The Market Inn began its life as a farmers’ pub back in the days of spirit grocers, but the present family, the Regans, have been keeping the fun going for more than half a century. Run by the present owner's father – Brendan Regan from 1947, his son Maurice Regan has been at the pumps since 1987.
In the past twenty years a number of refurbishments have taken place, with the latest re-fit completed in June 2007. Good news often travels by word-of-mouth and apparently the word about the Market Inn has travelled as far as Boston – two members of the Kennedy family are known to have had a drink or two at the bar.
The Market Inn has always been identified with the sporting life of the community, and there is a flourishing golf society based in the Market Inn. “Don’t worry about being conscripted into any of these energetic activities if you call in for refreshments and directions. I never do” – says Owen Kelly (local journalist and broadcaster). I just go for the craic. The Market Inn has an ordained role in the scheme of things as a forum for the discussion of the great questions of the day, such as the price of turkeys or where flies go in the wintertime.