Traditional Pubs


An Craodbhin

Elphin St, Boyle 

Recently renovated, An Craiobhin offers the very best wholesome pub food and serve breakfast, lunch and evening meals that you will enjoy


Boland's Bar

Fairymount, Castlerea 

Quiet Country Location! Country music on a Saturday Night.

Tel: 094 9870093


Brusna Inn

Boughtiduff, Brosna , Ballaghaderreen 

Good for groups or parties, music Fri and Sat night.

Tel : 094 9860124 



Carthys Pub

Main St., Castlerea 

Entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights with traditional music every Thursday night - all musicians are welcome. For the sporting fans all major events are shown on wide screen plasma television.Traditional Irish and European dishes.

Tel : 094 9620671

Charlies Bar

Church St, Roscommon Town 

Party venue available for functions. Also three pool tables. Music every Saturday night. Vary between country and western to light pop.  Providing a relaxed & entertaining venue for socialising and getting together with friends, family and colleges. Bar, Lounge, Snug, Pool, Snooker, Darts & Beer Garden.

Tel : 086 3846345


Coney Island Lounge

Gorthaganny, Castlerea

Over 80 years old and located near the monument of Dermot Earley, local legend. Music most weeks.

Tel : 094 9649048


Creations Pub

Loughglynn, Castlerea 

Established in 1893 this friendly bar welcomes all who care to stop and have a beverage. Creaton’s also have a grocery store with supplies all your grocery needs and farm supplies. While outside there is a filling station. Music occasionally.

Tel : 094 9880124


Dalys Pub

Cornaseer, Roscommon Rd., Athlone  

Now in its third generation. It is and has been family run for 80 years now. There is a B&B available and an excellent Pub type atmosphere. Great food. 

Tel : 090 6489082 W:



Doorly's Pub

The Corner House, Roscommon

A family run, old style, traditional, small cosy pub established for over 150 years. Their speciality is the finest selection of drinks - creamy pints of Guinness, various beers, wines and spirits. Live traditional Irish music with some of Ireland’s best musicians (please check dates and times) all this in an atmosphere of fun agus craic. There is a  sheltered and heated smoking area to the rear of the pub. 

Tel : 090 6626529



Durkins Lounge & Restaurant


The Durkin Family have been in business at the present location since 1976. Durkins comprises separate Bar & Lounge, private Dining Room (seating 60 people), 2 private Function Rooms with a private car park at the rear. WiFi is available throughout the building. The smoking area, while on the first floor, is a pleasant, peaceful oasis of trees and plants. It is a heated area with plasma TV’s for your enjoyment. Bar Food (which can also be served in the smoking area) is available all day, every day.

Tel : 094 9860305 W:




Fallon's Bar


Trad Music: Sunday from 19:00 to 22:00


Keenan Bar - Tarmonbarry


We have entertainment in the bar most nights during the week, and all weekend. So why not enjoy the ambience and a relaxing evening drink, or a special evening meal in our renowned award winning traditional pub. You never know who you might meet... regular patrons include former Republic of Ireland football manager and well known angler Jack Charlton. The pub itself has a long history, Barry & Annette are the 5th generation of Keenans in the family business.

Tel : 043 26052 W:




Fiddlers Elbow

The Square, Ballaghaderreen - 

Good for groups or parties and perfect if you enjoy a drink or a snack in the sun –outdoor seating available.

Tel : 094 9860224


Golden Eagle Bar

Main St., Castlerea 


Established since 1963, Hester’s Golden Eagle in  Castlerea, is a beautiful venue to have breakfast, lunch or enjoy a drink at the bar. There are also a number of TVs and big screens and a large beer garden and covered smoking area. 

Tel : 094 9620101


Hanly's Bar

Bridge St., Strokestown 

Traditional Irish Pub recently renovated to a very high standard. Large selection of Craft Irish beers and World beers for sale. Excellent local knowledge (unofficial tourist information point!) and warm, friendly welcome. Traditional Irish Music Session – 1st Thursday of every month. 

