Eat and drink

Ballaghaderreen once had the highest per capita number of pubs of any town in Ireland. That may give some indication of what the town is good at – having the craic! In the 1960’s there were 77 pub licences for a population of about 1,500. That was some ‘Pub-crawl’ back in the day! Nowadays its less about the quantity and all about the quality, with a great variety of pubs and restaurants worth visiting.

Dining options in town are varied between restaurants and bar food, small cafes and takeaways, catering to all tastes and budgets!
Outdoor dining, indoor sessions ‘Ballagh’ has it all covered!

Places to eat Ballaghaderreen

Apache pizza Take away, delivery (094) 987 7200 .
Bishops Palace  (Edmonstown house on facebook)
Durkins bar, restaurant and guest house Dine in (094) 986 0305
The Fiddlers Elbow Bar and Restaurant Dine in (094) 986 0224
Grow Café Dine in/ Take away 083 821 7694
Into the West Dine in (094) 987 0391
Mc Loughlinns Dine in / Take away (094) 986 0471
Square One Dine in/ takeaway (094) 986 0305
Tasty House (094) 986 1606.
Morelli Restaurant and Takeway(094) 987 7933 .
Yu Garden 2 083 855 2388 ..


Durkin’s Bar and Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ballaghaderreen, Durkin’s Bar, Restaurant & Guesthouse reopened in December 2020 under new management with the aim of serving fresh food and drink to the community, as well as providing comfortable accommodation.
The iconic building has been completely renovated – inside and out – with a refurbished bar, as well new features like the ‘Square One’ café, a cocktail bar, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and a new 50-space carpark.
The guesthouse is currently open to essential workers only, with the restaurant and café serving takeaway options on the weekend.

The Hatch

Local Bar in the centre of Ballaghaderreen town catering for the young & not so young alike live music every Saturday night with all functions catered for!


Molly's Bar in its current guise was opened in August 2017 after a full refurbishment. It is renowned for its sporting theme and is an idyllic place to watch all the big sporting events on the large screens. One can also enjoy darts, pool or the occasional game of cards. Weekend entertainment is a speciality with a DJ every Saturday night and live music on Bank holiday Sunday's.
The recently renovated beer garden is a must visit with its artificial grass and classy murals on the walls making it a unique place to relax and enjoy something from the extensive drinks menu that includes all the favourite cocktails.
Molly’s Bar is a must visit when socialising in Ballaghaderreen


Located in Pound Street just a short walk from the town square and 200 meters past Saint Nathy’s Catherdal. Clarke’s Bar was originally built by the Reid family in 1824, thus predating the Great Famine.
James and Mary Clarke began trading on 1st November 1948 with Clarke’s now being one of the oldest family run bars in Ballaghaderreen.
Renowned for its friendly service and quintessential atmosphere customers love to gather around the bar’s open fireplace and enjoy the craic.
Cool pints of creamy Guinness and other draught beers are served the traditional way from barrels under the counter.
There’s also the outside sheltered seating and heated smoking areas adorned with an array of colourful flowers in which to relax and chat away.


“Nothing much happens here….mmm!!!..but just might be worth checking out!”

The Fiddlers Elbow, Bar and Restaurant

Pub and Restaurant on the Square.
Food Served:
Monday to Saturday 10 to 9
Breakfast 10 to 12
Lunch 12 to 3.30
5 to 9 daily specials A La Carte evening dinner
Sunday lunch from 12.00 to 5
5 to 9 specials A La Carte evening dinner


BLÁSAM is a four-bedroom B&B located near the picturesque village of Monasteraden at the gateway to West of Ireland.  It is a unique haven for individuals, couples and groups that are looking to escape a busy lifestyle and experience peace and serenity in an idyllic setting.
Cosy, comfortable rooms are our priority, to ensure you get the best night’s sleep possible.  Our four rooms incorporate the four seasons and are themed as such – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.  Nature and woodlands are important to us, because we are completely surrounded by both!


Fourth generation of the family running the pub,  large bar and lounge area, comfortable surroundings to enjoy a pint , the racing or a game of pool , Dj available for parties large beer garden, customer car parking to the rear.


Solan’s is a family owned establishment on Main Street that’s has been open and in business for 6 generations. It’s has been in business in the centre of the town since the early 1800’s. Currently been ran by Teddy and Anne Solan, it’s has a very welcoming atmosphere and when reopened, will provide a place for a nice pint served by a friendly face. Solan’s look forward to being a business in Ballaghaderreen for many generations to come.


Welcoming family run business on the Square.


The only pub you’ll find in the back of a hardware shop in Ballaghaderreen.

The Castle Night Club

The Castle, Ballaghaderreen is the town's only nightclub. Open every Saturday during the year as well as Bank Holiday and festive nights

The Brusna Inn

A genuine hospitality experience awaits you at this charming spacious country family run pub.
Retreat, Relax, Reconnect with Family & Friends while enjoying your favourite tipple!
Bar * Lounge * Grocery * Off Licence * Function Room Available * Live Entertainment Every Weekend!

Into The West Bar and Restaurant

Into The West bar and restaurant, bed and breakfast is on the N5 between Ballaghaderreen and Frenchpark. They serve food from 8.30 am to last orders at 8.30pm. There is a large spacious restaurant and outdoor patio area. They can cater for all occasions.

Old Forge Inn

Country pub in the heart of Cloontia always guaranteed the craic, cards on Thursdays and Sundays and currently darts on a Friday


County pub with a large lounge in Monastraden.
call: 094 9860403

Places to Eat

Apache pizza

Apache pizza Take away,

Grow Café

Café on the Square. Dine in and takeaway.

Mc Loughlinns

Cafe located at Applegreen on the Charlestown Road. Dine in / Take away.


Restaurant and Takeway on Main Street.

Square One

Café on the Square. Dine in/ takeaway


Fish, chips and pizzas take away on the Square.

Pizza Max

Take away on Main Street.


Old Dublin Road
Deli with outdoor seating

Yu Garden 2

Chinese and European take away on Main Street.