An Seanachai


  • Still a great memory‏

  • Tim Magnuson (
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    Sent:10 October 2013 21:04:45
    my wife and i were in Ireland in June. We stayed at the Seaview BNB, and they recommended you for dinner. Just wanted to let you know that we still talk very fondly of our visit. Dinner was great, along with the staff. I had the Guinness beef and my wife had a chicken dish. We would come back for dinner tomorrow, if we didn't live just outside Chicago.
    A great meal, friendly staff, and a wonderful building, full of atmosphere and history... Truly a very happy memory of our time in Eire.
    Just wanted to say thanks for it all...

                  Tim Magnuson
              G.V.# 608-588-6009

    Nat Soul raised the rafters in Seanachaí for Helvick Lifeboat

    Press release                                                                    August 15, 2013

    Nat Soul raised the rafters in Seanachaí for Helvick Lifeboat

    Nat Soul Band raised the rafters in An Seanachaí on Wednesday night (August 14th) in aid of the Helvick Lifeboat.

    This five piece Italian soul band had them dancing on the flagstones in the well known old world thatched pub and restaurant located in Pulla just outside Dungarvan on the Cork road, run by Mags and Johnny Hurley.

    There was a very nice crowd in attendance for this fantastic evening of blues, soul and BBQ supper with an Italian twist.  Indeed Mags and Johnny and their team pulled out all the stops.  “We are delighted to host this fantastic evening for the RNLI Helvick Lifeboat” says Johnny as he presented an impressive donation to Josephine Harty and members of the RNLI Fundraising Committee.


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    Nat Soul Band in An Seanachaí Bar & Restaurant for Helvick Lifeboat

    Clockwise from back left: Marco Crispi, Natascia Spatari, Mags Hurley, Joan Clancy, Martin Landers, Johnny Hurley, Liam and Josephine Harty, Guido Bosticco, Riccardo Bonomi, Maurizio Meo Calvi, Terence Morrissey.



    Joan Clancy 
    Hon Press Sec., RNLI Dungarvan & Helvick Fundraising Committee  Mweelahorna, Ring, Dungarvan, Co Waterford                                                          (058) 46205                                                                                                             086 813 4597                                                                          


    Seanachai on Tour

    Seanachai on tour to the Tramore races, Friday 16th August. Depart at 3.30pm
    All welcome contact Johnnie or Mags to book your place on the bus

    Italian Soul At An Seanachaí

    RNLI fundraiser Wednesday 14th August 2013, all proceeds to the RNLI. BBQ with an Italian Twist, come along and enjoy the music. Italian Soul music NAT SOUL BAND - not to be missed kick off 9pm.

    Jazz on a Sunday afternoon

    Come along to the jazz on this Sunday 23rd June - Forever Young jazz band playing at An Seanachai, all welcome young & old - jazz up your Sunday afternoon.

    Storytelling continues

    This Saturday 22nd June we have another storytelling night. Great fun and music and talent are the order of the night. So if you have nothing better to do stop off at An Seanachai and enjoy the night. Make an evening of it and come for dinner also.

    Weekend Specials At An Seanachai



    Seanachaí Seafood Chowder
    served with homemade bread
    Homemade Soup of the day
    Served with homemade bread
    Warm Chicken Salad
    Sweet Chilli Roasted peppers
    Wild Mushroom Crostini,
    Wild mushrooms in white wine cream
    Smoked Salmon Salad
    Mixed lettuce leaves and marie rose

    Panfried Sirloin Steak
    Mushroom and onions, pepper sauce or garlic butter.
    Seanachaí Steak Sandwich,
    5 oz steak, on a crispy ciabatta, mushrooms and onions.

