I personally love O'Shaughnessys and this is why:
You can still hear the locomotives rumbling through this area, once an Irish settlement surrounded by railroads. Nationwide Boulevard, originally named Public Street and later Naghten Street, was referred to as "Irish Broadway." When digging commenced for the Nationwide Arena, construction workers unearthed everyday items such as plates and saucers from the Irish inhabitants.
O'Shaughnessy's Public House is a celebration of the Irish experience in greater Columbus. To honor the Emerald Isle, the entire interior and entrance of O'Shaughnessy's, including all furniture, woodwork, light fixtures, flooring, glasswork and bar were built in different parts of Ireland and shipped to the Arena District. Irish artisans followed and created the Public House on this location.
To honor the immigrants, like Jerry O'Shaughnessy, who bravely sought a new life in America, the Public House has also collected artifacts and documents from local Irish families. The direct descendants of Jerry O'Shaughnessy welcome you to the Public House. Please come and enjoy our tribute to our Irish ancestry.