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Deceiving from the outside but once inside your made feel part of the Irish family where the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paulo D
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Dublin, Ireland
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Great atmosphere!!

Warm, inviting atmosphere. Extremely friendly bartender. Highly recommend. A return visit is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jeg22018
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deceiving from the outside but once inside your made feel part of the Irish family where the conversations flow as easy as the beer. Excellent host Barman makes everyone welcome.

Thank Paulo D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm, inviting atmosphere. Extremely friendly bartender. Highly recommend. A return visit is a must!

Thank jeg22018
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Nice wee pub full of character hidden across the bridge next to the river will visit again hopefully next year and a good pint of Guinness cheers

Thank app4k01ubstm42quc578
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I'll start with the decoration, lots of historical artefacts with the eye catching something different every few minutes, I enjoyed our drinks and we chatted to the owner who was both engaging and very forthcoming with tales of the past. Husband also said pints are...More

Thank dahubbz
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

This bar is very eye-catching....from the half doors as you enter to all the amazing memorabilia inside. The owner was very friendly and full of interesting stories. We loved our visit here. Don't miss it when you're in Donegal town.

Thank JillLaois
Reviewed June 19, 2018

When entering this pub you are stepping back in time! It is crammed full of interesting Artifacts and the landlord gave me a history of this quaint but historic building.The ale is very good too.-If you stay at the Gateway do yourself a favour and...More

Thank rickarch
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

A warm and cozy little place that was thoroughly enjoyed by us. A truly authentic experience complete with a wonderful family running it

Thank PinkTravel1910
Reviewed December 9, 2017

It's a very comfortable atmosphere, low-key with lots of local patrons and a good share of visitors who are looking for a quiet setting

Thank CharlieMcGrane
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Our taxi driver from The Donegal Manor recommended this pub - and it was amazing. we went in early before dinner and were luckily enough to be the only ones in there at first so we got a great look around the eclectic collections of...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

My friends and I stopped in The Forge on our first night in Donegal Town. We were fortunate to meet Joe Sweeney, owner and perfect pint pourer!! Through Joe and his kids (who work the bar many nights) you felt most welcome. The place is...More

1  Thank Paul F
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