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The Ceili House Bar

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Great spot

Visited in a group of 16 mixed with adults & kids.. Fantastic friendly staff , Great music.. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Nicola B
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Good place for real Irish traditional music, sessions and drinks

Great place to enjoy Irish traditional music and join a session if you are a musician. Authentic... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Ralf S
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“live music”(3 reviews)
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...more
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Front Street, Ardara, Ireland
+353 74 954 1980
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Visited in a group of 16 mixed with adults & kids.. Fantastic friendly staff , Great music.. Lovely selections of Gins 👍👍 We got a very warm welcome. We will visit again..

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to enjoy Irish traditional music and join a session if you are a musician. Authentic atmosphere and good Craig. Sean and Eoin who hosted the session are excellent musicians and found a good balance between playing driving Jigs and Reels for the audience,...More

Thank Ralf S
Reviewed 27 June 2018 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
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
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
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
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
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

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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
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
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