Scannells Bar is a longstanding establishment in Clonakilty. It was something of lore in the 80s and 90s. Mrs. Scannell opened only for maintenance hours to keep the licence—many locals hadn’t ever been in. When the time came for the Scannell family to pass the baton, the current owners, Kevin and Shane, were ready to take it. Both from Clonakilty, they met in national school and grew up to be business partners. Now with families of their own, they juggle a bustling bar, a food business, and are a part of a town renowned for festivals and fun.