My mum had been telling me about the laughs and great grub in McCooeys so I'd been dying to try it out for a while. My other half is a Galway man, making me a South Armagh exile now living in 'the Freeschtate'. For years, he couldn't understand me until I showed him Lianne's Youtube video of the culchie dictionary. So naturally he wanted to meet the icon herself. Firstly, the place was brilliant- so comfy and warm on a chilly pre-Christmas shopping day. The food was bang-on. Big mugs of tay and huge toasties that my big lad pronounced to be a fine feed indeed. The table was roomy enough for all five of us to sit down and have a cracking feed before we hit the road for the long journey back (for the record, we were still stuffed by the time we got home). Lianne came outside to say cheerio to us as we left- she really is a ticket. I remember her well from the Sacred Heart school bus (44) & she's not changed one bit. We'll be back for sure. I'm bringing more Galwegians next time too.