Tel : 086 1719584


Hells Kitchen Bar

Main St., Castlerea 

You’ve often heard of a bar in a train but what about a train in a bar? Welcome to Hell’s Kitchen - the only pub in the world with a train in the bar!

Tel : 094 9620181





Into The West

Tibohine, Frenchpark 

A mere 30 minutes from Knock Airport, Into the West offers value for money and a warm Irish welcome. Pub grub is also available. 

Tel : 094-9870391 W:



James Shivnan



Traditional Irish Bar with No TV! Don’t feel up to driving? Shivnan’s Hackney Driver will pick up and collect you!  

Tel :  071 9647024


JJ Harlow's

The Square, Roscommon Town 

Trad Music - first Saturday of the month from May to September. Roscommon’s oldest traditional bar is now Roscommon’s newest venue as JJ Harlow’s. A range of international beers, including Roscommon-brewed Galway Hooker, Belgian beer, German weiss beer, organic beer and much more. A range of interesting wines is also on offer by the glass at JJ Harlow’s. Freshly brewed coffee, home-made cakes, free internet access and finger food on Friday and Saturday nights are just some of the offerings you can look forward to in the newly re-opened JJ Harlow’s. Future plans for JJ’s include movie and theatre nights, as well as special race nights.

Tel : 090 6626225  


Jimmy Murray Bar


Was home to 1943 and 1944 All Ireland winning captain Jimmy Murray. Jimmy also captained Roscommon when they were defeated in the 1947 All Ireland. Established since 1916. First Saturday and Third Saturday of every month. Irish singing and music.

Tel : 090 6661110

Kate Lavin's Bar


This award winning pub situated in the heart of the historic town of Boyle is an intimate and friendly establishment. As soon as you walk through the doors of Kate's you will notice the unique decor and articifacts on display from a byegone era. Enjoy your pint beside the open turf fire or one of the snugs. Traditional Irish music can be heard in Kate's and musicians are always welcome here - A spontaneous sing song has been known to happen on frequent occasions. There are no strangers in Kate Lavins, the friendly locals will always engage you in conversation to make you feel welcome. When ascending the stairs to the conveniences the ghost of Kate herself might pass you on the way. 

Tel : 071 9662755


Kelly's Lounge



Established over 90 years and in the family for the majority of it. Near to the harbour. 

Tel :  090 6661066


Michael Sorohan Pub

Ballyleague, Lanesborough 

Wide screen TV for all sporting events. The premises is  right next to the Shannon. Variety of music every Saturday and Bank Holiday Sundays. Pub Grub available. 

Tel : 043 3321185



MJ Henry's


A charming, traditional, family-run bar, MJ Henry’s is located in the picturesque village of Cootehall, on the banks of the River Boyle which is part of the Shannon River system.

Popular with locals and a favourite for people boating on the Shannon, there is live music, a DJ every weekend and sporting highlights on the large screen TV. Enjoy a quiet pint in the traditional bar, in the comfortable lounge or in the beer garden when the sun shines. MJ Henry's is happy to host parties and barbeques - food can be arranged in advance.

Tel : 071 9667030

Regans Bogside Inn

Derrynadoey, Knockvicar, Boyle 

A family run pub, it has been in the same family since the early 1930's. Local musicians every Saturday night. 

Tel :  071 9647155


Saddlers Inn

Kingsland, Boyle 

"Home of Country Music" - all the big name stars, regularly host the biggest Country and Western Stars in Ireland! Established in 2000, Saddlers Inn is now regarded as one of the leading dance venues in the West of Ireland. There is a free bus service for patrons who live within 12 mile radius of the premises.

Live music is provided every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. 

Tel : 071 9662679 W:




Situated on Pound St., Ballaghaderreen. Live entertainment everynight in Spells all year round, guaranteed a good night and great crack. Many great bands and artists have played in spells and many many more to come. Great for the Irish music with many sessions through out the week with many famous musicians, also look out for great offers in the off licence with great sales coming up. Always up for the crack in spells so make sure to join us for a drink soon!!


