I have been working in the restaurant industry for over 20 years. I came to Claddagh in 2007 as the bar manager and accepted the position as the pub's general manager in 2011. Since being here, I have helped to create some of the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day events that both the company and the city have experienced. I make sure that the pub is full of fun festivities and awesome entertainment so that our guests have a memorable time. My love for St. Patrick's Day and the Irish way probably stems from my Irish Heritage; my grandmother Mary Margaret O'Hare hailed from Co. Claire, Ireland! She was a fiery redhead with a love for life, family and her homeland.
I am always on the look-out for new and fun activities to bring to Claddagh that will enhance our guests experience here. We have a multitude of fun interactive events that occur daily such as Tuesdays "Cladaoke", Wednesdays "Name That Tune", Thursdays "Ladies Night" featuring a live DJ mixing all the modern hits with mash ups of traditional Irish music, Fridays "Pub Trivia", and of course every Saturday live bands from across NW Ohio and Southern Michigan. I have most recently combined forces with the Toledo Area Soccer Association with a league wide sponsorship of over 600 players representing the Claddagh Irish Pub Toledo in statewide tournaments for 2011/2012. The Claddagh Irish Pub Toledo has most recently been recognized as an "Official Soccer Pub", making our Claddagh NW Ohio's premiere soccer headquarters.
My experiences at Claddagh Irish Pub have been nothing short of magic. I fell in love with the pub from the moment I walked in the door. Its warm and welcoming staff lend itself to an authentic Irish pub experience with true Irish Craic. Whether sitting at our bar and enjoying a "proper Guinness" ,or having dinner with family and friends we will take you on a journey of a true Irish experience. Next time your in Toledo ask for the 6 foot tall redhead...trust me I hard to miss!!!!