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Here it is... a list of Ireland's best beer gardens*

*According to you

WAS THERE EVER a better day created for installing yourself in a beer garden than today?

It’s almost the weekend, and there is a sense of urgency in grasping onto these rays of sunshine before they are a distant memory and we’re peeling under our jumpers.

We’re asked you what you consider to be the best beer gardens in the country and have put together a list, not necessarily definitive but definitely educated.

Is your favourite here?

Electric Garden, Galway

Nominated by @Lemon_Blondie

via @FactoryGalway

Bunny Connellan’s, Myrtleville, Cork

Nominated by Joe Spillane

Not only a fabulous beer garden but an amazing view of the entrance to Cork harbour.


Jack Meades, Waterford

Nominated by Alan Ruane

via Jack Meades on Facebook

Old School House, Swords, Dublin

Nominated by David O’Brien who calls it a:

… great little spot!

via Old School House on Facebook

College Bar, Galway

Nominted by NUIG Students Union

The Swagman, Sligo

Nominated by David McGurrin

The Bernard Shaw, Dublin

Nominated by @angeliclestat and Shauna McDaniel, who says:

I have to admit I LOVE The Bernard Shaw in Dublin #beer #cocktails #pool #graffiti #music#pizza #abigbus

via @TheBernardShaw

The Barge Pub (Charlemont Lock), Dublin

Nominated by Colin Maunsell

via Photocall Ireland

Nancy Blakes, Limerick

Nominated by Patrick Corbett

via Trip Advisor

Dinn Rí, Carlow

Nominated by Avril McCarthy


Tom Barry’s, Cork

Nominated by Joe O’Shea

Via Tom Barry’s on Facebook

Cottage Bar, Letterkenny

Nominated by Seán O’Cheafarcaigh who says:

It”s small but great craic!

via Flickr/Slosada

Well, do you agree? Are these the best beer gardens in the land or do you want to speak up for your favourite?

Let us know in the comments section or send us a picture of your favourite spot @DailyEdge or

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Emer McLysaght

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