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Reel Inn

Bridge St., Donegal Town, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 9 Nightlife in Donegal Town
Type: Piano Bar
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South Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This pub offers traditional Irish music at its best! The musicians were all locals with amazing talent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful pub with great traditional music everyone is made so welcome i felt like it was my local pub. I cannot wait for the next visit to donegal snd the reel inn:-)

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Ankaran, Slovenia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We found this pub by "accident" and we loved the athmosphere of the first night, so we were going there for the rest of our holidays. Staff is very friendly, every night there is a live traditional music with local singers...it's a must if you're in the area and you want to hear the traditional irish music in a pub.

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Susan Weckbaugh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Place packed with locals so you know it's good. Everyone was so friendly. We loved the music and all the different artists that kept coming in and sitting down and singing or playing. Please have Guinness when you're in Ireland. It doesn't taste anything like the schlock we have in America--it's creamy.

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Columbus
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

If you're interested in listening to genuine Trad music in a true Irish pub, this IS the place. We were there on a Friday evening and the Reel Inn was a mix of locals & tourists. The regulars couldn't have been nicer & we felt right at home, as the collection of musicians lit the pub up.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Thanks to our CIE tour bus driver, Dominic, we found the most amazing little pub that was packed to the gills with happy, friendly locals and tourists. No food here but the drinks were cold and the music hot. The owners act as welcoming committee, bartenders and band. The Irish music is just fantastic. By the time you leave, John... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were there 2 nights for the Irish music performed by locals. It's very busy so best to get there by 9 pm for a seat.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were on an organized trip around the north of Ireland. We spent several days in Donegal. The bus driver suggested the "Reel Inn". This was by far the highlight of our trip. Great music, great people and the Guiness was way to good. We are looking forward to a trip back and staying longer. The best of Ireland.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Just back from donegal town went to the reel inn amazing bar atmosphere amazing john the owner is fab also Denise what a singer you feel right at home got up to sing Sara lovely bar attendant also wee Ali you have to go to it Guinness the best ever can't wait to go back and listen to the buoys... More

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Logan, Utah, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Visited Donegal as part of a "hair-of-the-dog" celebration for my niece's wedding. While visiting a local music shop, the clerk recommended that we attend the evening's entertainment at the Reel Inn if we were interested in traditional Irish music. Additionally there were traditional dancers scheduled to appear at 9:30. What an evening! Wonderful dancing, outstanding music, great audience. For those... More

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