McDonaghs, Thatch Bar

McDonaghs, Thatch Bar



An Irishman can handle a pint or two,
So let the barkeeps know his limits.
Then the words they begin to flow,
A torrent like the river Shannon.
We begin to lament the memories,
Of many loves holding us close.
A lass to turn the eyes of the lads,
Yet I would be her chosen love.
So it was we were to be as one,
A plan so ordained by God Himself.
Eyes of blue and red hair flaming,
Tempered by a sweet heart of gold.
So not a moment of life may pass,
As my heart is not held by my lass.
For there is only one love per life,
And having found my one is sure.
So we shall kiss and hug together,
As sunsets come and go in this life.
I lament not the life of another,
For all I need has filled my soul.
A fire in my thatched roofed cottage,
With a pipe in my hand I thank Him.
What has given my heart fulfillment,
And all my dreams now completed.
So years may take off a step or two,
Yet the kisses are never sweeter.
So it is the years pass before us,
A love given by the Lord Himself.
Aye but it’s good to be a man,
Who is born of the Irish soil.
So soon we will walk the streets,
Of God’s promise so long ago.
Holding the hand of my chosen love,
Sharing together our eternal life.

T. Michal Daly

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Operating as usual


Jameson Irish Whiskey

Happy St Patricks Day to all our customers, this video says it all - a year of madness but we will raise a glass together again 🍺☘️☘️

Here’s to Locals, near and far. For twelve months, we’ve missed you. But we’ll be right there beside you, behind the bar, when the time is right. Until then, sláinte #JoinInWhereverYouAre


Unfortunately, Christmas pints in The Thatch isn't going to happen this year. 😢😢
As you all know we are a Traditional Pub that doesn't serve food and must remain closed this Christmas in accordance with Government restrictions.
We would like to wish the very best of luck to all our neighbouring businesses reopening this week especially our friends in the hospitality trade.
Thanks to everyone for your messages of support over the last 9 months, it really means a lot.
Looking forward to getting back to some sort of normal in 2021 so until then stay safe, look after yourselves and have a great Christmas and New Year.

[10/06/20]   LAST ORDERS......
We are absolutely gutted to be writing this post. 190 days closed 15 days open and now here we go again closing the doors of The Thatch once more tonight.
We have put in a real and genuine effort to make The Thatch a safe environment for our staff and customers and will do so again when we reopen.
I want to thank our fantastic team of staff who have worked tirelessly over the past 2 weeks implementing the protocols and procedures to make The Thatch a safe place for everyone to enjoy.
Thanks to all of you our customers who have come through the door and supported us since reopening.
Fingers crossed its only a 3 week shut down so stay safe everyone and see you all again soon.



Thank you to everyone who has supported us this week. It’s great to be back open again.

We are delighted to tell you all that we have received the Fáilte Ireland Safety Charter.

Ensuring we have adopted the best COVID-19 practices in safety and cleaning standards in the hospitality industry, in addition to our own policies and procedures.

All our staff have also completed COVID-19 training courses.

[09/18/20]   The wait is FINALLY over, The Thatch will reopen on Monday 21st September at 4pm 🍾🍺🍹

Rest assured we are implementing all the relevant Government guidelines for the safety of our customers and all the team and have been awarded the Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter.

We have been busy behind the scenes and the place will look a bit different to before.

We are very restricted in the number of people we can seat in the bar and lounge but have lots of seating in the Beer Garden. We hope you will be patient with us as we implement these new ways of doing business.

Our new opening hours are Monday to Thursday 4 – 11.30 and Friday to Sunday 2 – 11.30

We will operate on a walk in basis only

Thank you to everyone for all your lovely messages and well wishes since March, we are so looking forward to seeing you all back in The Thatch.


Well folks it was not the news we were expecting this evening, looks like it will be another 3 weeks before we can open our doors. Until then we will all have to do our bit to stop the spread of this virus and to stop the numbers going up. Stay safe everyone and we will see you on August 10th.

[07/08/20]   Full and Part Time bar staff required
Experience essential
Phone Aidan 087 2666751 or send email.


