According to a Sunday World study in 2017 these are top 10 Irish towns with the most pubs per person:
- Liscannor, Clare
- Feakle, Clare
- Lifford, Donegal
- Waterville, Kerry
- Doonbeg, Clare
- Castlegregory, Kerry
- Cong, Mayo
- Knocktopher, Kilkenny
- Ballyvaughan, Clare
- Sneem, Kerry
There are three Kerry Towns with Most Pubs per Resident in the Irish top 10:
Waterville, Castlegregory and Sneem.
Here are some of the best pubs in WatervilleWaterville:
The Fisherman’s Bar: Great food and drink and good atmosphere. Great seafood chowder.
The Lobster: Very popular with locals and tourist. Good food menu.
O’Dwyer’s The Villa: Known locally as Micko’s , owned by legendary Kerry footballer and manager Mick O’Dwyer.
The Lough Bar at Sea Lodge Hotel: Pleasant views while sampling wines, craft beers, whiskies, barista coffee or a cocktail from the Gin Bar.
Here are some of the pubs in Castlegregory:
Ned Natterjack’s: A quirky pub with regular live music listed in Ireland’s top 20 pubs by The Guardian newspaper.
Maurice Fitzgerald’s Bar & Hostel: Pub, Cafe and Hostel popular with locals and visitors.
The Green Room Bar: A lively pub in the Summer in The Maharees just outside Castlegregory.
Spillane’s Bar & Restaurant: Gastro Pub in Maharees with great seafood & steaks
Sneem has some great pubs. Here are a few:
The Blue Bull: Also a fine restaurant – a favourite of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Dan Murphy’s Pub: A popular spot for music and the craic. Tables outside with ‘The Stone Outside Dan Murphy’s Door’
D O’Shea’s Bar: A great traditional pub for drink, music, sport and food.
If you like to explore pubs on your vacation you will be spoilt for choice in these three towns in Kerry.
Tóg bog é! Drink responsibly!