These days, you'd be more likely to come across a literal leprechaun than you would a pint under €4 in Ireland.
So you can imagine how flummoxed, flustered and flabbergasted we were when we saw this receipt from Helen's, a small pier-side pub in Kilmackillogue.
Helen's Bar is located on the Beara Peninsula between Kenmare and the West Cork fishing town of Castletownbere, with picnic benches looking out at the sea and mountainous coastline.
Via Google Maps.
So already, a fairly decent spot for a pint. And that's before we even mention the price.
In a recent post, Twitter user Eimhin Boland shared a snap of his receipt after a night at Helen's, praising the high quality food and "real Irish welcome".
As you can see, a pint of Guinness comes in at €3.90, with pint bottles of Bulmers priced at just €4.60. A price point I'm pretty sure Ireland hasn't seen since before the Celtic Tiger.
Food of the highest quality at prices that are hard to beat, and a real Irish welcome. It’s a long time since I paid less than €4 for a pint of Guinness too! Thanks to Helen and all at Helen’s Bar in Kilmackilllogue, Co. Kerry for the experience! We’ll definitely be back. pic.twitter.com/uoomjHzYW5
— Eimhin Boland (@EimhinBoland) June 28, 2022
Fish and chips set Eimhin back a mere €10, while a bowl of mussels cost just €8.50. I've been lucky enough to visit Helen's before and can confirm, the mussels you're served are fresh from the pier you're sitting beside.
Via Trip Advisor.
Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself along the Wild Atlantic Way this summer!
Header image via Facebook/Helen's Bar