Traditional Irish Pubs

Irish pubs have existed for roughly a millennium, with the title “oldest pub in Ireland” held by Sean’s Bar in Athlone, County Westmeath which was established in the 10th century. The Brazen Head in Dublin City was established in 1198 and holds the title “oldest pub in Dublin”. It was not until 1635 that the government required pubs to be licensed. Grace Neill’s in Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, which became licensed in 1611, holds the title of “oldest licensed pub in Ireland”. During the 18th century it also became illegal to be married in a pub. Unlike their British counterparts, Irish pubs are usually named after the current or previous owner or the street they are located on. Over the years, individual Irish pubs have been associated with famous Irish writers and poets such as Patrick Kavanagh, Brendan Behan and James Joyce.

The village well, 14,000 gallons of water and 5 generations of the same family

Gibney's Pub in Malahide Village. co. Dublin was established in 1890. The pub was previously known as The Abercorn Tavern until 1937 when James Joseph Gibney bought it for £2500. It has remained in the [...]

Waterford’s oldest pub and one of Ireland’s most famous music bars

T & H Doolan's Pub is located in George's Street in Waterford City. It was established in 1710 and is Waterford’s Oldest Tavern. The wall in the lounge is actually much older being part of [...]

The longest pub with the longest continuous bar counter in Ireland

The Hole in the Wall Pub claims to be the longest pub in Ireland and has the longest continuous bar counter. It was originally a coach house and dates to the mid 1650's. During these [...]

Ireland’s most northerly bar – next stop Iceland

Farren's Bar holds the claim to being Ireland's most northerly pub on the mainland. According to online apparently has stools along the bar which are full of all day drinkers (legends). It has the [...]

Ireland’s, could be Europe’s and possibly the World’s oldest pub!

Sean's Bar is located in Athlone in co.Westmeath. This is not only the oldest bar in Ireland, but also in Europe and possibly the World dating from 900 a.d. This was officially certified by The [...]

The no.1 tourist bar with largest collection of rare whiskeys in Ireland

The Temple Bar is one of the most famous pubs in Dublin. It's history goes back to 1599 when Sir William Temple, a renowned teacher and philosopher, built his house and gardens here on newly [...]

The oldest Pub in Dublin, a brass head & famous drinkers

The Brazen Head Pub is located on Bridge St. Lower in Dublin City. It claims to be Ireland's oldest pub, dating back to 1198. It is definitely Dublin's oldest however the official title goes to [...]

Recognize this place from the Xmas Guinness Advertisement ?

J O'Connells Pub can be found on the Hill of Skyrne in co.Meath. This pub was made famous when Guinness used it for their Christmas advert. It is popularly known as 'Mrs O's' or 'Yankee's' [...]

Claimant to site of Ireland’s 2nd oldest pub licence, A beer garden with a view & Hugh de Lacy

Regan's Pub is located beside St Peter's Bridge on the outskirts of Trim in county Meath. It claims to have the second oldest pub licence (next to Sean's Pub in Athlone) dating back to the [...]

This traditional music bar claim’s to be the only pub in Ireland that is run by traditional musicians

The Merry Ploughboy Pub is located in south Dublin in an area known as Rockbrook. This traditional music bar claim's to be the only pub in Ireland that is run by traditional musicians - The [...]

The highest pub in Kildare & The only parish in Ireland that claims to have 2 racecourses

Brennan's Inn is located in Kilteel in county Kildare. This is a typical 'olde world' pub that boasts antique red brick walls, pitch pine woodwork and back bar, tiled floors and two Victorian open fire [...]

One of Dublin’s finest pubs located in one of Ireland’s most beautiful villages

Finnegan's Pub is located in Dalkey village in south county Dublin. It was established in 1970 by Dan Finnegan and continues to be run as a family pub. The building however dates back to 1862 [...]

The Squealin’ Pig Pub, Muff. county Donegal

The best name and address for any pub in the entire universe...Keep her country!!

The finest views of Dublin, turf fires and a great pint of Guinesss

The Blue Light Pub was established around 1870 and is located in Barnacullia in South County Dublin. It's name originates from the story that during the mid 1800's when the custom officers 'clocked off' in [...]

Ireland’s, Europe’s and possibly The World’s oldest pub – that’s over 1000 years of drinking

Sean's Bar, Athlone. County Westmeath     established 900 a.d  Sean's Bar in Athlone is not only the oldest bar in Ireland, but also in Europe and possibly the World dating from 900 a.d. This was [...]

‘Arguably’ Ireland’s most famous and highest pub

Johnnie Fox's Pub is located in the village of Glencullen on the border of south Dublin and Wicklow. It was established in 1798 and is one of the most famous pubs in Ireland visited by [...]

The highest pub in Ireland

The Ponderosa Pub is located on the Glenshane Pass in co.Derry. It was established around c.1900 but started its life as a little farmhouse on the Derry to Belfast road. This is the highest pub in [...]

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