“We are a community – driven cafe, a space for all walks of life to meet and foster the personal connections that are so important in this world.”
Myo cafe came to life in 2014. The passion-project of owner Liam Mullaney, Myo cafe was born from an intuitive process of creation, design, and community building.
When Liam first discovered the building, it was an old junk shop. Although at the time Liam had no intentions of starting a business, something about this place drew him in. Soon, through passing chats with locals, the building’s history unfolded – once a home, then a pub, a general store, a sweetshop, and finally a junk shop, for many years this wee corner house had been a central point of the local community – a place to meet and catch up and share news…Liam wondered – could it be such a place again?
And so he set about creating a space that could be a centre for community once more, welcoming those local to the area, and those from further afield! Each element of the space has been carefully designed and crafted to foster a welcoming and inspiring environment. Conscious of welcoming the growing international communities in Ireland, the cafe incorporates elements from around the world. It is a multi-denominational, culturally accepting place. Whoever you are and wherever you’ve been, you are welcome here.
What’s in a name?
The name Myo arose from an early morning conversation with a Buddhist monk down in the Lee fields!
Liam, having bumped into this old friend of his, was gently reminded of the core Buddhist chant “Nam-Myo-ho-Renge-Kyo”. There, nestled in the middle of this phrase sat “Myo”. In this Buddhist tradition, “myo” refers to the mystic law that underlies the workings of the universe; it is the intangible, indefinable thing which drives everything.
This is, in part, what Myo cafe is trying to create – a space where people can be together, and connect with the essence of life, beyond the intellect, beyond the stresses and anxieties.
We hope that in Myo, you can come and just be.
While Myo is of course a business, we always try to make decisions that are informed by a sense of ethical obligation and community well-being. This is why we choose local suppliers – small businesses like our own that we trust and want to support. Our food is made using organic produce as much as possible, for the benefit of our earth, and our customers; we cook with love so that our community feels nourished!