Kitty Hoynes opened July 1999 and is named after David’s mother Catherine (Kitty), pictured here with David’s father Michael on their wedding day. The roots of Kitty Hoynes started in Thomastown, County Kilkenny in 1920 where Grandfather William Hoyne started the Bar, grocery, hardware & undertaking business. A typical Irish small town business, its diverse history included buying things like rabbits for export to the UK during World War II, buying wool from sheep farmers, cutting their own meats for grocery store, making hand hewn coffins, selling farmers feedstuffs, bottling Guinness and Whiskey from wooden casks into individually labelled bottles, auctioneering land and tillage, and stocking builders providers materials.
The bar tradition continues today in Syracuse. Look around you and you will see the many bric a brac items from back then. The stained glass Pheasant doors and Fisherman from Kavanaghs Pub, an old road sign from Kilmacthomas, old clay jars from the shop along with the many signs, fixtures and fittings that make Kitty Hoynes a traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant.