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11 of the best pub names around Ireland

We want to have a pint in all of these.

WE’RE FAMOUS IN Ireland for our fine quality pubs, and deservedly so.

And when we combine them with our own unique wit, some fantastic pub names are born. Here are the best we could find from around the country:

Camán Inn

camaninn Source: Google Street View

A very welcoming pub in Delvin, Westmeath.

Fighting Cocks

fightingcocks Source: Google Street View

The best pub name in all of Carlow.

The Swan Inn

swaninn Source: Google Street View

Right in the heart of The Swan village in Laois, you can always enter here in a casual fashion.

The Drunken Duck

drunkenduck Source: Google Street View

This Inishowen institution has sadly been closed for a couple of years now, but its long-held reputation lives on in the pantheon of great Irish pub names.

The Dying Cow

Dying Cow Pub Stranakelly Source: Wikimedia

A popular haunt in Tinahely, Wicklow – The Dying Cow pub has a popular following on Facebook.

The Wander Inn

wanderinn Source: Google Street View

You probably won’t plan to go here when you’re in Kenmare, Kerry but you might… oh, forget it.

The Blue Loo

blueloo Source: Google Street View

Situated right on the main street in Glengarriff, Cork – this is just delightful.

Stoop Your Head

stoopyourhead Source: GoogleStreetView

Self explanatory. People have been burned in the past by not heeding its advice.

The Squealing Pig

squealingpig Source: GoogleStreetView

Such an emotive image. If you’re in Mongahan, you have to have a pint in the Pig.

The Glyde Inn

glydeinn Source: Google Street View

You would be smoothly walking into this bar and restaurant in Louth, anyway.

The Cock Tavern

cocktavern Source: Google Street View

Swords’ finest tavern. No sniggering in the back.

Where have we missed? Does your local have a brilliant name that deserves inclusion? Let us know in the comments.

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David Elkin

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