Limerick GAA star buys well-known county pub

Donal O’Regan


Donal O’Regan


The 41 Bar in Kilmallock has been purchased by Mike Houlihan

The 41 Bar in Kilmallock has been purchased by Mike Houlihan

ALL-STAR Limerick hurler Mike Houlihan has purchased the 41 Bar in Kilmallock.

The retired intercounty hurler who rose to national prominence with Limerick and his local side Kilmallock during the 1990s is understood to have struck a deal on the well-known premises in recent weeks.

The pub, which is located on Lord Edward Street in the town, has been closed for a number of months.

It is not known if Mike Houlihan’s Bar on Sarsfield Street will continue as a licensed premises, be sold or turned into another venture.

When contacted by the Limerick Leader this week the former star midfielder for club and county confirmed the purchase of the 41 Bar but declined to comment further at this time.

The double All-Star recipient who earned the moniker, Iron Mike, due to his toughness on the pitch, played in both the 1994 and 1996 All-Ireland senior hurling finals in Croke Park.

The 41 Bar is one of the longest established pubs in the town of Kilmallock. Local people have always had a great affiliation to the 41 Bar with many family members going to the watering hole for a beverage when they travel home from abroad for a special occasion.