Gleeson’s Roscommon – festive dining in The Square!


Popular Roscommon town eatery, Gleeson’s, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this festive season, offering the very best in homemade food from local suppliers, and all in a safe and welcoming environment.

With a fully licenced bar serving until 9 pm each evening, it’s also the perfect spot for a pre-Christmas family meal.

Proprietor Cáit Gleeson is thrilled to be back open in the Square and says all efforts have been taken to reopen safely.

“We are delighted to be back! We are very lucky with the staff we have and that they have all remained healthy and were also looking forward to returning to work. It’s great to be welcoming customers back to Gleeson’s and it’s been so good to see our regular customers once again and to see that they are all well.

“We have our sign-in book for contact tracing at the reception, which is accessed by the side door. Customers will also be able to sanitise their hands there. There is plenty of space available in the dining area and all guidelines are being adhered to in order to afford all of our customers a relaxed but safe dining experience,” she said.

Cáit’s mother and father, Mary and Eamonn, recently handed over the reins of the restaurant and guesthouse to their daughter, taking a step back from running the business.

Mary said the Gleesons were very much looking forward to a significant milestone next year.

“2021 will see us celebrate 30 years in business and while this year has been difficult we are glad to be back serving the people of Roscommon.

“It’s such a lovely town and we are very proud that we have raised our family here. Cáit was married in October and every supplier we could need was right here in town. We are happy to be supporting other local businesses too and of course local suppliers such as Black Donkey Brewing from Ballinlough and Lough Ree Distillery in Lanesboro,” she said.

Supporting local is at the heart of everything Gleeson’s Roscommon stands for. As well as providing employment for many local families over the past three decades, Mary and Eamonn continue to be great advocates of local groups.

“We have hosted many local volunteer groups here such as the Roscommon Lions Club, Join Our Boys and Roscommon Tidy Towns. Our hope is that Gleeson’s is seen as a headquarters for local causes,” she said.

Shopping local is important too and both Cáit and Mary were quick to praise the local business community.

“It’s a great community,” Cáit said. “After my wedding in October, the local businesses came out to greet us as we arrived back here. It’s important that we support these local businesses over Christmas and there’s no better way to do that than to shop local”.

“Then when you’re finished shopping you can pop in here and sample our wonderful menu with food prepared and cooked on site from the best local ingredients,” Mary added.

Gleeson’s Roscommon gift vouchers are currently available for any amount from reception or online Vouchers have no expiry date and can be posted out to customers or delivered locally.

Why not give a loved one the perfect ‘staycation’ or dining experience this Christmas?