Irish holiday destination

Pubs & Nightlife

The nightlife scene on Loop head will lure you into some of the homeliest pubs in the west of Ireland. The Irish pub is known to be a friendly spot, and the pubs of Loop Head are among the friendliest of all.

In the summer season especially, you can expect to hear live music in a Loop Head pub, traditional or otherwise, and almost always including a singsong. In the dark months, there will usually be an open fire, beside which you can take part in the conversation of the locals, who always take a genial but courteous interest in their visitors. Many of the pubs of Loop Head also have free Wifi, so you needn’t lose touch with the ‘outside’ world… that is, unless you want to.

Several of the pubs listed here also double as restaurants and as inns, so be sure to check the food and accommodation listings for more information about them.

Morrissey’s Village Pub

Welcome to Morrisseys Village Pub, a traditional Irish pub located in the heart of the beautiful Carrigaholt village.  Come enjoy a pint of the world renowned Carrigaholt guinness in a welcoming and lively atmosphere, full of Irish music, song, dance, storytelling, chat and ‘craic’.  Whether you’re in the mood for a sing-song, a waltz,… ..Read more >
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Keating’s Bar Kilbaha

Views of Kilbaha Bay and pier; live music almost every weekend; open fire; free wifi access; full restaurant. ..Read more >
Foleys village traditional irish pub

Foley’s Bar, Cross

Traditional community local with adjoining grocery shop, across the road from the church in Cross village; regular live entertainment and parties. ..Read more >
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Carmody’s Bar Carrigaholt

Traditional family-run pub; freshly ground coffee and free wifi access; music sessions at weekends. ..Read more >
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The Long Dock Carrigaholt

Established in 1820, with stone walls, flagstone floors and open fires; beer garden; long-standing Long Dock Mug Club; full restaurant. ..Read more >
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Scott’s Bar O’Curry Street, Kilkee

Popular, family-run pub on Kilkee’s main street; outdoor seating; full restaurant. ..Read more >
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Hickie’s Bar O’Connell Street, Kilkee

Traditional pub with live music every Saturday night and six nights a week in high season; open fires; three large-screen TVs for sporting events. ..Read more >

Naughton’s Bar & Restaurant O’Curry Street, Kilkee

Elegant 1870s pub on Kilkee’s main street, with two bars and nooks leading into each other; French doors giving onto a patio; full restaurant. ..Read more >
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Stella Maris Hotel, Kilkee

Hotel bar with full restaurant; live music most nights in summer and at weekends in winter. ..Read more >