Press Centre

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Business Overview:

O'Mahony's of Watergrasshill is a family-run country pub and food venue in North Cork; the venue is only 10 minutes from the Dunkettle Interchange, near Cork City.

Re-opened in 2016 by Máire O’Mahony and her partner Victor Murphy, with a focus on great local food; their focus is to serve great beer, wine, coffee and food that they enjoy making and sharing.

They pride themselves on using fresh, local and seasonal Irish produce all directed in the kitchen by head chef David Deveraux.

The Team

Máire O’Mahony has an MA in fine art from the Crawford College of Art and Design and a BA in Fine Art from NCAD. Máire cut her teeth in the events industry as a volunteer with many arts festivals.

A Watergrasshill native, Máire grew up in the pub and during her college years worked in hospitality in Ireland, France, Brussels and San Francisco. She is proud to be the fourth generation landlady of O’Mahony’s of Watergrasshill.

Victor Murphy has 30 years experience in hospitality in Cork including bars restaurants and nightclubs. His most recent venture was House café at Cork opera house which was a McKenna’s Guide award-winning café and catering business in the foyer of Cork Opera house.

Chef David Devereaux recently joined the team he has worked in a wealth of fine eateries both here and abroad.

Weddings and Events Info:

Oozing modern rustic vibes with a gastropub, outdoor courtyard and converted barn event space, O’Mahony’s of Watergrasshill is a newbie (only two-years-old) on the alternative wedding circuit.  
In 2018 O'Mahony's hosted a handful of boutique weddings; each unique and beautifully reflecting the individual personalities of the wedding couples.

A laid-back early summer wedding oozed music festival vibes due to the wedding couples music industry backgrounds. A small winter wedding was hosted in the cosy pub environs; giving it intimate and gorgeous feels.  

A much larger large wedding hosted recently worked a dream in the beautiful surrounds of the Long Room and outdoor courtyard.

The seated capacity for weddings is 140 between the bar and Long Room. Another 80 could seat in a marquee on site. The capacity for a buffet-style wedding would be 250 using the bar, Long Room and a marquee.


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