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The Famous Irish Pubs Trail

Journey through the counties to reveal vista you never knew existed. Visit the seven famous Irish Pubs and ask them to stamp the passport (available at any of the pubs). In the last one you will be presented with a handsome certificate. Apart from Biddy's (which is not in the province), the bars listed here have their own entries in the counties sections.

Sadly, just a memory now, but I still have my certificate.

Toome, Co. Antrim.
(028) 7965 0694

Hundreds of years old with a thatched roof (restored after a fire), whitewashed stone walls and turf fire. It's the most famous traditional music pub in the country bar none. B&B Egon Ronay listed Wed-Sun.


The Crosskeys
Mullaghbane, Co. Armagh
(028) 3088 8284/8759

"Failte go Teach an Droichid" - Welcome to the Bridge Bar. 400 years old and 17 generations of the same family. Traditional music. Ringed by a river walk.



O'Hanlon's, Mullaghbane

Glenshane Pass Co. Derry
(028) 7774 1987

The famous pub atop the Glenshane Pass is the highest in N. Ireland and what a view! Close to the Adventure Forest and Birren Scenic Drive  It's the only pub to appear on both Holiday Ireland and Adventure Ireland. Featured in the book Harry's Game  A la carte menu and fresh air postcards hours: Open every day.

The Ponderosa
Barnesmore Gap Co. Donegall
(00353 73) 21402 (from N. Ireland)

Award-winning Biddy's near Donegall town is named after a legendary landlady. It has been a refuge to the weary traveller for generations. Biddy's is located on the edge of the magnificent Barnesmore Gap. Tasty Pub Grub. Hours: Open every day.

Biddy O'Barnes
Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh
(028) 6632 2143

Blake's of the Hollow is almost unique in that it is a listed building both outside and inside. When you visit, you'll see why. It's unchanged, untouched, it's a delight. The best pint of stout in the county. Hours: Open every day.

Blakes of the Hollow
The Moy Co. Tyrone
(028) 8778 4755
Tomney's in the beautiful village of Moy is a real gem. It's at least 300 years old. Stained glass windows - a compendium of little rooms, a delightful French room perhaps used by French cavalry officers attending the great Moy Horse Fair. Hours: Open every day

Tomney's, The Moy
Donaghadee Co. Down
028) 9188 2553

Dating back to 1611 it is the oldest pub in Ireland (Guinness Book of Records). The beams are believed to be ships timbers. It has had several notable visitors including Tsar Peter the Great, Thackery and Keats. Hours: Open every Day.


grace Neill's

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