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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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Hours:
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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Great friendly Traditional Music Pub

The only pub in Donegal Town to have live music every night, this is a great place to visit. I am reliably informed by my friend that the Guinness is very good. The walls of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nuala O
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only pub in Donegal Town to have live music every night, this is a great place to visit. I am reliably informed by my friend that the Guinness is very good. The walls of the pub are filled with photos, artefacts and history. Warm atmosphere and warm fire too. Great friendly staff and well worth at least one visit... More 

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Glasgow Uk
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I visit Donegal town, a visit here is a MUST!! It's always busy and everyone is friendly- you meet people from so many different countries The owners are so helpful and look after you well The musicians are fabulous And the dancing is great- even though there is no dance floor- it's that kind of place!! If you... More 

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Thank roseannefearon
San Mateo, California
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first Irish pub experience after arriving in Ireland the day prior. Very fun, cozy pub and the music was so much fun to listen to! Met some very nice people, everyone was easy to talk to. I definitely recommend this place! Donegal is such a cool town!

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Thank Christine B
Derby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited whilst on a short break with a friend. Made to feel very welcome, excellent music, landlord very friendly.

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Thank nickthejap
Shawnee, Kansas
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was referred here by the hotel front desk. Small place but we got a seat before the music started. The drinks were reasonable $$ and the music was good. I have included a picture of Pat. He asked me where I was from 2 x in 3 minutes. He was a wee bit drunk and had to shake the band... More 

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Thank lecuru
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the music and craic in this pub.If you like traditional or folk music this is the place to visit when in Donegal town.Musicians come on about 9.30 and in no time the place is buzzing. It has music every night of the week ,great spot

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Thank mary m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went for a few drinks on paddy's day! Band was brilliant. Bar was full which added more atmosphere and craic.

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Thank Ashley131
Holyhead, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We went here twice - for a couple of drinks expecting one of the best music pubs in Ireland. After all the reviews and status this pub gets we were really disappointed on our first visit. From the outside it looks great, a beautiful stained glass name sign. Inside it's had a renovation which is perhaps done for practicality. There... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We found this place by accident while having dinner in Donegal. We wandered in looking for food and were told they'd have music at 9 so stopped back after dinner. No one batted an eye at our 8 year old boy sitting on a stool next to the musicians. Seems like an authentic place with real people doing what they... More 

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Thank Stacie P
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great place with music every night and an interesting traditional irish crowd. Brilliant night and different each night. best pub in town.

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