The History of Waxy O’Shea’s


The Story of Ireland

The Romans cahistory-thum-sm-1lled it Hibernia, the British have called it an enemy, but the world has called them friends. Ireland is a country filled with history and culture, filled with festivities and sorrow. Their sad songs are happy and their happy ones are sad. This inversion comes from a people who have fought for their independence, pushed through famine, and stuck through to have a pint in the end.

With this in mind, Waxy O’Shea’s has been constructed in this tradition. Built in the historic downtown of Branson, Waxy O’Shea’s is a unique bar located on the Branson Landing. Here, Waxy’s has been operating for almost a decade now. With a bustling local customer base, Waxy’s remains one of the most prominent bars in Branson, and it remains the only Irish pub in town.

Whether you’re a local or an out-of-towner, Waxy’s treats you in the Irish tradition—as a long lost friend. Waxy’s proudly serves an assortment of Irish liquor, from Guinness to Jameson, Smithwick’s to Killian’s. The adherence to atmosphere makes visiting feel like you’ve entered Dublin instead of Branson, and the feeling of camaraderie ekes through the door. So whether you’re stopping in for a day, or looking to find a local bar to frequent, Waxy O’Shea’s is the place to be.


The People of Ireland

Ireland has produced some of the most iconic people and products in the whole world. From St. Patrick to W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde to Bono, impactful people spawn up from the country in droves. Included in this place are famous products, most notably Guinness, which is older than the United States, and Jameson also is produced here. Irish wool is one of the most impressive in the world, and has been for centuries.

Níl aon tintéan mar do thintéan féin.


The Continuing Tradition of Ireland

Ireland is a world of Catholicism, of mysticism, and of beauty. With more rainy days than sunny ones, the culture shifted to indoor communion, and the rise of the Irish pub began. Here, farmers would evade the rain for a bit, grab a pint, and hobnob for a while. The roots of the tight knit camaraderie sprung forth, and have reached all the way to Waxy’s, where the tradition of making friends, no matter from how far away, still remains paramount. So if you’re just visiting or a local, Waxy’s invites to come and have a drink with us!

Francis Xavier ‘Waxy’ O’Shea,
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