Flanagans Fast Food in Ballymahon
It was one of those weekends when you find yourself in Ballymahon for some musical event or another.
VE leaned across the table with a brown bag of chips. A heavenly aroma wafted from the open end.
Folks I am here to tell you that that heavenly little golden sliver was possibly one of the best chips I’d had in Ireland. Within short order I had managed to demolish most of poor VE’s chip stock. Guiltily, I enquired where he had procured the little brown bag so I might replentish our stock.
Flanagan’s Fast Food is not a chain of chip shops, it is a small, family-run little chipper in Ballymahon and it makes some absolutely mouth-watering, artery-clogging wonderfulness. And the locals know it – there’s a reason a small queue usually greets you inside the door.
With the plentiful chipper options in Ballymahon, it would be easy to gravitate toward a brighter, newer shopfront but my friend, I am here to tell you: if you pass by the nondescript, unassuming little Flanagan’s chipper down near the end of town you are passing a superlative chipper experience.