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Leo’s Tavern (1) – The Home of Clannad & Enya


Episode 49: Leo’s Tavern (Part 1) – The Home of Clannad & Enya

Today we bring you the first of two episodes from Leo’s Tavern – A Donegal Good Food Tavern.

Tabhairne Leo (Leo’s Tavern) is situated in North West, Ireland in the beautiful and picturesque County Donegal, in the village of Meenaleck.

Situated along the Wild Atlantic Way, between the popular tourist destination of Mount Errigal and the Atlantic Ocean, Leos Tavern is renowned for its music being the family home of world famous musical talents Enya, Clannad Irish Band and Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music.

Tabhairne Leo was originally opened by Leo Brennan and his wife Maire (Baba) in 1968 as an entertainment venue to enjoy live music. Now under the proprietorship of youngest son Bartley and following a complete refurbishment of the original Leo’s, he has elevated the premises to be the premier destination Entertainment Bar Restaurant in the North West of Ireland.

The walls are adorned with Gold and Platinum disks, memorabilia and numerous photos of the family with world famous musical faces.

There’s always something going on at Leos Tavern so drop in for some lovely food and a great nights entertainment. You never know who might be there. Leo’s son, Bartley Brennan tells us the full story behind the music.

To celebrate our 50th episode tomorrow, we are bringing you a very special edition full of some of the top up and coming musical talent Donegal has to offer. It was recorded at Clubeo. Clubbeo is a regular monthly night for emerging and enthusiastic singers, songwriters, musicians and bands to perform and showcase their music in an encouraging, vibrant and entertaining environment. The episode is introduced by Moya Brennan.


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