J. Curran's Shop Bar
J. Curran's Shop Bar
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Louise Carey
1 contribution
Aug 2023
Best pub I have ever been in. Great hosts and locals. Lovely old bar. Great to hear the Irish spoken
Written 20 August 2023
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U2fan
68 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Food for six of us was nice. Above average. Would go again. Service very good and staff very friendly. For any Peig Sayers followers then this place was where she was in aimsir!!
Written 14 August 2021
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Anna
Ireland12 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Very disorganised and unable to confirm reservation. Food was provided by global market, expensive for takeaway and was only ok. Table service was very poor.
Written 21 August 2020
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DEire
Dubai, United Arab Emirates93 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We spent 2 nights in Dingle and had a few drinks in this wonderful pub both nights. It's got great character and the hot ports I ordered were very much needed as the temps outside in mid decemenber were a little shocking to us having arrived from the middle east. The chats we had with the barkeep Ronan really made our evening. Great fun, banter and laughs. It's a real locals pub and we really enjoyed our visit and found everyone very friendly. Can't wait to go back.
Written 18 December 2019
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hjg33
Mequon, WI107 contributions
Aug 2019
We had a list of places we wanted to visit after watching the documentary, "The Irish Pub". J. Curran was on the list. We walked in to an empty pub, strangely familiar to what we saw on the video down to the hats for sale, photo of James Mitchum, and J. Curran himself behind the bar. We were the only ones in there and spoke to Mr. Curran for the better part of an hour and it was a delightful visit. This is one of those pubs that stays relevant by ignoring change--no redecorating, no modernizing, no TV--just as sincere and honest as it was for his father and will be for his son. Spending time there and listening to stories from Mr. Curran was one of the absolute highlights of our time in Ireland.
Written 16 October 2019
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youknowwho
71 contributions
Sep 2019
If you haven't been in Curran's before or heard of it, you may be in for a surprise when you walk in! Not much has changed in the place since it has been first built, however they still serve the best pints around!
Written 25 September 2019
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Michael S
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
Aug 2019
Quick review.
I love a pint of the dark stuff! Every time I visit Ireland I'm always searching for the perfect pint. On recent trip I tried about 20 pubs in Dingle and this was the place that came on top. Also it a cool as can be real deal Irish pub.
Written 3 September 2019
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speedway1997
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
After watching the documentary The Irish Pub I really wanted to visit one of the pubs in this film. Since our group tour was going to Dingle I had it planned to visit J Currans. When my wife and I walked in it was rather quite and a little awkward at first because it was only locals who were having a pint and idle conversation. I ordered a pint and my wife ordered a glass of wine and I started a conversation with James Curran and told him I had watched the documentary several times. We had bought a little Texas Boot magnet from back home and brought it with us to give to Mr Curran. As soon as I gave it to him he lit up and that set the mood for the rest of our short stay. We were joking and carrying on conversations with the locals. They all seem to relate Texas to Dallas and Jr. Ewing. Lol One of the locals said everything is bigger in Texas and my wife with her quick wit says yes except him, meaning me since I am only 5 foot 6 they all got a big laugh. I walked out of the pub with a big grin and my heart full. This was a memory I will never forget.
Written 1 August 2019
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Dave B
Warrington, UK16 contributions
Jun 2019
Had to try a pint in Curran’s after looking it up before our trip and watching the Irish Pub dvd which the pub features in.

Probably the finest pint(s) of Guinness I had over our 2 week tour. Great craic and experience with a warm welcome from James and the locals!!
Written 8 June 2019
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Michael B
14 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
J. Currans pub is situated on the main street in Dingle, it is an old style public house and hasn't changed in years. It's a great place to get a decent pint and have a chat, be it with the owner behind the bar or some of the locals or visitors that drop in.
Written 4 June 2019
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