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Address: 59 - 63 Waterloo Street, Derry BT48 6HD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44 028 71267295
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11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Peadar O'Donnels, the home of Live traditional & contemporary music in...
Peadar O'Donnels, the home of Live traditional & contemporary music in Derry. On our premises we have 3 different bars – Peadar O’Donnells, the Gweedore Bar and Gweedore Upstairs. Peadars is known throughout the world and is a must visit location for the many tourists that flock to Derry in ever increasing numbers. We are famous for, among other things, our live music which is largely organised but has regular impromptu sessions from either local musicians or visiting performers. Whichever of our bars you would like to visit, you are guaranteed a warm welcome, a good time and the best pint of Guinness in Derry!
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The Real Deal

Cool bar with a traditional look and an eclectic decor. Nice vibe across a very diverse range of locals and visitors and a genuinely friendly atmosphere. The traditional live... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Bromboy2014
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Cool bar with a traditional look and an eclectic decor. Nice vibe across a very diverse range of locals and visitors and a genuinely friendly atmosphere. The traditional live music was great - really high quality session accompanied by some spontaneous and extremely energetic dancing! Great conclusion to a great first visit to Derry and I will definitely be back.

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

visited here with family in august the staff was friendly as were the locals. Lovely pint and they have traditional music on who were fantastic lovely place will be seeing more of us now we have moved here :)

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Had two great nights in o Donnells bar in Derry at the weekend,it was packed but staff were well up to looking after the crowd, music was as good as you would get anywhere, but on like Dublin they did not rip of people, keep it up o Donnells hope to be back soon.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great atmosphere, interesting items all over, nice staff and a good pint. Loved it and everyone was so friendly and happy to chat. There are loads of flags on the ceiling; Spain, Germany, Wales, Norway, even Bangladesh, but no English flag. Considering the number of English visitors that go there it would be nice to see the cross of St... More 

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Derry city
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A brilliant traditional Irish pub in the city centre of derry,great live Irish music sessions every night,top class musicians,very friendly bar staff who have a wealth of local knowledge,some great local characters in the pub who will make you feel very welcome A very well run pub,bright and lively P.s the guinness is quality

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Seems to be a popular spot. It was packed but some kind locals made room at a table. Drinks came quickly. The bar has lots of random stuff hanging all over, which gives it a lot of character.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We met family and friends in her for a catch up, brilliant pub with great music, lots of history in here, love it.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You can't go wrong with visit to Peadar O'Donnells Bar. We were recommended by a patron at Badgers. They pour a good pint and provide local entertainment. Sit outside or inside at the bar. Really cool place if you're looking for a traditional Irish bar experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited Peadar O'Donnells for one pub evening at the recommendations of Eli at the Abbey B&B. We were not disappointed. Stayed til close and walked home- very satisfied having a taste of true Irish Pub Music washed down with a few Guinesses. The Barman was one of the most efficient I have ever seen and took time to have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There needs to be more stars when rating this place. Amazing does not even cover it. Just back home from a 2 week holiday to Derry and me and the girls were there nearly every night. BEST pub EVER! Loved the atmosphere, drinks, people, bartenders, security workers, and awesome live Irish music that was performed nightly. Even meeting the owner... More 

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