Bull & Thistle Irish Pub

Tennessee’s Irish forefathers were hard-working and proud immigrants. The state’s Irish roots run deep, and Tennessee Crossroads discovered that if it’s up to one Gainesboro, TN couple, Tennessee’s Celtic heritage will bring new life to an old town. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads.


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Tennessee's Irish forefathers were hard-working, proud immigrants. The state's Irish roots run deep, and Ken Wilshire discovered that if it's up to one Gainesboro couple, Tennessee's Celtic heritage will bring new life to an old town.

Ken Wilshire joined the Tennessee Crossroads in 2008 with a desire to tell stories about people who have found their passions in life and who would otherwise go unrecognized for their contributions to their community.  Ken began his career at WREG-TV in Memphis, writing, producing and editing news stories, features and documentaries. After leaving Channel 3 he joined Fed Ex in their communications department as a writer/producer and was promoted to the department manager. Ken spent almost 25 years in operations management at FedEx and other Fortune 500 companies.

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