Bio The story of The Shaskeen

Opened in November 2005, the Shaskeen was the creation of traditional Irish musician and pub owner, Tommy McCarthy, and world renowned flautist of the Chieftains, Matt Molloy. Bringing together the traditional Irish concepts of public houses, food and music under one roof, the Shaskeen follows a lineage of grea Irish pubs established by Tommy and Matt, such as the Burren, the Skellig, and Matt Molloy’s.

Today, with their over 40 years of combined restaurant and bar experience, current owners Josh Ames, Jim Pliakos, and Nathan Sheridan strive to make sure the traditional Irish concept stays alive, while adding modern touches to the food, beverage, and music aspects. In doing so, the Shaskeen has made itself into Manchester’s best live music and comedy venue.

Come join us for lunch, dinner, music or drink and see for yourself what everyone in New Hampshire is talking about!


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