Every once and a while I’ll pop out a post on Instagram asking the Irish Road Trip community for their recommendations.

It could be for guidance on things to do in a particular county, the location of some off the beaten track gems to discover or, as was the case in this instance, pubs to visit on a trip to County Kerry.

Hundreds of people responded and the list below was born.

It also helped to give birth to our interactive map of the best pubs in Ireland – simply open it up, zoom in on the place that you want to grab a drink in and voilà, a list of all the best pubs in that area.

Anyway… I’ll shut up now ??

Here are 17 pubs in Co Kerry that the Irish road trip community thinks you should sink a couple of pints in after a hard day of exploring.

1 – Dick Macks Pub, Greene Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

dick macs pub dingle
Photo © The Irish Road Trip

2 – Foxy Johns, Main St, Dingle, Co. Kerry

foxy johns pub dingle
Photo by James Smyth

3 – South Pole Inn, Main Street, Annascaul, Co. Kerry

the souith pole inn pub
Via the South Pole Inn on Facebook

4 – The Blind Piper, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

the blind piper in kerry

5 – Murphy’s Bar, Brandon, Co. Kerry

murphys pub dingle

6 – Freddie’s Bar, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

freddies bar kerry

7 – McCarthys Bar, Upper Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

mccarthys bar dingle town
Photo by Evin O’Keeffe

8 – Tigh Ui Chathain (Kane’s Bar), Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry

kanes bar kerry

9 – Currans Bar, Main St, Dingle, Co. Kerry

currans bar kerry

10 – John Benny’s Pub, Strand St, Dingle, Co. Kerry

john bennys pub

11 – Foleys Bar, East Inch, Inch, Co. Kerry

foleys bar inch kerry

12 – The Mighty Session, Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

the mighty session dingle
Photo by Helen Suk

13 – PF McCarthy’s, Main St, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

pf mccarthys pub

14 – O’Flaherty’s Pub, Bridge St, Dingle, Co. Kerry

o'flaherty's pub kerry
Via the Dingle Post

15 – Kate Kearney’s Cottage, Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Kate kearney's cottage in kerry
Photo by Jonathan Haring

16 – O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub, The Mall, Dingle, Co. Kerry

O'Suillivans Bar Dingle
O’Suillivans Bar Dingle

17 – Sean Og’s, Bridge St, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Sean Ogs pub
And that's a wrap!
As always, I’m keen to hear what you think below! Is there a pub you’ve been to that should have made the list?


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