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Main Street N67, Lisdoonvarna V95VY5A Ireland
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#12 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Lisdoonvarna
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The Irish Arms is a small family run Pub, Restaurant and B & B situated in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. All of our spacious rooms are tastefully decorated, and we try our best to offer our guests all of the comforts they would be accustomed to at home. We have single, twin, and double rooms available. This landmark pub has been owned and run since 1990 by The McNamara Family. Our varied food Menu caters for most tastes, with a strong leaning towards Traditional Irish Food. We serve Soups and Chowders, Seafood and Steaks, as well as our famous Bacon & Cabbage, and Beef in Guinness Stew. Lisdoonvarna itself is famous for its Sulpur Spa Wells and the September Matchmaking Festival, not to mention the song by Christy Moore. We are an ideal place to stay while visiting North Clare's many famous tourist attractions, such as The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher, The Ailwee and Doolin Caves, and Aran Island Ferries (Discount for guests) all a short 10 minute drive away. We are conveniently located at the top of the town on the main Galway Road (N67) and only 200 metres from Lisdoonvarna Town Centre. We look forward to seeing you soon at The Irish Arms soon!!
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Kabuta wrote a review Sep 2017
London, United Kingdom239 contributions109 helpful votes
Went here to visit friends for Lunch who we all ready inside, door man said "you not coming in, fully booked", I explained that I have friends inside waiting for me but still he said"fully booked, on you way". Phoned my friends inside and they said it was half empty, they left and we went elsewhere. Management need to address this urgently ! I had seen reviews simlar to this also complaining about the door man but they seemed to have disappeared ?? Truth and honest reviews hurt maybe ??
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Pat S wrote a review Aug 2017
Cork, Ireland21 contributions2 helpful votes
I visited this bar last year and enjoyed my visit. This year not the same, I ordered a pint of Guinness and it was good, then I ordered the seafood chowder it seemed to have been reheated in a microwave and burned the roof of my mouth, it was uncomfortable for a few days. I noticed the barman, he was tallish and thin but he was resting his foot with shoe on the mat where the glasses were drying, not very hygienic I thought and will give it skip the next time.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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David G wrote a review Aug 2017
Tenerife, Spain21 contributions11 helpful votes
Nice enough bar but the food left a lot to be desired three of us had fish and chips the fish was tiny frozen fish portion totally over cooked hard to cut and chew the best meal by far was boiled ham cabbage and potatoes
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NurseMama25 wrote a review Jul 2017
Beckley, West Virginia205 contributions106 helpful votes
Stopped in on a rainy afternoon for lunch. Cosy atmosphere. Ordered a burger, lasagna, salmon salad, and chicken nuggets. Everyone was happy with their choices and eaten well. The little said up in entering, "It smells good in here". The reply from our greeter replied, "Because it's all good here". We agreed.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Germanwildman wrote a review Apr 2017
Cologne, Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
A good and nice place to have a Irish Guinness. If coming to this town it is a place we can say is one to go to. Friendly to me and my wife as a foreign man and woman. Did not eat, but drink was fine. Clean yes.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Kate F wrote a review Apr 2017
Cavan, Ireland39 contributions12 helpful votes
Cosy comfortable bar serving food. Caters for small kids. Staff very friendly and helpful. Family friendly. Clean facilities. Great selection on menu and on kids menu. Great value for money. Offers free WiFi.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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LuluGirl wrote a review Feb 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii16 contributions2 helpful votes
Cozy little inn situated near the Burren, after a day's outing it was nice to stop by and settle in here, enjoy a pint and warm up with a bowl of yummy hot Guinness stew, some beautiful smoked salmon and vegetable soup. As it was a very cold day, it was nice to sit down and relax with a crackling fire and good Irish company. We didn't stay in the hotel as we were just passing through the town, but it looked like it was very nice.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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geofflucas wrote a review Aug 2016
Waterloo, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
First off, I'm a foodie. When I travelled to Ireland last year I had a long list of restaurants and pubs to visit that I had researched for nearly a year in advance. I had a pint of Guinness at all of the popular spots (Brazen Head, The Long Hall, Guinness Brewery, and MANY more). The single best pint I had on my entire trip was at The Irish Arms in Lisdoonvarna. My travel buddy also agreed that it was the best. The host was incredibly friendly and talkative, and the Bangers N Mash I had was also incredible. I would absolutely recommend stopping by this place if you're near the area.
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paul B wrote a review Aug 2016
Reading, Massachusetts1291 contributions233 helpful votes
Sean and his family run a wonderful pub right in the heart of Lisdoonvarna. It serves great food and it has the best soups and stews in Ireland. I would venture to say, one of the best stews I've ever had. The vegetable soup is wonderful. Expect your meal to be served by a great staff or Sean himself. Do not hesitate to enjoy the bar and food. If there for the Match Maker, worth the stop in. We love the Irish welcome! GO PATS!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bill S wrote a review Aug 2016
Irmo, South Carolina72 contributions24 helpful votes
This was the best beef and Guinness stew that I have had since coming to Ireland. Wife had fish and chip which were very crunchy the way we like it. Very friendly staff. Close to the Doolin Ferry and cliffs of Moher boat trips. Serve food all day. Mostly Irish pub food
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenLisdoonvarna
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Irish Arms
Which popular attractions are close to The Irish Arms?
Nearby attractions include Burren Smokehouse (0.2 km), The Roadside Tavern (0.1 km), and The Market Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Irish Arms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Irish Arms?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Irish Arms?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Irish Arms?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Roadside Tavern, Sheedy's Hotel & Restaurant, and The Burren Storehouse.
Is The Irish Arms located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Lisdoonvarna.
Are there any historical sites close to The Irish Arms?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poulnabrone Dolmen (10.2 km), Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations (10.3 km), and O'Brien's Tower (11.2 km).