Irish Businesses In Charleston

Support your fellow Irishmen in their businesses, they may even give you the Irish discount !  

Pubs & Restaurants

Charleston Crepe Company - Downtown   

Jack Byrne | Dublin                                                                                

The Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square, on Saturday morning is the spot to find Jack with his crepes, he has a grand selection of sweet & savoury crepes. Crepe cakes are his speciality & he is available for private events.

Madra Rua Irish Bar-North Charleston  

Stephen O'Connor | Dublin                                                    

Madra Rua is in Park Circle in North Charleston. Cozy pub, really nice food, fish & chips are a winner here. It’s a big soccer pub, the original soccer pub in Charleston. Stephen is a big Liverpool fans and their supporters club (run by a Derry man) go here. They have a second pub in Summerville too. Madra organises a huge St Patrick’s Day block party that’s the best in town.

McCann's Irish Pub Mt Pleasant 

Gianni & Ciara Leonardi, Danny McCann | Donegal & Antrim                

McCanns is just over a year old but is one of the big gathering spots for the Irish in town. Ciara & Danny are siblings, Gianni & Ciara are married, so it’s a family affair and there’s always one of the family onsite. The food is excellent and it’s always busy for the Irish sporting events. They have monthly trad sessions and music most nights.

Prohibition Charleston Downtown   

James Walsh, Jim McCourt, Ray Burns | Belfast         

Prohibition is the spot to go downtown. It’s not an Irish themed place, rather a beautifully decorated 1920s era spot with local food with a menu that changes daily. Jim McCourt (Belfast) wins most of the cocktail contests in town, so look for Jim at the front of the bar. Swing, jazz & salsa classes on most nights and then it turns into a very lively late night place too.

Seanachai Whiskey & Cocktail Club - Johns Island      

Gerry Kieran | Louth                                                           

Seanachai is a gem, as unique as Gerry himself. There is no tv in the place, so conversation rules. It’s cracking bar that would have you thinking you are at home. Don’t miss the patio in the back with fireplace too. Always good live music on here. Tuesday night is burger & beer of $10. No Guinness served here, but there is a huge whiskey collection.  

St. James Gate Irish Pub - Folly Beach            

John Teevan                                                                               

Folly Beach finally has an Irish bar with St James Gate. John brought his experience from owning Irish bars in NY to the Edge of America. They have authentic Irish food, local seafood and a lovely pint of Guinness so you can enjoy all that after a day on the beach. They had plenty of live music and upstairs in the Green Room there is a large space that can be rented for events. John’s a big Man Utd fan, so there’s plenty of sports on here too.

The Big Egg - Downtown             

Gerry Kieran | Dundalk

Gerry from Seanachai is a busy man and on Saturday mornings at the downtown Farmers Market, he cooks up a tasty brunch with omelettes and my favorite, BBQ shrimp and grits. He is also available for private events.

Real Estate & Home Improvement

Darragh Doran Real Estate Sales     

Darragh Doran | Dublin     Website

I run this Charleston Irish site and am the real estate guy for the Irish in Charleston. I've helped a lot of the Irish here find their home.  I've been investing in Charleston real estate for nearly 20 years as a landlord, investor and flipper and a full time real estate agent for more than 10 years.  If you’re moving to Charleston and not sure which part of town to live in, give me a call and we can have a chat about the different areas so you can find the best area to settle.   Ph : 843.452.2325

Irish Landscaping                

Adrian O'Connor | Meath    Facebook Page

Adrian at Irish Landscaping takes care of our lawns, both at home and at commercial premises too. I can tell you from personal experience, there’s no-one else I’d trust with my yard, especially in this heat. Give Adrian at call 843-818-9505

Jennings Custom Woodworks      

Richie Jennings | Dublin

Richie Jennings has worked on a lot of Irish bars in town so your pint might be sitting on his handiwork. Richie does residential work as well, he built a grand porch at my house so whatever you need he can do.  He installs Ikea kitchens and has a connection who will come design the kitchen at your house and deliver from Ikea too. Give Richie at call : 843-412-9503

Darren Quinn Carpentry  

Darren Quinn | Armagh

Darren has 30 years carpentry experience and can do pretty much anything.  He built a gorgeous fence in my house and did all the interior trim. He does some really creative work. You've seen his work at Prohibition as well.  516-205-6749 

Countertops & Flooring              

John Beale | Dublin

John Beale at Granite Guys provides the countertops for all my renovations and has always done a great job at the right price. His number is 843.469.6927

Auto Repair & Sales

Eurotech Auto        

Mark McLysaght | Limerick

Mark is our Irish mechanic in town, there’s nothing he cannot fix and he can find you a car to buy if you need one too.  Give Mark at call : 843-437-0450 

Nissan Orangeburg

Alan Dowling | Dublin

If you need a new or pre-owned car, give Alan a call. He is the GM of the Nissan dealership in Orangeburg, SC. I personally bought my Nissan from him and saved about $5000 compared to the cost of similar cars with the dealerships in Charleston. Orangeburg is only an hour up I-26 from Charleston so it’s well worth the drive to save plenty of cash. Alan : ‭(803) 622-3394‬

Transition Services

Caring Transitions of Charleston     

Brian Murray | Galway

Caring Transitions of Charleston is your total solutions provider for transition services including downsizing, resettling, and estate liquidation. Brian Murray is the owner and will take care of your family’s needs.   Give Brian at call : 914 513-7611

Fitness & Recreation 

Mt Pleasant        Eoghan White | Dublin

Eoghan came to SC to play basketball and has now set up his own gym in Mt Pleasant. He’s got 10 years experience as a personal trainer so he’s the right man to get you in shape.              

Brendan Dagg | Offaly                 Facebook Page

Brendan brought hurling to Charleston about five years ago and now we have twice weekly practices, a league within Charleston and we host an annual tournament for other clubs around the East and SouthEast. Come on out and give it a try or just come watch and support. There is a fantastic social scene around the club, so it’s a good club for new arrivals to meet some friends.

Uibh Fhaili Academy of Irish Dance - James Island       

Caitlin D'Mello | Offaly             

A newly opened Irish dancing school in Charleston based on James Island. Your kids can keep in touch with their Irish heritage by learning to dance. Call 860-917-5596 or email     

John Dooley | Cork    Facebook Page

John Dooley is a PGA pro, has worked at both Doonbeg & Kiawah. He build custom made golf tours to Ireland, arrange & organise golf days for individuals & companies, teach golfers to play better golf by PGA coaches only, set out tourist sightseeing trip & sporting activities


Financial Services


Gary Jenkins | Dublin

Gary can take care of all your accounting needs. 843 872 2862

Financial Advisor    

Colm Bailey | Dublin

Colm is a financial advisor at South Carolina Federal Credit Union 843-569-4917


John Concannon Photography          

John Concannon | Galway

John recently moved here from Chicago where he had a very successful photography business and has been covering the major Irish events in Charleston, like Ciara & Gianni’s wedding. Call John 843-291-6401