The Ragg,


Co. Tipperary.

0504 51376

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Reasons to Visit

  • Traditional bar, lounge, dining room and multi purpose function rooms available for weddings, parties, 21st parties etc.
  • Central location, ample safe parking, free customer wi-fi, great food reasonably priced, public bus service from local towns
  • Within easy access to Semple Stadium, LIT Thurles, Thurles Greyhound Stadium, Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey


June 30th, 2009 by admin. No Comments »

About Us

Donal, Mairead & Rose Younge

Donal,Rosie & Rose

Here, at Younges, The Ragg, Bouladuff, Thurles, Co Tipperary, we are a family-run pub, restaurant & function rooms establishment serving food, drink and entertainment 7 days a week, 363 days a year. We are located on the Nenagh/Borrisoleigh Road, out of Thurles, past the Race Course and straight on, you can’t miss us as we are well signposted!

The Ragg is personally managed and run by us, Donal, Rose & Rosemary Younge and we are in our 15th year of looking  after local and visitors alike to a very high standard.

We are the perfect stopping-off point for great food, great drink, great parties or functions, great craic!.

The original pub was established in the 1800’s and has evolved since to the premises that exists now. We have a picture of the old pub over the fireplace from the 1900’s.

The pub and the area got it’s name during the Civil War when the local ladies used to hang a rag from a window to warn their menfolk that the enemy were in the area. An extra G has been added over the years.

There is another story that tells of a sheebeen (illegal drinking house) on the spot where the Ragg primary school is now. It is said that the old lady who owned the house would put a red rag out the top window when she would have a supply of poitin in stock. Well, that’s what we have been told anyway! We believe that the original name of the townsland was ‘Gortragmore’ as was documented on an account by O’Sullivan Beara of his journey through Tipperary. This is probably as near to the real story as we will get!


We are located on the Nenagh road from Thurles, circa 5 miles from Thurles and just after Borrisoleigh if you are coming from Nenagh direction.


We open at 9.00am each morning for breakfast and lunch starts from 12 noon onwards to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Saturdays & Sundays, we open at 10.30 a.m..

We do functions and parties outside of these times, just contact us and arrange a booking at Younges, The Ragg.

Why not take a walk on the ‘Golden Mile’ just down the road from us in Inch Lane ( which has now been extended to the Golden Five Mile  approx.)and join us for afternoon tea by the fireside, just perfect for any afternoon.  The lane is tarred and quite safe to walk on and traffic free apart from the odd tractor & trailor.

We have a separate Pool Room if your are interested in a game. We also have a darts board  recently installed and players are welcome.