Some 30 minutes drive from Cork City, in the yacht-filled harbour of Crosshaven, Cronin’s mixes history and heritage with award-winning seafood.
Hi, we are Sean, Thecla, Denis and Joleen and we run Cronin’s, our family owned traditional Irish pub.
The history of Cronin’s Pub goes back to when Sean’s parent’s Jo and Denny bought the former Kennefick’s Hotel in 1970. It actually opened as a hotel by the Kenneifck family in 1892!.
Jo and Denny ran it as a popular bar in Cork’s favourite holiday destination of the time, ‘Crosser by the sea’. Sean met a Dutch lady, Thecla, who came to Ireland after finishing art college. They later married and had two children; Joleen and Denis. Thecla brought lots of ideas, enthusiasm and with her love of cooking, made Cronin’s known as a great lunchtime destination with lots of local seafood treats including chowder, mussels and oysters.