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16th Mar 2022

The top 6 pubs in Dingle, as voted for by you

Fiona Frawley

Exterior of Foxy John's pub in Dingle, a brown calf is standing outside the front door

Dingle bound for the extended bank holiday weekend?

Dingle is easily one of the most beautiful places in Ireland to spend a long weekend. Surrounded by sandy beaches and rugged cliff walks you’ll find the picturesque town, lined with cosy pubs, cafes and restaurants to rest your weary legs and soak up the atmosphere. As of today, our beloved Fungie remains missing in action but still, there’s pints to be drank and trad to be listened to. Let’s power on, as we know he’d want us to do.

If you’re not sure where to get started, here’s a roundup of the top 6 pubs in Dingle, as voted for by Lovin readers.

Foxy Johns

A great outdoor area, open fire and a bitta live music too if you’re lucky.

Kennedy’s Bar

A Barney-coloured bar in the middle of town, with the same set up its had since it originally opened back in the 1930s. As authentic as they come.

Tigh T.P’s

Tigh T.P is a 15 minute drive away from Dingle, at the Coastguard house in Ballydavid. However, our readers reckon its worth the trip for its great views and tasty seafood. A nice spot to stop off at if you’re hiking the Dingle Way.

Paddy Bawn’s

Another great spot for pints and live music, they’re also well set up for Cheltenham if you or anyone you’re visiting with are into that kind of thing.

Dick Mack’s

A historic pub and brewhouse which is also home to a leather shop and a whiskey swap service (if you bring a bottle from a whiskey distillery in your local town or a town nearby, Dick Mack’s will swap you a bottle of Irish whiskey of the same value). So many reasons to visit!


One of Dingle’s oldest pubs, McCarthy’s started out as a pub, grocery and bakery. It’s now home to an impressive venue where you’ll find live music most weekends.

Did we miss out your favourite haunt? Let us know and we’ll add them to the list!

Header image via Instagram/foxy_johns

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