Ri Ra is divided into two distinct areas, the traditional Irish Shop Bar and the Ri Ra restaurant, which contains the Olympia Theatre bar. Bar the traditional Irish Shop Bar and the unique Olympia Theatre Bar were meticulously restored and shipped to Bethesda;both are magnificent examples of authentic Irish carpentry and craftsmanship from over 100 years ago. David and Ciaran have stuck to their original goal and each Rí Rá pub is completely unique and different to the next. Designed, developed and built by Ciaran in Wicklow form authentic and often famous old pubs in Ireland, such as the Olympia Theatre which first opened in Dublin in 1879, before being shipped to America. David and Ciaran grew up together in Dublin, Ireland and emigrated separately to America, one to pursue a career in design the other in Guinness marketing. As the business grew the two befriended and became partners with Jay Luther, an experienced multi-unit operator who now runs Rí Rá Holdings, LLC.