” by Christy Kelly. This book offers a rich exploration of the area’s history, people, and culture.