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The Reel Inn

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Address: Bridge Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 86 251 2004
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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The Reel Inn is Donegals No.1 venue for live Irish Traditional Music. A...

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.

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At last, great craic

I wanted an evening in an irish pub with great irish folk music and found this gem in Donegal Town. What a great night of friendly entertainment. Thanks for singing 'Galway Shawl... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bradders1038
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I wanted an evening in an irish pub with great irish folk music and found this gem in Donegal Town. What a great night of friendly entertainment. Thanks for singing 'Galway Shawl ' for me. This place is a must visit place for anyone.

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warrenpoint
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in The Central hotel and the barman told us about this pub. A man called Gerry was singing. He was fantastic. The lady serving in the bar was very friendly. We ended up having a really great night. Been in Donegal town loads of times but never knew this pub was there. There is music every night... More 

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coatbridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great music and service and a lovely coal fire which made it lovely and cosy prices are reasonable. .clientele make you very welcome

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Mantoloking, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to go for nightly traditional Irish music! Its a small venue, but that makes the atmosphere even more intimate.

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Thank mike f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great nights craic, the musicians were great & really played to the crowd. They were joined at times by volunteer singers, and managed to accompany most of them! We were lucky that one girl in particular had a great voice! All in all a friendly pub & a great night. Would definitely go back!

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Philly PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to hear some good music while in Donegal and was suggested the Reel Inn. It was good we went both nights we were in town. They even gave our son an opportunity to play both nights. The crown was fun. Marcus behind the bar could not of been any sweeter. A great local crowd. The second day the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy traditional Irish music this place is a must when you are in Donegal. There is music almost every night and visiting musicians and singers are particularly welcome. The music is proper Irish Traditional music and not Country and Western which is often the case. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the "craic" is excellent.

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Thank Ronnie J
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on The Reel and had the best night ever. Typical Irish music with everyone joining in. Brilliant atmosphere and really friendly people. If I'm lucky enough to get anywhere near Donegal again would definitely spend an evening here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific pub for the local craic. Trad music every night with a warm and friendly staff. Local customers are likewise warm to us tourists and made for a few nights of great craic in Donegal. A must visit spot.

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Thank Bunkerhill4343
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bar, friendly staff and localcustomers. Session on Friday evening was good fun. Bar clean and relaxed.

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