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Callans Bar & Restaurant

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Philipstown, Hackballcross
Co. Louth
Tel: +353 (0) 42 937 7246
Proprietor: Garrett & Maretta Callan

Callans is a thriving family-run bar and restaurant with a long-standing reputation for good music and loyal customers. This Irish pub gives a homely relaxed feeling to all those who visit.

In 2003 the bar underwent a major transformation, which saw the establishment of the renowned restaurant that succeeds in drawing customers from far and near. The decor is a blend of natural stone and beautifully carved wood, which adds to the homely feel.

Coolera House

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Knocknahur South,
Co. Sligo
Tel: +353 (0) 71 916877 / 9168207
Proprietor: Michael Woods

Coolera House has long been one of the better-known pubs and venues in the North West. Throughout the l970’s and early 80’s Coolera House was infamous for its wild nights and musical reputation.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa

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Lough Atalia Road
Galway City
Co. Galway
Tel: +353 (0) 91 538300

You are guaranteed the best of all worlds when you stay at the luxurious four star Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway. One of the finest Galway Hotels with scenic Galway Bay views, luxury city centre hotel accommodation, excellent food, world class spirit one spaleisure facilities, superb conference & meeting venue and elegant wedding facilities.

Ideally located on the waterfront of Lough Atalia and overlooking Galway Bay, the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway & spirit one spa is only a few minutes walk to the buzzing Galway city centre and only a 2 hour drive from Dublin and 1 hour transfer from Shannon & Knock airports.

Eugene's Bar

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33 Shandon Street
Cork City
Co. Cork
Tel: +353 (0) 21 4399749
Proprietor: Eugene O'Connell

Eugene's Bar is a traditional, friendly, family run business.  The pub is located in the historic Shandon area and is just 5 minutes walk from Cork City Centre.

Eugene's Bar was the winner of Best Pub Front in Cork City in 2005.


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The Abbey Lodge
Dublin Road

Tel: +353 (0) 1 627 2455

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Live Music

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The White House
Pearse Street

Tel: +353 (0) 21 4772125

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Beer Garden

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Paris Texas Bar and Smokehouse
92 High Street
Kilkenny City

Tel: +353 (0) 56 7761822

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Function Room

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Murphys Bar


Tel: +353 (0) 45 891014

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The VFI is a strong National Trade Association for pubs outside the greater Dublin area. We work on our members' behalf to promote and protect their interests and give advice to members on topics such as licensing laws, employment legislation, planning matters and much more.

Many of our members are featured on this website, so if you’re looking for a genuine Irish pub we have a pub that will cater for your needs. Irish pubs have been replicated worldwide – but the best of them are here in Ireland.

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