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The Irish Arms

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The Irish Arms Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
+353 65 707 4207
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Had a great meal in a traditional Irish Pub. Food was great and price was very reasonable. Lots of history inside and out. A real treat for a traveler who loves everything about Ireland.

Thank Kingcoady
Galway, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop off in lisdoonvarna with friends to watch the Ireland match. Greeted at the door by the manager/owner of some sort, spoke with a very patronising manner,he was extremely rude and refused us entry into the pub presumably because we were dressed in casual clothes. Would highly recommend not going here as I have never walked away from... More 

2 Thank emily_lynott
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

The service and food were excellent. Had the fish and chips, which were some of the best I've had while traveling in Ireland. Host was very helpful and came over to the table with the WiFi password without being asked. The interior was cozy and I would definitely return to have a few drinks.

Thank John W
Delta, Canada
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We stumbled into the Irish Arms while passing thru Lisdoonvarna. The food, cider, and service were all good. My wife had the fisherman's plate which had an outstanding smoked fish.

Thank DarthYoga
Apex, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Stayed with a family friend while in Lisdoonvarna, and was directed to the Irish Arms for a drink. It's a quiet, slightly dated place, but was cozy and comfortable for a couple of pints. Bartender was friendly and the Guinness was great! While they offer food, we didn't eat, so cannot comment on that. Was a perfect place to wind... More 

Thank Lenny W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

Took a trip out to Lisdoonvarna from Galway. Trip out through the Burren and up Corkscrew Hill was interesting to say the least. Lisdoonvarna was totally underwhelming. Called into the Irish Arms for a drink and fish and chips before we headed back to Galway. Only thing you could say about the food was that it was warm. Everything came... More 

Thank Tony M
Dublin, Ireland
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494 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

There aren't too many places open for lunch in Lisdoonvarna so we ended up stopping in here. The staff were very friendly. The place hasn't been done up in quite some time but you could say that was charming. The food was grand, nothing spectacular but no complaints.

Thank JenandNeil365
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

Very pleasant, really good friendly service. Very nice pint of Guinness. The food was really good quality and very reasonable

Thank Denis O
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

We drove though town on our way back from the Cliffs and decided to stop for a quick lunch. As with many other stops during our recent holiday we were pleasantly surprised. The pub is pleasant and comfortable and the service was quick and efficient. Food is very good and we were happy to have made the choice.

Thank Harry K
Boston, Massachusetts
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297 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Another great visit to the Irish Arms. Enjoyed the stew and brown bread, the veggie soup was ordered by my wife. All served hot and flavorful. Great stew, meaty and filling. Shamus ensures your well taken care of and this is worth the stop for lunch and a pint. Good pour of Guinness every time. Frequented by locals and a... More 

Thank Paul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $28
Irish, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, International, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Irish Arms Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4207
The Irish Arms is a Pub, Restaurant and B & B situated in Lisdoonvarna Co Clare. This landmark Pub has been owned and run by The McNamara Family since 1990. It's reputation as the best Pub in which to dine in Lisdoonvarna has been built on steadily, year after year, for nearly quarter of a century. Maintaining high standards in quality, service and hygiene are always their top priority. The Irish Arms is highly recommended by many of their neighbournig Guest Houses, B&Bs, and Hostels. Their Menu caters for most tastes, with a strong leaning towards Traditional Irish Food. They serve Homemade Soups and Chowders, Burren Smoked Salmon and Succulent Steaks, as well as their famous Bacon & Cabbage, and Beef in Guinness Stew. A Daily Secial is served everyday and a Roast Dinner is available every Sunday. They offer a varied Kids Menu for only €5.50. They serve quality food at reasonable prices. You will find them conveniently located on the Main Street at the top of the town, next door to the Post Office, and only 200 metres from Lisdoonvarna Town Centre. The McNamara Family look forward to seeing you at The Irish Arms soon.

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