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O'Loclainn's Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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R477, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+335 65 7077006
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

lovely old pub with long history and great whiskey selection but well worth visit even if not whiskey drinker

Thank John M
Western Springs, Illinois, Usa
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Margaret & Peter are great owners of this Pub, with its long history. It's place where the local come and acknowledge and engage this tourist on a holiday from America. A great Place!

2 Thank Terry S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had 3 great nights in this establishment! The land lady Margret made us feel so welcome. Great authentic Irish pub that serve a great pint a must visit if your in Ballyvaughan Greeting from Paul & Breeeda We will be back

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Fantastic selection of whiskies from all over the world! Warm and inviting, it's a place where the locals love to gather. Quarters are a little cramped, but my wife and I were able to get seats at the bar. Before our trip to Ireland, we had watched a documentary on Netflix called "The Irish Pub" which featured pubs from all... More 

1 Thank Rich K
Limerick, Ireland
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170 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This pub has a massive amount of character. I always enjoy the atmosphere and the array of characters I meet. The girls behind the bar are friendly and efficient and the pub is clean and well kept. A gem.

1 Thank 186621Johnm
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have visited this pub at least once a year for the last twenty five years or so and my annual trip to Ballyvaughan would not be complete without a creamy pint of Guinness in O'Loughlins. Margaret runs the pub and she is such a great person. The pub has hundreds of whiskeys and she is so knowledgeable about them... More 

1 Thank Gerry M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Atmosphere was wonderful. Bartender/owner is a wonderful Lady. Very social-able and full of tales. She introduces us to a few new cocktails. Hot Whisky was a Favorite

1 Thank Charles F
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My brother and his now wife had their wedding reception here. It was just delightful, full of atmosphere and professionally run. I had to wait just a few minutes for my drink on the house despite the staff catering to around 70 of us descending on the place after the wedding ceremony at the Ballyvaughan Arts centre. During our short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Margaret is the bartender and she has been working 7 days a week from 8:00pm on for the last 10 years. The bar is very cozy and they offer over 500 different kinds of whiskey.

1 Thank Sara L
Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

nice pub a huge display of whiskys quite small but quaint. the snug at the back was really different excellent pint and service

Thank room965789

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R477, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: +335 65 7077006

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?