The Pubs on Inis Oírr

The Pubs on Inis Oírr

Last Updated : 30 May 2023

Inisheer Hotel (Óstán Inis Oírr), Inisheer, County Galway

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Nestled off the coast of Ireland lies Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands. Known for its rugged beauty and traditional Irish culture, Inis Oírr has become a popular destination for tourists seeking an authentic Irish experience. And what could be more authentic than a visit to the local pubs?

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the pubs on Inis Oírr and explore what makes them so special. From live music sessions and cold beer to a warm open fire and friendly locals, these pubs offer a glimpse into the heart of Irish hospitality. So grab a pint of Guinness, pull up a chair, and join us on a tour of the pubs on Inis Oirr… craic awaits !!

Visit the Aran Islands for Good Food & more…

Food lovers visiting Inis Oírr / Inisheer are in for a treat, as the island’s dining scene offers a style of cooking that’s sure to satisfy any palate. It’s characterized by the use of traditional ingredients and local flavours, but with a modern twist that creates wholesome and delicious dishes.

Fresh vegetables, meat, sea fish, shellfish, traditional breads, local cheeses and other local artisan produces are all staples of the island’s cuisine. And of course, the ubiquitous Irish potato is never far from the menu, featuring in a variety of dishes including the popular island breads.

Whether you prefer restaurants, tea-rooms, or traditional pubs, you’ll find a dining option to suit your taste within easy walking distance of your accommodation. So be sure to explore the island’s dining scene and savor the unique flavors of Inis Oirr.

Óstan Inis Oírr (Hotel Bar)

Óstán Inis Oírr is a true hidden gem, offering a charming escape to a simpler time, creating a peaceful atmosphere that allows visitors to unwind and forget about the hustle and bustle of modern life. The hotel itself exudes a cosy interior and the staff are always welcoming and friendly.

This family-run business is rich in history and tradition, embodying the spirit of island life. It offers a safe haven for exploring the natural and cultural heritage of the island, a paradise for outdoor hikes and adventures. And when it comes to dining, the hotel offers a range of local artisan produces and tasty food, including fresh seafood, fresh vegetables Irish fare and traditional breads.

The Inis Oirr Hotel is the perfect place to experience the Wild Atlantic Way, with its abundance of character, charm, and culture. The hotel has been recognized with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Faílte Ireland approval, cementing its reputation as one of the finest places to stay on Inis Oírr.

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Tigh Ruairí (Rory’s) Bar

Tigh Ruairí, also known as Rory’s Bar, is one of the must-visit pubs of the Aran Islands, where visitors are greeted with a warm, sincere welcome, during the summer months. The bar and lounge offer an impressive selection of good food and drink, along with traditional live music and an unbeatable pint.

At Tigh Ruairí, you can indulge in delicious, traditional home cooking is on the menu, including a range of bar food and snacks. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a hearty meal, the pub has something for everyone. It’s also an ideal venue for wedding parties of 40-60 people, and they offer catering for dinner groups, ensuring that everyone can enjoy their hospitality and experience the best of Inis Oírr.

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Tigh Ruairí (Rory’s) Bar - Pubs on Inis Oírr


Tigh Ned Seafood Pub

For a taste of traditional family-run hospitality, Tigh Ned is a must-visit seafood pub, conveniently located just a short walk from the harbour, in the main village, where the Doolin Ferry arrives. During the summer months, the pub serves lunch daily, featuring daily specials that include locally caught crab and lobster.

But what truly sets Tigh Ned apart is the beer garden, which offers stunning views of the Atlantic, Galway Bay, and the Clare coastline. It’s the perfect place to while away an afternoon, enjoying the scenery and soaking up the authentic Irish atmosphere. So be sure to add Tigh Ned to your list of must-visit pubs on Inis Oírr.

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Tigh Ned Seafood Pub - Pubs on Inis Oírr


Visit the Pubs on Inis Oírr – Great Food, Great Drink, Great Locals

The 3 Inis Oírr pubs offer a unique and authentic experience that reflects the island’s rich culture and history, the equal of anything found on Inis Mor. From traditional family-run seafood pubs to cosy bars and lounges, each establishment offers visitors a warm welcome and an opportunity to immerse themselves in the island’s vibrant atmosphere, and of course, music. And when it comes to dining, Inis Oírr delivers a delicious and wholesome style of cooking that’s sure to satisfy any palate.

So whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventure-filled vacation, be sure to add Inis Oírr to your list, book the Doolin Ferry and experience the magic of the Aran Islands for yourself. And don’t forget to book your Wanderly Wagon Tour…


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