The Top of Coom — claimed to be Ireland’s most elevated bar in a sloping territory between Kilgarvan, Co Kerry, and Coolea, Co Cork — has been a highlight of the area for over a century.
It was smoldered to the ground in May 2012, with Tim and Eileen Creedon and their four kids, who lived over the premises, losing every one of their belonging.
“It’s been very tough and it wouldn’t have been possible to rebuild only for the support and generosity of family, friends, and the local community,” said Eileen Creedon, taking a break from pulling pints.”
“We’re beyond being excited at this stage and are delighted to be welcoming back the locals and all our customers who tell us they missed us. The nearest pubs are seven miles away, either side of us.”
The reopening of the pub has been a success for the family and the local community. Notably, the locals who drink there have became an internet sensation with their witty humour and difficult accents. They are very hard to understand, even for an Irish person!
See if you can understand them below: