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McGinleys Bar

25/27 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 1106
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AMAZING misicians

This place is amazing. There is live music every night of the week and the quality of the musicians... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kerry C
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Had to leave the bar due to a threatening situation. Don't understand why that had to happen ???

We started out having a lovely experience in this bar which ended up turning very bad in a hurry... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Betty K
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Mc Ginleys Bar is a wonderful old-style pub with an open turf fire. One of the longest-established music pubs in Letterkenny, McGinleys has live music from Wednesday through to Saturday night, including traditional music on a Wednesday evening. The bar is a fantastic place for quiet drinks during the week or lively entertainment at the weekend.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“live band” (3 reviews)
“smoking area” (2 reviews)
“old style” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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25/27 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Ireland
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+353 74 912 1106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. There is live music every night of the week and the quality of the musicians was way beyond my expectations. The first night (friday)there was a great band who were lively and brilliant and who sang a good range of songs...More

Thank Kerry C
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

We started out having a lovely experience in this bar which ended up turning very bad in a hurry. Turns out the young female blond bartender working the upstairs bar the evening of May 29th 2018 sent an anti-American political activist over to our table...More

9  Thank Betty K
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely old world bar, with antique radios, tvs, bikes, etc. Full of nooks and crannies. Top class pints. many different levels in the pub. There is seat and a dimly lit corner for everyone.

Thank tagf123
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this pub twice on our visit ovely open fire and friendly people.went in on the night and met a lovely lad from army called paul who was from Donegal He volenteered to take us sight seeing up atlantic view which we did following day...More

1  Thank phsfraggle
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This bar was recommended by the hotel we were staying at for the Tuesday night we were in Letterkenny. Warm and cosy with some great live music. It wasn't that busy but staff seemed distracted so weren't the friendliest but overall a grand spot that...More

Thank EJ H
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

On-the-go the night often the 21st of December, the bouncers manning the door of this bar refused entrance to certain individuals with no apparent reason for doing so.

4  Thank Christopher G
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

A real homely and friendly pup... Great music,.. never a long wait at the bar.. has great character.. located in middle of the main street, handy as taxis just outside the main door ...

Thank Tashar93
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

good busy bar on the main street near the letterkenny library. two floor and good service with open smoking area at the back. live band performs sometimes. usual bar amenities provided.

Thank badScorpio69
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great pub/music venue in Letterkenny.There are two floors with an opening on the first floor to look down at the band below. There is no dance floor but customers can be seen dancing on the small floor space between the band stand...More

Thank seamusmurphy
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great wee bar very busy. Right on main street love music which was excellent. Hats of to the bar man Neil he was so pleasant and helpful. The owner hugh on the other hand was totally unfriendly and could not crack a...More

1  Thank marymNorthernIreland
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Bethany F
25 January 2017|
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Response from mickjacqueline | Reviewed this property |
The bar is very busy on Saturdsy nights, live music very lively and great atmosphere.
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