Dooega is miles away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary day modern living. On a calm evening the turf smoke rises skyward and scents the air just as it did in Paul Henry's time almost a century ago. Go for a walk along one of our headlands or stroll down to the jetty to meet the fishing boats coming in.

Then it's time to head for Mickey's to exchange stories about the day - to hear about the various walks, the rocks you can fish from, the fish you can catch, the sights still to be seen and to listen to stories of days that are long gone. The public bar, or "Mickey's" as the locals call it, is where everybody meets. It's your typical small village/country pub where locals and visitors mingle, people make arrangements for tomorrow and discuss the real issues of the day like the weather, the day's fishing, the hay, the turf and football. And occasionally it's rounded off with an impromptu singsong.

Bar food is served throughout the summer season until approx 8.00pm each evening. The food is plain and simple with a local emphasis. People come back for our mussels, crab claws, seafood platters, smoked salmon, boxty and mum's homemade brown bread.

You don't often find an appreciation of art in small rural pubs - but you will in Mickey's. While Achill is synonymous with Paul Henryand Robert Henri, who painted portraits of local people, Dooega has, in modern times, been the home of three artists; the Austrian surrealist Fritz Aigner who lived in Dooega during the early sixties and returned regularly to Dooega until his death in Jan 2005, Seosamh O'Dalaigh and Henry Healy.
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