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The Reel Inn

Bridge Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 86 251 2004
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Irish Trad Music

Visiting Donegal Town, it was my sister-in-law's dream to go to an Irish pub and listen to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Irene G
via mobile
Great music and great beer

Lots of fun listening to Irish music and drinking a pint. Friendly staff and easy to get to. Fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SAExplorers
via mobile
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The Reel Inn is Donegals No.1 venue for live Irish Traditional Music. A family run business providing live Irish music and entertainment 7 nights a week.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 21:00
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Bridge Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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+353 86 251 2004
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting Donegal Town, it was my sister-in-law's dream to go to an Irish pub and listen to traditional music. The Reel Inn was suggested to us and off we went. The performers play in the pub's backroom, which is not that large, so we got...More

Thank Irene G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of fun listening to Irish music and drinking a pint. Friendly staff and easy to get to. Fun "pub" experience.

Thank SAExplorers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The musicians were superb, audience fun and engaged, and our experience here was a great one! "Go for it" if you are looking for traditional Irish music by seasoned musicians.

Thank navajodali
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get to The Reel Inn to enjoy some traditional Irish music. It's a small place and gets pretty crowded, but so much fun! A very quick walk from city center.

Thank dooley22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our coach driver told us this was the best bar in Donegal, he was not wrong. Musicians every night, good craic.

Thank Norma E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lively, friendly atmosphere with welcoming staff. Great live music, wonderful place to meet locals and fellow travelers.

Thank Leigh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must visit The Reel Inn if you're in Donegal, and quite honestly, it's definitely worth going on a detour if it isn't already a part of your itinerary. Traditional Irish music is 7 nights a week! My friend and I went on a Tuesday...More

Thank carlyrae2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Reel Inn was in one word...amazing. There is traditional Irish music 7 nights a week. I liked the pub so much, my friend and I went 3 nights in a row! They made you feel welcome and like a local the whole time. Everyone...More

Thank eirahowell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So friendly. So much fun. A must see on a night out in Donegal. Amazing musicians great bar staff. Fun for all ages!!

Thank ShibbsEire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a pint, took a seat and were subsequently ignored for 10 minutes. Doesn't take long to know you're not welcome! We took the hint and left...

Thank Sarah M
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Warrus
Are pubs such as the reel inn open on New Year's Day
26 May 2016|
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Response from Angelo G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Warrus, sorry for the delay in answering your query I just called the Reel Inn and they told me they will most definitely be open on New Year's Day. Their phone number is +353 87 411 9994
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Verian T
Hi, I am going to be in Donegal on my next upcoming trip and intend to go to the Reel Inn while there as I have read many good reviews about this place. can you recommend somewhere close by to stay? I have had trouble trying to find street maps for Donegal to get a feel of what is a good area to stay that we can walk to/from the Reel Inn. Thanks, Verian.
5 July 2015|
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Response from Angelo G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Verian T, sorry it took so long to answer you.... I have been on holiday in San Sebastian, Spain ! I lived in Donegal and know the town well. Personally I would stay at the Mill Park Hotel and either drive the short... More
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