Located on the corner of Baggot Street Lower and Fitzwilliam Street, Thomas Rody Maher’s is now open for business.

Formerly Larry Murphy’s, the property was purchased by Press Up Group in September 2021 for an undisclosed sum, believed to be over €1m.

The building has been given a new lease of life and has reopened as a neighbourhood pub, with the addition of new casual dining brand MOM Chicken downstairs, and a DIME Coffee hatch to the side.

MOM Chicken will dish up chicken burgers and chicken by the strip. They also offer a combo box with a crispy chicken burger or strips, fries, garlic Texas toast, and MOM Gravy.

Toppings are free amd include smashed avocado, onion, lettuce, tomato, MOM sauce, honey mustard, ranch or cajun dressing, pickles, jalapenos, and cheesy sauce.

Click & collect, and delivery, are also available.

To celebrate its opening, MOM Chicken will be giving away 20 free meals every day for the next week. To enter, visit @momchickenirl on Instagram.

Thomas Rody Maher’s is open seven days a week from 12pm daily. The namesake of the venue is that of a previous tenant of number 43. A wine, wholesale tea, and spirit merchant, Thomas R. Maher traded for many years from this building. Next door at number 44, Elizabeth Leedon was the leaseholder, trading as a wax and tallow chandler according to Thom’s Almanac of 1862.

The previously abandoned listed building has been carefully restored, and the interiors of the new bar will take inspiration from both previous tenants, with nods to the art of candle making. The interior includes salvaged seating, nooks, crannies, and a reclaimed back bar, formerly that of Jacobs & Company. On the wall is an original mural from the late Owen Walsh, a local artist who painted the piece in the 1960s that was uncovered during the renovation.

There will be a cocktail menu as well as beers, wines and spirits.

A DIME Coffee hatch is open to the side of Thomas R. Maher’s, open daily from 7am serving custom blend DIME roast coffee and a selection of pastries.

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