John Delaney’s, Tullaghought, Co Kilkenny
With its unpolished wooden cornice and elegant serif lettering, John Delaney’s bar looks unassuming – but it’s known throughout County Kilkenny for hosting lively traditional music sessions.
Open for just two days of the week, it has remained largely unchanged for decades.
Lehane’s Garage, Cappoquin, Co Waterford
‘This garage was a pit-stop when I was on my grandmother’s farm in the 1950s and 1960s,’ says Patrick Comerford, who leads the church choir in singing and who grew up near Lehane’s of Cappoquin.
The still-operational family garage opened in 1949. ‘It looks the same half a century later,’ he says.