A claimant to site of Ireland’s 2nd oldest pub, A beer garden with a view & Hugh de Lacy

Regan’s Pub is located beside St Peter’s Bridge on the outskirts of Trim in County Meath. It claims to have the second oldest pub licence (next to Sean’s Pub in Athlone) dating back to the 1300s. This area was the stronghold of the great Norman magnate Hugh de Lacy who was granted these lands by Henry II. De Lacy and his family inheritors got busy building some of the finest castles, churches, keeps, priories, and abbeys in the country. The pub itself is probably only a couple of hundred years but as this location was always a strategic crossing point on the River Boyne so the ‘rumors’ may have some truth! Its beer garden faces the ruins of St John’s Priory on the opposite side of the river and no matter how old it is, this is still a great wee pub with live music on Friday nights.