When it comes to a great pub, Ireland wrote the book. After all, we’ve been churning out public houses at a silly rate since around 900 AD.

As you adventure around Ireland, you’ll find it next to impossible to avoid stumbling across a pub or ten.

In search of a great pub? Here’s a map with HUNDREDS of the best pubs across Ireland’s 32 counties!

Some will be great. Some will be alright. And some will be here-lets-grab-the-coats-and-get-out-of-this-kip awful.

They range from pokey little one-man shows where you’ll feel like you’re sitting down with a pint in someone’s living room to enormous gastropubs that you’d encounter in any city in the world.

Although the majority of pubs you’ll ramble on by (or into) will be pretty unextraordinary, every once and a while you’ll uncover a gem that’ll make you want to tear open the doors and take a gander inside at what’s.

Here’s a handful of some of the wonderful pubs you’ll encounter on your journey across Ireland.

1 – An Teach Beag, Connolly St, Clonakilty, Co. Cork


2 – The Thatch Crinkill, Offaly

the Thatch Crinkill pub
Photo via the Thatch Crinkill

3 – Dan Foleys – closed, but still beautiful – Kerry

4 – Hargadons Pub, O’Connell St, Sligo

hargadons pub sligo
Photo by Peter McCabe

5 – Seans Bar, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

If you’ve never heard of Sean’s Bar, it’s the oldest pub in Ireland.

Find out more about Sean’s Bar here!

seans bar athlone
Via Sean’s Bar on Facebook

6 – Mulligan’s Pub, Stoneybatter, Dublin

mulligans bar dublin
Photo by Gareth Byrne

7 – Lowry’s Irish Music and Whiskey Bar, Galway

8 – Killeen’s Pub, Claremorris, County Mayo

killeens pub claremorris
Photo by Derek Cullen

9 – O’Neill’s , Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork

o'neills bar cork
Photo by Chris Hill

10 – D O’Sheas Bar, Sneem, Co. Kerry

d o'sheas pub sneem

11 – The Palace Bar, Dublin

#Dublin City Scenes.

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12 – An Driochead Beag, Dingle, Co. Kerry

an droicead beag pub

13 – The Crosskeys Inn, Antrim

14 – Murphy’s Pub, Dingle, Co. Kerry

murphys pub dingle

15 – The Confession Box, Dublin 1

the confession box pub dublin
Photo by psyberartist

16 – The Bulman, Kinsale, Co. Cork

the bulman pub

17 – John Kavanagh’s (The Gravediggers), Dublin 9

the gravediggers pub dublin


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And that's a wrap!
Have you stumbled upon a pub in Ireland that was only feckin’ gorgeous? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add it to the list!


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