    Main Courses
    Roast Chicken Supper
    Supreme of Chicken and gammon ham with bread stuffing and home made gravy – potatoes & begetables
    Roast Of The Day
    Fresh Roast of the day served with potatoes and vegetables & Homemade Gravy
    Seanachaí Comeragh Irish Stew
    Traditional lamb stew, pearl barley, seasonal vegetables.
    Beef and Guinness Casserole
    Slow cooked pieces of beef braised in Guinness
    Chicken Curry with Rice
    Fish Dishes
    Baked salmon with a Dill Cream sauce
    Served with potatoes and Vegetables
    Deep Fried Fish & Chips
     Golden Fried Fish in a beer batter, tartare Sauce
    Selection of Homemade desserts


    Saturday night at An Seanachai

    Great night at An Seanachaí Saturday last with piper David Power and a whole lot more talent present. Will let the pictures tell the story

    Storytelling Night for the month of May

    Storytelling continues at An Seanachai this Saturday night, pop up and join in. Great music & great song with a few sceals thrown in. Kick off at 9.30pm.

    Make a night of it and book in for dinner call 05846755.

    All Ireland Piper Caoimhin O Fearghail

    Great Storytelling session at An Seanachai  Saturday 11th May. TG4 Young Musician of the year piper Caoimhin O Fearghaill entertained as did numerous other very talented singers and musicians. Joe of course continued with his unusual song both through english and Irish. Storytelling continues every two weeks throughout the summer watch this space for the next event.

    Chef Wanted

    Qualified experienced chef required for immediate start. Send Cv to or phone 05846755 and ask for Mags

    Storytelling Gathering

    Festival of Food Storytelling Gathering
    Saturday April 13th
    All welcome

    Festival of Food

    Festival of Food Specials
    25 euro for 3 Courses

    Homemade Soup of the Day (anraith glasraí)
    Smoked  Seafood Chowder ‘Seanachaí Style’ (Anraith Eisc)
    Honey Roast Ham Hock & Wholegrain Mustard Sauce (hock liamhás agus anlann mustaird)
    With Ballinacourty Seasonal Vegetables /Local Honey & Mustard
    Seanachai Beef & Guinness Casserole (mairteola agus Guinness casserole)
    Seanachaí Traditional Irish Stew ( Stobhach Gaelach)
    Tender pieces of Comeragh  Lamb cooked with local vegetables potatoes & Pearl Barley
    Seanachai Seafood Pie (Pie Bia Mara)
    Panfried Cod with a Leek & Chive Cream(Trosc Panfried le uachtar Leek &Chive)
    Selection of Homemade Desserts
    Traditional Irish Dishes cooked from Locally Sourced Produce

    Grunters Club

    Inaugural Grunters Club begins tonight at An Seanachai.
    Pigs head - all welcome

    Easter Sunday Homebrew playing at An Seanachai 6pm

    Dont Miss it

    The gathering Storytelling Event

    Storytelling At An seanachaí Supporting the Gathering  

    Storytelling by the Fireplace on the Eve of St Patricks Day. Tell you story through, stories music song or Dance. The stories may be long or short funny or sad, it doesn't matter how you tell it. You can just sit and listen and enjoy or you can participate if you wish. One of the best storytelling venus in West Waterford. Ceol agus Criac , Bia agus Deoch. A night not to be missed be part of the gathering 2013. Storytelling continue every second Saturday night at An Seanachaí

    Storyville @ An Seanachai

    Saturday 9th of February
    Storyville continues at An Seanachai
    All welcome.
    Come along at 9.30 to enjoy a night of storytelling thru the medium of music song and the spoken word. a great nights entertainment and if you have a song to sing, a story to tell or a tune to play do come along and join us.

    Cooney & Crowley

    In Concert At An Seanachai
    Steve Cooney & Jimmy Crowley

    Steve Cooney( )
    Jimmy Crowley  (Jimmy Crowley)

    Old Parish Room €10 cover charge
    Saturday 2nd February 9pm
    Not to be missed

    Jimmy Crowley

    About An Seanachaí Bar & Restaurant

    An Seanachaí Bar & Restaurant has remained unspoilt by the advances of the twenty first century and has remained one of the great traditional Irish pubs and eating houses. An Seanachaí continues a tradition that began way back in the mid 1800's during the famine years.
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