We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ceili House Bar

Front Street, Ardara, Ireland
+353 74 954 1980
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Great place for live music

If you are looking for a relaxing and fun evening with some live music this is a great place to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NimpFH
,
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Friendly pub great staff

Loved this place the staff were so friendly and made us very welcome. Sat with the musicians and... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Mariepmwigan
,
Bolton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 37 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Ceili House Bar is a Traditional Irish Music bar in the beautiful coastal Heritage Town of Ardara, Co. Donegal. We have nightly sessions through-out the summer months starting at 9.30Pm and everyone is welcome to join in. Weekend sessions run in Winter months. Accommodation also available. 1 Bedroom Self-catering Apartment which sleeps 3+ Conveniently located in the village, close to restaurants, shops and pubs. €45 Per night Call or Email for booking enquiries.
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good2%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great music” (5 reviews)
“live music” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
LOCATION
Front Street, Ardara, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 74 954 1980
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (37)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"great music"
in 5 reviews
"live music"
in 3 reviews
"friendly locals"
in 2 reviews
"irish music"
in 2 reviews
"ceili"
in 9 reviews
"sean"
in 8 reviews
"musicians"
in 9 reviews
"craic"
in 8 reviews
"pint"
in 5 reviews
"banjo"
in 2 reviews
"fiddle"
in 2 reviews
"ireland"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing and fun evening with some live music this is a great place to visit. It provides a very welcoming atmosphere where the music gets everyone interacting with each other. We thoroughly enjoy coming here when we visit Ardara.

Thank NimpFH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Loved this place the staff were so friendly and made us very welcome. Sat with the musicians and had a great chat over a great pint of Guinness. Would highly recommended for a warm Irish welcome.

Thank Mariepmwigan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We travelled all around Ireland in 2 weeks and this was our favourite pub stop! Owen was very welcoming and fun to chat with. We enjoyed his guitar playing and singing with his sidekick playing the fiddle at night. Also enjoyed chatting with the locals...More

Thank Leigh V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for the music, doesn't start till after 9:30 (or after the football, which ever is sooner), it was open mic night and the entertainment was great. Thoroughly recommend this place.

Thank yvettemb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The owner Sean and his son Owen play guitar and banjo together and they are wonderful. Very inviting atmosphere and all singers and musicians are encouraged to join in.

Thank Susan D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Today was my birthday and the 10 of us had a great time listening to Irish folk music and talking to the locals. You have to come before 10 pm otherwise the space to sit can be rather scarce. The barman Cathal was really nice...More

1  Thank 658annmarier
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This was our first night in Adara. ate at Nancy,s then across the road To the Ceili House bar for music and drinks. Great atmosphere Great traditional Irish music. Father and son playing together were excellent

Thank Neil S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Friendly locals and tourists all gathered for great music. If you are in the area at all, you must stop and listen to the talented musician(s).

Thank Naomi M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
43
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Always a good welcome and a load of Craic! Music is always fantastic and a good irish insult is never far away 😊

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Please put this one on your pub crawl list if you enjoy trad. Father and son team of Sean and Eoin Kearns welcome singers and musicians to join them for a set. Had a grand time and made some friends

Thank Barbara K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Ardara Hotels
Nesbitt Arms Hotel
359 reviews
.15 km away
Lake House Country Hotel
95 reviews
8.39 km away
Avalon Guest House
86 reviews
9.05 km away
Highlands Hotel
158 reviews
9.15 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sheila's Coffee and Cream
134 reviews
.12 km away
Nancy's
500 reviews
.05 km away
Nancy's
140 reviews
.03 km away
Charlie's West End Cafe
144 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Corner House
61 reviews
.14 km away
Eddie Doherty Tweed
45 reviews
.24 km away
Nancy's Bar
76 reviews
.05 km away
Triona Design
70 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Ceili House Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor