History of the Kearney Family

Welcome With Warm Irish Hospitality to The Old Brogue Irish Pub!

The Kearney family has owned and operated The Old Brogue Irish Pub since its opening on St. Patrick’s Day 1981. The Kearneys have been in the Irish hospitality business since 1930, when Tony Kearney, Mike’s grandfather, purchased the Melville Hotel in Derry, Ireland. Next came The Derry Steak House, also in Derry; and then he opened the first Chinese restaurant in Belfast, Ireland.

In keeping with the family tradition, The Old Brogue (which means “the old style accent” or “the old shoe” in Gaelic) warmly welcomes everyone, young and old. At our bar, you will find the best beverages from all over the world. From our kitchen, enjoy fresh, made-to-order specialties as well as traditional Irish fare. Our chefs work in a kitchen smaller than that of some homes, so at times it might take a little longer to get the food to your table, but it’s well worth the wait! go raibh mile maith agat! (a thousand thank yous)

WelcomeThe Smuggler’s Inn

The Smugglers Inn is located in Derry, Ireland. It is only a stone’s throw from Greencastle, where Tony Kearney (Mike’s grandfather) was born. The Kearney’s have been in the Irish hospitality business since 1930 when Tony purchased the Melville Hotel in Derry. Next came the Derry Steak House, also in Derry; and then he opened the first Chinese restaurant in Belfast, Ireland. In keeping with the family tradition, The Old Brogue warmly welcomes everyone. Did Smugglers Inn serve as inspiration for The Old Brogue? Visit us in Great Falls, VA and see for yourself.