Bessie's Bar rekindles the heartbeat of Kilcummin Peninsula - Visit North Mayo

Last Friday, the 8th of December, marked a momentous occasion in the Kilcummin Peninsula. Bessie’s Bar swung its doors open once again, welcoming patrons with open arms and a renewed spirit. The cherished establishment, often referred to as the heartbeat of the community, has been given a new lease on life, thanks to the dedication of Nollag, Michael, and their newest addition, baby Anna.

The revival of a beloved local landmark

Nollag, the proud proprietor, was captured in a heart warming moment, pulling the first pint of Guinness in years at the historic premises. The image captured the essence of the joyous occasion, symbolising the revival of a beloved local landmark.

Proprietor Nollag pulls the first pint at the newly reopened Bessie’s Bar in Kilcummin 📸 by Angela Kelly – Wildatlanticimagesaok

The reopening ceremony was graced by a beautiful blessing delivered by Father Harrison, setting the tone for a new era at Bessie’s Bar. The atmosphere was filled with excitement, gratitude, as well as a sense of community as friends, family, and loyal patrons gathered to celebrate this significant milestone.

Father Harrison bestows a heartfelt blessing upon Bessie’s Bar 📸 by Angela Kelly – WildAtlanticimagesaok

Mairéad Melody-Carr, Manager of Mayo North Tourism, shared her warm wishes with the Bessie’s Bar team: “It’s truly delightful to witness the rejuvenation of places like Bessie’s Bar. This will be a destination where both locals and tourists can truly experience a heartfelt Cead Mile Failte while exploring the beauty of Kilcummin and North Mayo.

Scenic backdrop for Bessie’s Bar

Embraced by beauty: Bessie’s Bar boasts a captivating location on the Kilcummin Peninsula 📸 by Brendan Boyd

The renovation efforts have seamlessly blended modern amenities with the timeless charm that has made Bessie’s Bar a staple in the community for generations. This space is poised to once again be the go-to destination. It is perfect for locals and visitors seeking a welcoming environment, good company, and, of course, expertly poured pints.

Nollag extends her heartfelt appreciation to the Kilcummin community for their unwavering support throughout the reopening process. She looks forward to creating a new chapter in the rich history of Bessie’s Bar, a place that holds a special spot in the hearts of many.

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