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This Dingle pub is a hardware shop, a bike rental - and an absolute gem

A trad session and a hammer, please.

Foxy John's, a bar, hardware shop and bike rental all in one! #onlyinireland

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THE CLASSIC IRISH pub tradition of including a hardware shop, a grocery store or an undertakers all under the one roof seems to be a dying trend.

But one place that keeps the tradition alive is Foxy John’s pub in Dingle, County Kerry.

They roll a hardware shop and a bike hire into the traditional pub setting – and it’s even on the sign

What else do you need from a shop? #beer #hardware #cycling #dingle #Kerry #ireland #foxyjohns

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And it’s beloved by visitors and locals alike

Because it’s not often you’ll get a pint in such a ridiculously traditional setting

Lock ins in a hardware shop pub? #dingle #newyears #foxyjohns 🍺

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And the trad sessions only add to the atmosphere

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Half the conversation could be taken up by things you spot on the walls

#pints #coorslight #dingle #weekend #foxyjohns #hardware #pub 😎

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Foxy John’s was chosen for the Star Wars wrap party earlier in the year too – they know a good pub when they see one

As one Yelp review put it, Foxy John’s is a “wonderful example of Irish wit and hospitality

And another drinker noted, “Where else can you purchase a hammer and nails with a pint of beer?”

Foxy's #foxyjohns #dingle #kerry #wildatlanticway

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There’s not too many places, that’s true.

And that’s why Foxy John’s in Dingle is a Kerry treasure worthy of celebrating

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