Solans Bar

Main St., Ballaghadereen

With an open fire, fantastic bar staff and a great pint of Guinness.


The Hatch

The Square, Ballaghaderreen


Traditional Irish Music Pub of the Year 2002. 

Live Traditional Music Thursday and Sunday. 

Tel : 094 9860181


The Village Inn


Wide screen TV available for all sporting events. Every Saturday a mix of country and western music. Every Tuesday a traditional Irish music session. 

Tel : 094 9880015



Christies Bar

Elphin St., Strokestown 

Tel : 071 9633810




Cleen, Knockvicar, Boyle - 071-9667256

Operates a free taxi service.




Coachman's Inn

Castle St., Roscommon - 090-6626459

A lively and welcoming bar with live music Venue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Late bar and free admission. You can book the private function room for larger meetings, anniversaries or private parties.


Coffey Bar & Shop

Lecarrow - 090-6661118

Great for a pint of plain or a chat, or for that pint of milk for the tea. If you are in South Roscommon why not make it your business to call.



Connaughtons Pub

Ballydangan, Athlone - 090-6437107

The Connaughton Pub is a well-known establishment, which over the years has become something of a Mecca for Connaughtons visiting the land of their ancestors. Located just 5 miles west of Athlone, in a rural setting on the main Galway road.



Davys of Carracastle 


Carracastle, Ballaghaderreen - 094-9254184

Davy's hold regular traditional music nights.


Down The Hatch

Church St. Roscommon - 090-6627100

Known for a good pint and a great atmosphere, it is the spot to be on any night of the week.



Four Ways Public House


Kilmovee ,Ballaghaderreen - 094-9649507



Francis Gannon

Corner House, Castlerea- 094-9620026



Frank's of Ballybeg

Strokestown - 071-9633089

Frank’s of Ballybeg is steeped in
the tradition and intimacy you associate
with rural pubs of character.
Its walls, if they could talk, could
tell some stories, like the stories its
characters have recounted over the
course of more than one hundred
years.It’s a quintessential rural pub with
an old-style feel to it. There’s a potbellied
stove in a prominent place
in which turf, briquettes and timber
are burnt. There’s darts, a pool table
and old photographs. A play area
for children out the back is a novel


Gerry Waldron

Athleague - 090-6663307




Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon- 087-2915041

Bar and Lounge situated on the banks of the Shannon, where a beautiful grassy beer garden invites tourists to sit and watch the passing boats. Mooring alongside beer garden.


Glinsk Castle Lounge


Glinsk, Castlerea - 094-9655297



Athleague - 090-6663325


Holy Tree Bar

Abbey St., Roscommon - 090-6626506

Celebrating 27 years in business.


Church St Station Pub

Roscommon Town - 090 662286

Music on Friday & Saturday nights.


Sissy Mc Ginty's 

Main St., Castlerea -  090-6625328


MJ Henry's 

Cootehall - 071-9667030

A charming, traditional, family-run bar, MJ Henry’s is located in the picturesque village of Cootehall, Roscommon on the banks of the River Boyle which is part of the Shannon River system.
Popular with locals and a favourite for people boating on the Shannon, there is live music, a DJ every weekend and sporting highlights on the large screen TV. Enjoy a quiet pint in the traditional bar, in the comfortable lounge or in the beer garden when the sun shines. MJ Henry's is happy to host parties and barbeques - food can be arranged in advance. 


Kennys Lounge

Ballintubber, Castlerea - 094-9655205

Kenny’s Lounge is a family run business with a warm and friendly welcome for you, the customer. Kenny’s Lounge is also very popular with the local G.A.A. club (St. Croans) and the local soccer club (Manor United) and also has a big racing club with the local race track in Roscommon just 19km away. So take a “Tip” from me and call to Kenny’s Lounge now!! There is a new smoking area and a large car park for our customers. There is a 42” TV for all major sporting events in both the Bar and Lounge and a new dart board .




