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Fantastic pub with great history

While waiting for a taxi to take us to Kilkea Castle we magically stumbled into Clancy's which I... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
A true Irish pub

Stopped in for a pint of Guinness after a long day of travel and had a memorable experience... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
12 Leinster Street, Athy, Ireland
+353 87 917 6068
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

While waiting for a taxi to take us to Kilkea Castle we magically stumbled into Clancy's which I had known about from a documentary on Irish pubs. It was great. If you're not there on a Thursday, at least check out the back room with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mmcgahran
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a pint of Guinness after a long day of travel and had a memorable experience. Really fun and authentic stop on our travels.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pioneer313980
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Like a lot of Irish pubs they confuse atmosphere with dirty and dusty ornaments everywhere and low lighting so it's not spotted. The back is more modern. Give the place a good clean!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank budgetfussy
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Came here with a bunch of friends, Athy is tiny. So was this pub! I thought I walked in to someone's sitting room it was that small. But the pub is pumping with a great buzz. Live music, good staff and seems to be a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Ceallachain
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Clancy's is a great spot taking you from a very intimate authentic Irish snug bar at the front bar through a well developed lounge and into a lovely beer garden area - I was only in for a couple of afternoon jars - I had...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Eoin09
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Many years ago I used to be a regular for the Thursday night traditional music session. Now I seldom get the chance as Thursday nights are taken up with other things but I was there recently and its as good if not better than ever!...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a great pub for an Irish night,partys of all kinds,hen/stag night's and staff are friendly and helpful. Free music here and is situated in the main street which is handy for all.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed June 9, 2017

This is a place of REAL Irish music on Thursday nights. The locals come from far and near to play their instruments and entertain those visitors who attend We were there from the USA and sat next to people from France ! Quite an international...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Irishgram52
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Athy for weekend. Went to Clancys on Thursday as live music. Great pub & lovely Guinness, pub is very small at front bar

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Marsh13
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

After a wonderful bus tour in Galway we completed our Ireland trip by visiting Clancys in Athy. The only true way to describe this place is a magical experience that will give you the true Ireland music. The people were more than friendly and accommodating...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from jhbothwell | Reviewed this property |
I am not familiar with Irish laws concerning minors in pubs/bars. I would defer to Moriarty247.