1798 was a historic year in Ireland. The year of the United Irishmen, the Wexford rising, the year that saw the French landing in Killala and the year that Johnnie Fox’s Pub was founded, the crafty pub well hidden in the Dublin Mountains becoming a “safe haven”.
Johnnie Fox's Pub was originally a small holding farm, the pub of today holds many aspects of the farm with a dining area named "The Pig House” and also one can still see where the animals were housed in "The Haggart" area with it's small private rooms set off to the sides surrounding the court yard area. In those day’s a person would "arrange" to meet at Johnnie Fox's and sit and talk around the fire, exchange tales and news and current affairs and sip a pint or three in the process. Not much has changed, we are just a little busier now with a few more staff than family members serving our guests, but our principles remain the same… great food, lots to drink and the very best of traditional Irish entertainment.