The “Snug Room” is originally an Irish invention, which is now well known in pubs throughout the world. Up to the 1960s, pubs in Ireland were for men only. After Mass on a Sunday, the men would typically meet for a pint in the local pub and so that women were not left outside, a special “waiting area” was set up for them. The women could sit there and exchange news. It was not an enforced law that women weren’t allowed to drink in public, but women were simply not allowed into pubs. That didn’t mean that Irish women did not drink though!
In Toner's Pub, you found Snug Room in very good condition.