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Legendary “Top of Coom” Pub Rises from the Ashes

by Stephen Johnson   On May 21, 2012, the legendary “Top of Coom” pub was destroyed by fire.  Now, two years later, owners Tim and Eileen Creedon are preparing to reopen the pub this coming Friday, April 25.   Officially Ireland’s highest pub at 1,045ft above sea level, it had been famed for its traditional music sessions, the Irish language, sheep shearing and the proud tradition of supporting GAA either side

Top of Coom destroyed by fire

THE iconic Top of Coom pub on the Cork / Kerry border between Coolea and Kilgarvan has been destroyed by fire. Fire brigade units from Kenmare and Killarney attended the blaze last night at the pub, famous for being the highest in Ireland at 1,045 ft above sea level.