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Peadar O'Donnells Bar

59 - 63 Waterloo Street, Derry BT48 6HD, Northern Ireland
44 028 71267295
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Ranked #1 of 22 nightlife in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: Peadar O'Donnels, the home of Live traditional & contemporary music in Derry. On our premises we have 3 different bars – Peadar O’Donnells, the... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Pine City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

From the staff to the local patrons, this bar is a winner. We stayed in Derry for 2wks with frequent visits to Peadar's and experienced it from quiet to crazy. This is the kind of pub you see in the minds eye when someone describes a pub to you in Ireland with beer glasses full of the finest stout and... More

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Lecco, Italy
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A real Irish pub, real irish music, real irish people. Lot of people inside, normally, but it's impossible stay out! Rebel songs, pint of beer, perfect evening!

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Cork Ireland
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had an enjoyable monday night. A traditional band played with a good female singer but the music was a bit sad.The drinks were not overpriced and as far as I could tell it was all a local clientele, I presume from the Bogside, all lovely people. I loved the Australian flag with the union jack part replaced with a... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Everytime we visit Derry we end up here and it's always friendly with traditional Irish music with great service and sometimes very busy

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visited recently on a Thursday in March which appeared not to be the high season in Derry, to say the least, but enjoyed our drink at Peadar O'Donnells. Really interesting decor; note the many separatist and resistance group flags (Quebecois, Basque, etc) hanging from the ceiling - definitely carries some interesting weight in this part of the world!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great couple of days spent in Derry and loved this bar. Wonderful atmosphere, music and great craic. Will definitely be back. Amazing staff, especially Vivienne and Jackie!

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Always come here for a good night out. I'm here a few times a month. Great atmopshere, great music, great people. If your visiting Derry you should definitely stop off here.

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Stuart, VA USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Having traveled to Belfast and several other great places in Northern Ireland I had found some music and some nice pubs but not that special mix of music, atmosphere and people that make lasting memories. I was directed to Peadar O'Donnell's by two people I had met and their recommendation was dead-on. I had finally found that experience, "The Craic",... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Spent last weekend in derry planned a pub crawl but ended up spending both nights here even after going into others! Great atmosphere, friendly mixed ages. A gem.. thank you

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