Scramogue, Strokestown - 071-9633583



Lisroyne Inn 

Church St., Strokestown - 071-9633214



Mc Cabes Bar

Keadue - 071-9647223



Michael Mc Dermot

Ballaghaderreen -


Molly Hicks 

Ballaghaderreen - 094-9860064

Sky T.V. - Big Screen and a great atmosphere with comfortable surroundings. A great atmosphere with comfortable surroundings. 


Pat Mc Hugh Bar

Strokestown - 090-6628884



Riverside Tavern

Boyle - 094-9621921



Silver Eel

Strokestown - (071) 9633299

The Silver Eel is located on the banks of the River Shannon at Grange Lake. The Silver Eel is a family-run business, and operates to a high standard. The A La Carte restaurant is located on the second floor, and has lake views. Both chefs have an international background, and this is reflected in the menus and in the food. There are Specials every day, and a traditional Sunday lunch is available, again with Specials which change weekly. The children's menu is very competitive, and baby dinners are complimentary.
There is outdoor seating, also overlooking the lake.



The Bridge House 

Athleague - 090-6663464

For that great night out visit the award winning 5 out of 5 ( as awarded by the Sunday World Pub Spy) The Bridge House in Athleague. If its a quite drink you want come in and sit by the big open fire or if you are looking for a little more, how about a game of Pool, Darts or even Cards as you will always find a game on in some corner. For the sporting fanatic the Bar has a Big Screen TV showing all the major sporting events, be it Soccer, GAA, Darts, Golf and Horse Racing to name a few. If what you want is not on in the Bar you can pop in the lounge where there is a  second TV and Sky box.



The Central Bar

The Square, Roscommon - 090 6626468



The Corner House

Castlerea - 094-9870905



The Cosy Bar 

Castlerea - 094-9870905



The Croghan Bar

Croghan - 071 9663388



The Miners Bar

Arigna - 071-9646007



The Moving Stairs

Boyle - 071 9663586



The Railway Bar

Abbeytown, Roscommon - 090-6630748

Beár An Ráille, is situated in Abbeytown right around the corner from Roscommon Train Station. It’s a family run pub with a friendly, relaxed and informal atmosphere. Attractions Include: Live Music & Sports, Pool Room, Juke Box, Darts Board and Newly Renovated Heated Smoking Area.



Thomas Creaton

Ballaghaderreen - 094-9860141



Thomas Mannion

Ballaghaderreen - 094-9860137



Murrays Bar

Castle St., Roscommon Town - 090 66 25108

Murray's pub caters for all sporting events and is situated next door to the bookies. There are 3 plasma screens. To the rear of the pub is the smoking area which is fully heated and seated, with garden features a plasma screen so you can take your drink out. Murray's is a good place to meet before and after the Roscommon Races. "Many was the good tip was got from here"

Newly redecorated with comfortable seating and a good atmosphere, Murray's was visited by "pub spy" with a warm review " Its a pub we would like to visit again". "Probably the best pint in town"

Musicans welcome or join in a sing along. 




The Square, Roscommon Town - 090 662 5339 

Family run Bar and Restaurant situated in the Square Roscommon. Excellent Lunch served Monday to Friday bands/DJ's playing each weekend all parties catered for. 



The Harp and Shamrock  

Keadue, Boyle - 071 9647288 
Family run pub including grocery, pool room, lounge and b&b.



Andersons Thatched Pub 

Elphin Rd, Carrick-on-Shannon - 087 228 3288 

A warm welcome awaits you all at Gene Anderson's Traditional Thatched Cottage Pub (Est. 1734). Located on the outskirts of Carrick on Shannon, this lovely old style bar has beautiful antiques, good bar service, and country charm.

A Lively music venue offers you a seat in around the musicians, singers and dancers who perform in a relaxed atmosphere without noise amplification or formal stage! There is a house piano and guitar to try out and even a resident dance master for the fun.

Easily accessible from any of the river ports by taxi or minibus. Best nights: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.



Devine’s Fireside Lounge - Clashaganny, Tulsk


Supported By

This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in Rural Areas.