16 Jan 10 pubs with a fire around Ireland to heat you up this winter
Let’s face it, you can’t ever depend on the weather in Ireland – but what you can depend on luckily is a cosy Irish pub. Best of all though, are the ones that have a real fire. Here are 10 of the best fireside pubs around the country where you can also enjoy a Dan Kelly’s Cider…
1. Whelans, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
Whelan’s of Wexford Street in Dublin, has a cosy, sitting-room vibe with a “uniquely retro” interior. They have a fire at the front of the bar which gets snapped up quickly on cold days! They also have the Parlour Bar which has to be booked before you go, but it is well worth a visit and has been used by big bands to host surprise gigs!
2. The Greyhound, Market Square, Kinsale, Co. Cork
The Greyhound Bar is located in the beautiful Market Square in Kinsale, County Cork. It has been around since 1690, is a proper ‘old Irish’ pub and is utterly charming and extremely cosy. Kinsale itself is a great place to visit, full of colour and vibrancy, but for a unique fireside experience, this is the place to go!
3. Oslo Bar, 226 Upper Salthill, Galway
The Oslo Bar is the home of the Galway Bay Brewery and is a sister pub to the Salt House. It features a wide range of international beers, our cider, and a large menu served from 12 noon until 10 pm daily. Located just steps away from Galway’s celebrated Salthill Promenade, the pub is always busy, thanks to the great food and atmosphere. It does have the requisite cosy fireplace and this is a super venue to watch sporting events as it boasts Galway’s largest screen.
4. Foley’s Bar, Inch, Co. Kerry
Foley’s Bar is a mere 10-minute walk from the spectacular Inch Beach. It is a family-run bar & restaurant that offers accommodation, a cosy fire and of course, Dan Kelly’s Cider.
5. Nancy Blake’s, 19 Upper Denmark Street, Limerick
In the heart of Limerick City, in Denmark Street, Nancy Blake’s is a traditional Irish pub that is dripping with character. There are bar snacks available to go with your Dan Kelly’s Cider and traditional Irish music several nights during the week. It’s a great spot to enjoy live music, and is a fireside pub that suit all ages.
6. Black Bull Inn, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth
A superb venue, that has been run by two generations of the Egan family in Drogheda, this venue has been extensively renovated in recent years and it continues to be hugely popular. There is always great food here and of course in the winter months, a beautiful fire.
7. Idlewild, Fade Street, Dublin 2
A newcomer to the Dublin bar scene, you’ll find Idlewild in the heart of Fade Street. Apart from a unique interior, another reason to visit is for one of their Boilermakers! Make sure you try their ‘Keep the Doctor Away’ – a delicious combination of whiskey & a Dan Kelly’s Original Cider.
8. The Headfort Arms Hotel, Headfort Place, Kells, Co. Meath
The Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells has been with the Duff family since the early 1970s and is well known for its hospitality. The Kelltic Bar & The Courtyard offer a great Irish pub experience with lounging sofas and a warm open fire, combined with tasty food and a pint of yours truly.
9. The Hole in the Wall, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7
Even older than the Greyhound Bar in Kinsale is the Hole in the Wall, which dates back to 1651. This pub is something of a Dublin institution and is well worth a visit. It can get busy but it’s definitely worth the wait to soak up the local atmosphere.
10. T. Bourke’s, Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
Situated in Castlebar Street in beautiful Westport, T.Bourke’s bar is a great local bar with friendly staff and great music sessions throughout the week. There’s a huge beer garden and plenty to do, with pool, darts and snooker and of course, there is the fireplace for the cold winter nights. All you need is a Dan’s in hand!