McNeills Music Shop, Kilrush, West Clare, Ireland www.mcneillsirishmusic.com is the website of J. McNeill Musical Instruments Est.1834, a business started in that year by John McNeill (1800-1880) from Balbriggan.

McNeill’s has supplied the needs of untold musicians over the years since then, and past customers are known to have included such worthies as George Bernard Shaw, Dr. Sigerson (of UCD and GAA Sigerson Cup fame) and poet Austin Clarke (who wrote about his youthful visits to the shop in his memoirs).

The business, then at 140, Capel Street, Dublin 1, was acquired by well-known traditional instrument specialist Stephen Chambers in 1990, and since then it has catered mainly for Irish traditional, folk and Celtic music, supplying players of all standards, including many leading performers, with fine instruments.

In 2004 McNeill’s Music Shop relocated to Co. Clare (a County famous for its traditions of music, song and dance), originally to Kilrush and more recently to Miltown Malbay. It is now located next door to Friel's (though it says Lynch over the door) famous music pub, where Willie Clancy himself used to play.

McNeills is next to Friel's (Lynch above the door) in Miltown MalbayContact details:
Stephen Chambers (Proprietor)
J.McNeill Musical Instruments Est.1834
Miltown Malbay
Co. Clare, Ireland
tel: 086-735 7281
email: jmcneill@indigo.ie