One of Donegal’s best-known pubs goes on the market

written by Staff Writer October 7, 2020

Heeney’s U Drop Inn, one of Ballybofey’s most iconic pubs, has been put on the market.

The sale marks the end of an era for the local Heeney family, who are retiring from the hospitality trade after 59 successful years. The founding owner of the pub, Mrs Brigid Heeney, sadly passed away in August at the age of 95.


Heeney’s The U Drop Inn is now for sale by private treaty as going concern via estate agency Lisney’s licensed and leisure division, Morrissey’s.

Heeney’s The U Drop Inn, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. Photo:

The long established licensed complex extends to approx. 1,442 sqm and comprises a Public Bar and Lounge Bar, with Restaurant and Function Room on the ground floor complimented by a requisite kitchen, service and storage accommodation. The former Stampys Nite Club is included as a self-contained night club. The property also includes a spacious residence comprising 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and storage areas.

Heeney’s has long been at the heart of events and social occasions in Ballybofey. It is strategically located in the town centre and is close to the grounds of Finn Harps Football Club.

Heeney’s The U Drop Inn, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. Photo:

The potential of the property, as described by Lisney’s is: “Enjoys a very steady voluminous annual turnover with very real potential to exploit and expand the established business.”

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