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Michael & Siobhan ReidyMichael & Siobhan Reidy from The Irish Rover
Posted: 04/26/2016

Born and raised in Country Clare in the west of Ireland, Michael came to the US in 1984.  After meeting and marrying Siobhan in NYC, he was persuaded by his father-in-law that Louisville needed an Irish pub, and that he was just the person for the job.  He eventually persuaded Siobhan to leave New York for the great unknown, and, after spending 5 years working his way up the restaurant food chain, he opened Louisville's first Irish pub in 1993.

The Irish Rover

In Ireland -- where they've raised community and relaxation to an art form -- the pub is the social center, and we've tried to recreate this idea right here in Louisville.  We can't build a smoky peat fire in the grate, but our recipes are authentic, the Guinness comes directly from Ireland, and owner's brogue comes direct from County Clare.  Our historic bulding in the Crescent Hill/Clifton neighborhood allows cozy fireside or booth seating, as well as a beautiful patio for warmer weather.  All our food is made from scratch and to order, our draft beer selection is a constantly changing list of the best craft and other brews from the new and old worlds, and our Irish whiskey selection is recognized as one of the best in the world.