Just letting you all know that we will be reopening for business on July 20th in accordance with Government guidelines.
In the meantime we would like to wish the best of luck to all businesses in the village that are reopening on Monday. Stay safe and see ye all in a few weeks time, Aidan and the team

[06/14/20]   Good luck in your challenge Colm for very worthy causes from Aidan and crew


Missing you all on this fabulous Bank Holiday weekend hopefully the good times will come again soon, until then stay safe, cheers Aidan & crew 🍺🍷🍾

Sun is shining....fancy a pint or a G&T after the races☀️🍹🍺

[03/14/20]   Due to the current situation with COVID-19 it is with great regret but for understandable reasons we have decided to close The Thatch from 6 o'clock tomorrow 15th March until further notice. We believe it is the correct decision to close in the interest of the health and well being of all our customers, our staff, our families, and our local community. Please take care everyone and see ye all again when we re-open. We will all get through this, Aidan


Seasons Greetings - €1000 worth of vouchers to be won over Christmas draw will take place on December 21st. Happy Christmas to all our customers and looking forward to seeing you over the festive period 🍾🍻🍷


The Hitmen

What a week - thanks to the Hitmen for entertaining us every night and to everyone who came for the fun

Some craic during raceweek in McDonaghs, Thatch Bar Oranmore. We had a great week.. The crowds were savage every night..The weather held up lovely too 😉 Thanks to Aidan, Hugh and all the gang for looking after us.. 🍻🍻🎸🎸


More of the same tonight folks


Sun is shining....fancy a pint or a G&T after the races☀️🍹🍺


Our Beer Garden is ready to rock......Live Music tonight followed by DJ till 2am, see you all later 🍺🍷🍸


Best of luck to Aoife Burke representing The Thatch Bar in the Galway Rose selection tomorrow night in The Clayton Hotel 🌹🥳


Oranmore Arts Festival

We had a very successful Program Launch at McDonaghs, Thatch Bar last night. Thank you to everyone who came out to chat and find out more about this year's Arts Festival. Our Eventbrite link is live for you to have a look and to book your tickets for the great events that we are hosting. Check out for more information.
A big thank you to Aidan and the great team at McDonaghs, Thatch Bar for hosting the evening and also to J&C Kenny Wines & Spirits for the wine and also Tesco Oranmore for the snacks.
We look forward to seeing you at some of the events. There is something for everyone, from young to those who are young at heart. What are you looking forward to going to and who will you bring?

#oranmore #galway #galway2020 #wildatlanticway #oranmoreartsfestival Bridge that Gap

[02/10/19]   Best of luck to Oranmore/Maree in the All Ireland Intermediate Hurling Final in Croke Park today - For anyone who can't make it to Croke Park the match will be shown in the Thatch - GOOD LUCK LADS


Rugby season is back and we are delighted to continue our partnership with Connacht Rugby by sponsoring player Gavin Thornbury for the upcoming season - Gavin is Dublin born and joined Connacht in the Summer of 2017, he was selected as part of Joe Schmidt's latest irish training squad in the summer of 2018 and has a very promising career ahead. We wish Gavin and all the team the very best for the match this afternoon and the season ahead. All Pro14 matches will be shown live at The Thatch throughout the season.


Wishing the very best of luck to Niall, Gearoid and all the Galway Senior Hurlers this Sunday. Gaillimh Abú!

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Ready for another weekend of fabulous sunshine in our new Beer Garden ☀️🍺🍾

[06/25/18]   We are currently hiring Full & Part-Time Bar Staff email C.V. to [email protected] or drop in to the bar


Check out our new Beer Garden in this fabulous sunshine 🍺🍹☀️

[06/22/18]   Enjoy the sunshine in our brand new Beer Garden opening this evening 🍾🍺🍹


Best of Luck to the Intermediate Footballers in the first round of the Championship against Williamstown in Barnaderg on Sunday 20th May at 1 o'clock


Ireland have won the Grand Slam! What a game
Happy St Patrick’s Day! 🇮🇪️ 🏉


We would like to wish everyone a Happy St.Patricks Day☘️ we will be showing the Rugby from 2.45 and Cuchulainn trad band will be live in the Marquee from 4.30 - have a great day


Stay safe out there ❄️

[10/25/17]   Meet our All Ireland Winning Heroes with The McCarthy Cup on their tour of the village this Saturday 28th at 7pm in The Thatch

[09/22/17]   Jobs - we are now hiring for Full and Part time bar positions - email CV to: [email protected], phone 794111 for details or just drop in.

[08/10/17]   Tonights table quiz has been postponed - apologies for the short notice

[08/09/17]   Unfortunately the Oranmore-Maree Club barbecue that was scheduled to be on this Saturday 12th has been postponed until further notice. 05/08/2017

Galway races 2017 with Lady and the Tramps

The Lady and the Tramps live on stage tonight at 1015pm - late bar till 2am - check out their video below Thursday and Saturday August 3rd and 5th live from the thatch oranmore.

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Main Street, Oranmore

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 23:30
Tuesday 16:00 - 23:30
Wednesday 16:00 - 23:30
Thursday 16:00 - 23:30
Friday 14:00 - 23:30
Saturday 14:00 - 23:30
Sunday 14:00 - 23:30
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