We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great Traditional Pub and Music

Even as a tourist we felt welcomed. The staff took the time to introduce themselves and explain the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Quintessential Irish Pub

We had the pleasure of visiting this lovely pub as part of a recent group tour of Ireland. This was... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Denise A
Zionsville, In
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (26)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great pub”(2 reviews)
“bar staff”(2 reviews)
“instruments”(2 reviews)
The traditional Bar with its beautiful black oak backdrop has a warm welcoming feel. The open fire with its log and turf blaze catches the eye of the weary stranger and local alike. Called the Guinness House O Donnells is renowned for its Guinness...more
Main St., Cliffoney, Ireland
+353 71 916 6421
Improve This Listing
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great pub bar staff instruments jokes craic guinness ireland
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Even as a tourist we felt welcomed. The staff took the time to introduce themselves and explain the selection of beers. The musician was local and had a lot of energy, delightful tunes and jokes. He encouraged the entire room to sing out and clap...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank travelbob1
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We had the pleasure of visiting this lovely pub as part of a recent group tour of Ireland. This was an optional tour through our tour company and was money well spent. We visited there one afternoon and enjoyed stellar service by Annette and lively...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Denise A
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

A group of us spent an hour or so at this local pub. The entertainment was a guy who played quite a few instruments and told jokes. Lots of laughs and great relaxing time!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rita R
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We stopped here on a bus tour for a "traditional Irish pub" night. We were not disappointed. There was live music which was excellent. We were encouraged to sing along. My sister and I sat at the bar, as our group packed the place. We...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 652jeniferw
Reviewed June 21, 2018

One of those little gems that you find in Ireland that ooze charm and atmosphere. Has billiard table in the back.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 778sb1979
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Great pub. Good friendly atmosphere. Great pint of Guinness. Nice comfortable snug. Bar staff and service is excellent. All in all can’t fault.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank mervyn221
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Always a craic here. Surprised to find a Pool table and this is a big plus and should be advertised because you wouldn't know it's there. Clean larger/beer. It's nice to see a venue take pride and clean the beer lines (obviously weekly) as it's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank branston1234
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We recently stayed three nights nearby at the wonderful Castle View B&B. Came all three nights to this pub. Nice bar staff, two sisters who reside nearby, were friendly and professional. Saw some fine live Irish music. Walked to the nearby Harrison's for late dinner....More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank eddie729
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a pint before going to see a local play. Lovely pint, nice staff and a roaring open fire. Walls adorned with pictures and memorabilia. Board games available too. Well worth a pit stop.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank harp2715
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

The pub ticks all the boxes if its authenticity and atmosphere you're after! Nice barstaff, really friendly owner, and very clean. Gorgeous open fire adds to ambiance

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank 334megr
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Markree Castle
49 reviews
2.36 km away
Castle Dargan
1,348 reviews
3.90 km away
Sligo Park Hotel
1,333 reviews
7.85 km away
Sligo Southern Hotel
786 reviews
9.68 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
58 reviews
.06 km away
The gourmet parlour at the village food fair collooney
34 reviews
.88 km away
Treanors Daybreak & Coffee Loft
109 reviews
3.03 km away
Hot Rods
44 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
Sligo Folk Park
42 reviews
3.06 km away
134 reviews
5.21 km away
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
475 reviews
7.56 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from O'Donnell's Pub staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines