Pubs : Pubs in Donegal
anywhere you go in Donegal, whether it is in towns or villages
you will still find small traditional family-run pubs,
atmosphere is friendly and informal and where locals mingle with
tourists over a few pints. An increasing number of these pubs
also serve “pub grub”at reasonable rates and also
lay on traditional music sessions, especially at weekends and
in the high
season. Be aware that recent legislation decrees that all pubs
are now smoke-free. Below we outline a number of possibilities
for clients at Donegal Thatched Cottages. Bear in mind that this
is just a sample of what is available. There are lots of other
interesting pubs in the general Burtonport/Dungloe area.
Cruit Island Golf Clubhouse
This is just down the road from the cottages, within easy walking
distance. Newly refurbished, open to the public, it offers a pleasant
spacious ambience with sweeping views over the sea to Owey Island.
Perfect if you are out for a stroll but not suitable for late nights
as it closes quite early.
This is probably “The Local”as far as the cottages
are concerned although you could also say the same of The Country
Inn on the road to Dungloe. Iggy’s is in the village of
Kincasslagh and is just a plain, old-fashioned one-room family
pub with no
frills, yet it is a place where people love to have a pin and
a chat. Here you are quite likely to bump into such luminaries
Gay Byrne, Stephen Rea or various other familiar faces. Light
seafood snacks served on request.
Bonners is situated about 4 miles from the cottages in the small village of Mullaghduff, on the right hand side of the road. It is one of the oldest and best loved pubs in the Rosses and well worth a visit. The interior is dark and atmospheric and perfect for the regular music sessions that take place there. Good wholesome food also served.
Ownies is situated in the middle of Main Street in Dungloe. It has an atmosphere all its own. If you are interested in rousing music sessions of a "republician" nature then Ownies is the pub for you.
If you are looking for a fisherman’s pub
with a seafaring motif either of the above are located in Burtonport
miles from the cottages.
Located just before you come to Crolly, about
10 miles from the cottages, this is the family home of Enya
and Clannad. It
by Enya’s parents and usually offers live music at night.
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