OFFERING LIMERICK’S ONLY GUARANTEED IRISH MENU
Timmy Macs Bistro is widely considered to be one of the best restaurants in Adare, offering a wide range of dishes prepared using locally produced seasonal ingredients, many of which are from our own organic farm and Mary’s Organic Garden.
Our menus cater for all ages and tastes, and includes a range of nut free, dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Our Healthy Options have been created by our chef ensuring that they are not only tasty, but nutritionally balanced.
THE STORY OF TIMMY & KITTY McNAMARA
As the doors of Timmy Mac’s Bistro open to welcome you, we would like you to know the story of the wonderful couple to whom it is dedicated.
When a young Dick Fitzgerald (RIP) moved to Knockanes, Adare in 1967 he was befriended by Timmy McNamara, a man who made a profound impression of him and his future wife Mary. Here is their story…
Timmy McNamara was born in Knockanes, Adare in 1900. As was the tradition at the time, he left school at the age of 12 to work on the mixed farm at home. Timmy’s father and Timmy himself were instrumental in forming the Black Abbey Co-operative in Adare, which still exists today.
Timmy worked for the Dunraven family in the 1930s, when they were building a new road to join their homes in Kilgobbin and Kilcurley. It was while Timmy was building this road that he met is future wife, the elegant Kitty Foyle. Kitty was employed as a
lady-in-waiting to the Dunraven family who had just returned from the United Kingdom. It was while she was out for a walk with Her Ladyship that their paths crossed. They married in Kitty’s home of Abbeyleix in June 1938.
When all the farm work was done, Timmy enjoyed his other great loves in life – music, poetry, storytelling – and was a regular at the Rambling House Nights in the Madigan household.
Timmy passed away on the 14th January 1981 and was followed home only three weeks later by his beloved Kitty.
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to Timmy and Kitty’s remaining relatives, and all who have contributed towards honouring the memory of the great Timmy and Kitty McNamara.