Best Irish towns to visit for their unique pubs

Best Irish towns to visit for their unique pubs The town of Kilkenny in Ireland

Some Irish towns are full of brilliant pubs nearly everywhere you turn. While a pub is a staple in any Irish town, some of them have more than a few to offer.

Tourists travel to Ireland for many reasons. Some of them are looking for interesting history while others are looking to experience the country's most breathtaking beauty. However, many dream of a proper pint of Guinnessin a proper Irish pub.

If it's lively traditional Irish pubs you're after, then there are some towns where you will find plenty of them on offer. Here are the best towns to visit in Ireland for their pubs.

Galway City, Co Galway

Galway City is arguably the best city to visit in Ireland. With its lively pubs, such as An Púcán, Tig Coilli, and O'Connor's, the small yet buzzing city comes alive every day and night with music and craic.

Kinsale, Co Cork

Kinsale is known as Ireland's most colorful town thanks to its vibrant buildings. Additionally, it is known for its great pubs.

Standout boozers in the lovely seaside town on Ireland's south coast include The Tap Tavern, The Spaniard, and Kitty Ó Sé's.

Dingle, Co Kerry

Dingle in Co Kerry is a popular tourist destination where people stay to experience perhaps the most beautiful county in all of Ireland. As well as it's stunning natural surroundings, Dingle offers a great pub scene.

Some of the best pubs in the town of Dingle include Foxy John's, Kennedy's, and Dick Mack's. On a summer's day, heading here after an excursion in beautiful Co Kerry is a stellar reward.

Sligo Town, Co Sligo

Sligo is perhaps one of the most underrated counties in all of Ireland. It boasts a seriously beautiful coastline and a huge array of things to do including hiking and surfing.

Sligo town is also home to some great pubs including Thomas Connolly, The Snug Bar, and Hargadon Bros.

Carlingford, Co Louth

Even though Co Louth is Ireland's smallest county, it certainly doesn't have its shortage of things to do. Perhaps the best town to visit in Co Louth is Carlingford.

Not only is this place surrounding by stunning natural beauty and great things to do, it's one of the best towns in Ireland for a boozy getaway with stand-out pubs including PJ O'Hare's, Carlingford Arms, and Ma Baker's.

Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny

Kilkenny is Ireland's smallest city with a huge concentration of pubs, restaurants, and things to do. After a day of learning about the interesting history of this place and maybe even trying your hand at some hurling, head to one of Kilkenny's fins pubs.

Some of the best pubs in Kilkenny include Matt The Millers, Kyteler's Inn, and Syd Harkin's.

Dublin City Center

Most tourists who visit Ireland will stay in Dublin City Center. An they will likely hit up some of the famous pubs of Temple Bar after visiting attractions like The Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, and The Book of Kells.

Other areas with great pubs in Dublin include Capel Street, Camden Street, and Dame Street.

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim

Carrick-on-Shannon is lovingly known as the 'marina of Ireland'. Here, you will find plenty to do such as cruising down a portion of the River Shannon.

After that, hit up some of the great pubs in the town including Dunne's Bar, McHugh's, or Gracie's Bar.

Athlone, Co Westmeath

Athlone in Co Westmeath is home to Ireland's oldest pub, Sean's Bar. This 1000-year old watering hole has been open since 900AD and stepping in here is like stepping back in time.

However, it isn't the only great pub in the town. Athlone is also home to The Snug Bar, Gertie Browne's, and Biddy O'Dowd's.

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