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The Reel Inn

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Address: Bridge St., Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 251 2004
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: The Reel Inn is Donegals No.1 venue for live Irish Traditional Music. A...
The Reel Inn is Donegals No.1 venue for live Irish Traditional Music. A family run business providing live Irish music and entertainment 7 nights a week.
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Best Pub of our entire trip

The Reel in was by far our favorite pub of our 10 day trip through all of Ireland. The owners were front and center, serving and part of the action. We went to numerous pubs and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Reel in was by far our favorite pub of our 10 day trip through all of Ireland. The owners were front and center, serving and part of the action. We went to numerous pubs and this one had the most authentic traditional Irish music and we even got to see some Irish Dancing by some local young ladies. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Last Friday night we were lucky enough to walk through the doors of The Reel Inn!! The warmth of the hospitality was wonderful. The music was such a treat; the intimate surroundings, the laughter, the impromptu singers,the Jamesons!! All added to a fabulous night.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had the huge pleasure of spending 2 nights (5 days apart) at the Reel Inn. Owners John (accordion player) & Denise (beautiful singer) were terrific hosts. Had 7 or so musicians sitting around in a circle playing and singing lovely Irish ballads and other songs, but Denise' rendition of "Four Green Fields" was absolutely beautiful. Lovely atmosphere and friendly folks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Called in at lunchtime and saw they had music at night We returned and what a great night we had The music was excellent 7 musicians all enjoying what they were doing

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Cute little pub in town. Great music. Very cozy place to hang out. My friends had a great time as well

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a 3 night stay in Donegal and spent each night in here. Bar staff are really friendly and the Guiness is wonderful. Music every night...the highlight being the 5 piece band on Wednesday...superb entertainment if you like traditional Irish music. It's not the biggest of places and can get a bit crammed but that lends itself to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great spot for a few drinks with traditional Irish music every night. John the owner is great craic. After work he will sit with the musicians and play his button accordian great craic. Just give it a go and enjoy

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Just a typical little cosy Irish bar and the place to be if you love Irish folk music. Spent both nights of a midweek break in here and loved it the musicians were amazing playing a great mix of old and more modern Irish tunes...go you'll not be disappointed.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good music .Friendly staff and customers. Very near our hotel .Recommended by our bus driver,who had been in Donegal before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The pub it self is one of the best pubs in donegal. Music is the sole and life of the pub but the bar staff make it a warm cosy place and make everyone welcome. Don't think you could find a harder working barman than jamie (Jimmy) to most people :) can't wait to visit it again !!

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Additional Information about The Reel Inn

Address: Address: Bridge St., Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 251 2004
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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