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13 Irish coffees to sample before you die

Irish up that coffee.

IRISH COFFEE WAS named after us, so surely we do some of the best.

In no particular order…

1. The Stage Door Cafe, Dublin

Heading to Temple Bar for an Irish coffee? Stay away from the usual tourist traps and head straight to The Stage Door. Their Irish coffees are delicious AND they give you massive mugs of the stuff. Their little street terrace is the perfect place to sit and watch the city go by.

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2. O’Donoghue’s, Dublin

This Suffolk Street spot is always crowded on match days, but it really comes alive on chilly evenings in the smoking area with their fabulously traditional Irish coffee. No messin’ here, just generous measures and a good hayping of fresh cream.

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3. Nancy’s, Donegal

Nancy’s Bar in Ardara is literally like someone’s home. The coffee itself is nothing spectacular, but it’s just like your mammy would make them. Try a slice of their excellent Guinness chocolate cake with it.

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4. The Red Fox Inn, Kerry

So, it’s a tourist haven, but their Irish coffee is tough to beat. They also do the best Bailey’s coffee in the kingdom.

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5. O’Sullivans, Dublin

One of Dublin’s best cup of Irish coffees in the most traditional of surroundings. This Westmoreland Street spot is well worth a pit stop to warm up while waiting for the bus.

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6. Chapter One, Dublin

The ultimate posh Irish coffee. They make it at your table, heating up the sugar on a flame, throwing in the whiskey and covering it all in coffee. Even if you don’t like the taste of it, the smell will be enough to send you over the top.

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7. Hannigan’s Bar, Killarney

Hannigan’s has a lot going for it, but it’s the Irish coffee that takes the biscuit. By that, we mean you get a little coffee biscuit with it, and a dollop of chocolate. Always excellent, every time.

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8. Aunty Lena’s, Limerick

This is Adare’s finest cup of Irish coffee, and there’s no better place to be on a miserable day.

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9. Garavan’s Bar, Galway

One of Galway’s finest whiskey bars, their Irish coffees don’t disappoint either. They have the art of the Irish coffee pour down to a tee and don’t mess around with shabby ingredients. One to taste if you’re one of high standards…

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10. The Brazen Head, Dublin

Many call it Dublin’s finest Irish coffee, and for good reason. These lads have been serving up traditional Irish coffees since before you were born, and there’s no better and cosier place to enjoy it.

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11. The Abbey Tavern, Howth

Live music, toasty fire, and a creamy Irish coffee to beat the best of em. What’s not to love?

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12. Sean’s Bar, Athlone

Holds the Guinness World record for the oldest pub in Ireland, and the Athlone Irish Coffee Record for best in show… we assume.

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13. Slattery’s, Dublin

Capel Street’s Slattery’s promise to serve you up one of the best Irish coffee’s in the city, and they keep it every time.

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