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Hey world, here are Ireland's oldest pubs that you should definitely visit

You like old pubs? We’ve got old, old pubs.

FORGET YOUR TRENDY bars and faux-vintage dives – Ireland has some positively ancient watering holes that have been serving the masses for centuries.

This gorgeous photo of the 190-year-old Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast has gone viral on Reddit, with people ooh-ing and aahing- over the beautiful snugs:

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The Crown Liquor Saloon was established in 1873, but do you know what? Irish pubs can get a lot older.

Sean’s Bar, Athlone

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Established: 900 AD, dated by the ‘wattle and daub’ walls

In 2004, Guinness World Records listed Sean’s Bar as the oldest pub in Europe. Now for ya.

The Brazen Head, Dublin


Established: 1198

The Brazen Head proclaims itself to be Ireland’s oldest pub, but it’s pipped to the post by Sean’s Bar. Soz, bbz.

Kyteler’s Inn, Kilkenny

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Established: 1263

Grace Neill’s Bar, Donaghadee, Co Down

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Established: 1611 as The King’s Arms

Grace Neill’s is rumoured to be haunted by a ‘restless spirit’ that breaks bottles, switches the lights on and off, and conjures the smell of pipe smoke in the pub.

The Gateway Bar, Cork

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Established: 1698

The Old Thatch, Killeagh, Co Cork

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Established: 1700s

McHugh’s, Belfast

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Established: 1711

The Crosskeys Inn, Toomebridge, Co Antrim

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Established: 1740

More: 21 pubs in Ireland you must visit before you die>

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