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O'Sheas wine bar!

  • 23-07-2012 7:44pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 112 ✭✭ mcmurphy995


    Hey there folks anybody remember that joint O'Sheas wine bar down on Eglington street ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 374 ✭✭ dantbyhid


    Yeah, went to a few metal/punk gigs there. Might even have played a gig there. I can't exactly remember where it was but near O'Connors backery I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 452 ✭✭ Stevolende


    yeah was just looking at the building above it which i think was either to let or being worked on as I went by it last week.
    Shame it went, must have closed around the millenium? Was certainly going in '98 when i was coming to town. Used to have a Chinese takeaway/restaurant upstairs.

    & Niall 'Rivers' Hughes had open mic nights down there


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,954 ✭✭✭ thesandeman


    Galways original lap dancing club was there as well.


  • Subscribers Posts: 171 ✭✭ Night Falls


    They did pizza there as well didn't they, or was that a later incarnation? I remember getting a late bottle of wine for take away and the guy working insisting on disguising it in a pizza box, even though it clearly wouldn't have fooled anyone. I'm pretty sure I was in it on nye 2002/2003 (or possibly the year after), so it lasted a bit longer than 2000.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,954 ✭✭✭ thesandeman


    One of the lads running it is now RIP. Another one still goin strong.
    Fairly sure they were out before the Euro so maybe someone else had it if it was a Pizza place.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,825 ✭✭✭ dloob


    I thought it was O'Che's?


  • Registered Users Posts: 374 ✭✭ dantbyhid


    dloob wrote: »
    I thought it was O'Che's?


    It was alright. It was also on St. Francis Street not Eglinton Street.

    Found this...
    http://johnheffernanireland.blogspot.ie/2005/10/john-heffernan.html

    Odd.


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ beeintheknow


    The place that sold the wine in pizza boxes was on St Anthony's place, just off Francis Street.

    It was run by an Asian fellow named Peter, who claimed he was on the run from the Triads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,698 ✭✭✭ BeardySi


    It was O'Che's...

    And joint is a good description, they used to turn a blind eye to folks smoking all sorts of things in there! ;) (I'm led to believe this is why it was closed, but that may be hearsay)....

    Either way, it was a brilliant spot for a late night bottle of wine and a very eclectic selection of music...


  • Registered Users Posts: 112 ✭✭ mcmurphy995


    Hey there guys i posted about this a few weeks back and i still cant find out much about it or even exactly where it is !!
    Any direction on this would be most grateful
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,698 ✭✭✭ BeardySi




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,357 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    Hey there guys i posted about this a few weeks back and i still cant find out much about it or even exactly where it is !!
    Any direction on this would be most grateful
    Thanks

    Are you thinking of re-opening it maybe?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,469 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    OPs second thread merged with OPs first thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 112 ✭✭ mcmurphy995


    Thanks for that i thought that was the spot alright , now how do i find out who owns it ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 112 ✭✭ mcmurphy995


    whos knows what i might get up too but i do have a plan if i could find out who owns it and get in for a look !


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 j.cor21


    I dunno if any of ye will see this it's been so long since this forum was posted on but my aul lad is Tom heffernan, one of the co-managers of O'ches. That bar is all he ever goes on about and for a while I was wondering if it was just one of his elaborate tales coz I couldn't find any record of it . If ANY of ye have stories or photos of the place you could share I'd love to give them to him or let him know. He would go crazy



  • Registered Users Posts: 21 daniel_h


    Went to a couple of metal gigs there. Probably Headrush and Shallow Season... Not sure if there any photos taken though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 452 ✭✭ Stevolende


    I know Niall Rivers was down there a lot. Was he helping organise?

    It was one place I hit a lot in 98 too.

    Interesting bohemian vibe like.



  • Registered Users Posts: 801 ✭✭✭ Paddico


    Went myself a good few times but cant for the life of me remember where it was.

    Note, I too had a few funny smokes in there as it was very relaxed about that. Maybe that's why the memory's gone



  • Registered Users Posts: 452 ✭✭ Stevolende


    It was the basement of an I think Italian restaurant or certainly the basement below a restaurant on Frances street so almost opposite the church there. I think the premises upstairs is stil a restaurant but is it Chinese now?



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