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O'Loclainn's Pub

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R477, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+335 65 7077006
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Banfield, Argentina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here I had the first whiskey of my life! A fascinating place to visit, amazing history behind (ask for the menu where the history of the place is written) and the collection of whiskeys there is just unbelievable. Margaret and the girls working there were just amazing and made my evening wonderful. Give a try to the hot whiskey... delicious!!!

Thank 2016crism
Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely pub, specialising in Whiskey. best Irish coffee. great music at weekends. friendly local staff. small so hard to get a seat on a busy night. close to the village but will organise a taxi if you need one.

Thank FidelmaK_13
Arlington, Washington
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in Ballyvaughan we were advised not to miss a visit to O'Locainn's pub. Being one of the O'Loughlin clan I was joined by four friends as we had a great night with the pleasant and welcoming owner Margaret and daughter Eimear. Lots of people from different countries mixed with the locals to make a visit to this pub not... More 

Thank Daveoloc
Hamilton, New Zealand
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening here with hospitable hosts, who demonstrated the fine art of a real Irish coffee. Fascinating small pub with lots of atmosphere.

Thank Katieclem46
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub may be small in size but that is what makes it even more appealing. Traditional Irish pub with heaps of atmosphere. You will not be disappointed in this place and it is great to see that places/bars like this still exist. Put it on your list when in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.

Thank ChristineWhyte
Dublin, Ireland
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub has been the centre of life for the 40 years that I have known Ballyvaughan. Once a hotel, it catered for the likes of lady Gregory and the quality of the water made famous tea. It may or not be open to match the time of your thirst but, when it is, it will assuage all appetites and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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151 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Like traditional pubs? Love whiskey and great beer? Stop whatever you're doing and come see Margaret. She will tell stories, give you a history lesson, and overall, be a wonderful host.

1 Thank Dave E
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Another great weekend spent largely in O'Loclainn's singing many songs. Great welcome again and a huge success. Thanks to Margaret and Peter for the warm welcome, look forward to returning.

Thank Gerallt L
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Always call to this establishment when we're in ballyvaughan.. 5 star..Margaret and her family are very professional and friendly..

Thank Ann B
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

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After-hours, Drinks
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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  • 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?