Yes, there’s a handful of Airbnb pubs in Ireland and many of them are pretty cheap when the cost is split between a group.
A couple of years ago, it’d have cost you a small fortune to rent a pub for the weekend in Ireland. That was until Airbnb pubs started popping up across the country.
In the guide below, you’ll find some of the best pub rentals on offer (just keep in mind that prices usually won’t include the cost of drink).
Our favourite Airbnb pubs in Ireland
Disclaimer: Many of the places below aren’t actually Airbnbs… this post used to contain only the best Airbnbs in Ireland, and then Airbnb stopped paying commissions for the thousands (literally) of bookings that we were sending them.
So, in order to keep this site afloat, we’re working with VRBO now (they offer the same service as Airbnb), who pay us a small commission for each booking. If you do make a booking, thank you – you’re helping us to keep this site running.
1. Jack Duggan’s
You can be the landlord of an entire pub at Jack Duggan’s Bar near Killarney. Located in the village of Castlemaine, it’s a stone’s throw from many of the best things to do in Kerry!
The pub itself dates back to 1903 and only officially closed its doors in 2017. It’s remained virtually the same ever since, with only a refurbishment of the living quarters.
A stay at this unique place gives you access to the bar, pool table, multiple games and a fully functioning kitchen so you’ve everything you need for self-catering.
Suitable for a large group, it sleeps up to 10 guests in the cosy double rooms, with plenty of space in the bar area for entertaining. If you’re looking for Airbnb pubs in Ireland for a group getaway, you can’t go wrong here.
2. Conroy’s Old Bar
Self-described as the world’s first self-catering and vacation pub, Conroy’s Old Bar has been welcoming guests instead of customers for nearly 15 years. As one of Ireland’s most iconic holiday rentals, the traditional pub is located in a quiet village in North Tipperary, close to Lough Derg.
Packed full of character, it’s perfect for a family or group getaway, with two bedrooms and plenty of cosy corners to snuggle up in front of the fire. With the original style of the bar intact, you’ll find a dart board, skittles game and original mahogany bar all still as they were when it was operating as a pub.
The beer garden also has plenty of space to kick-back in on those warm summer evenings. If you’re looking to rent a pub for the weekend in Ireland and happy to supply your own drink, Conroy’s is well worth a look.
3. Atlantic View Boutique Country House
Located in Easkey close to some of the best surf breaks in Ireland, this stunning country house is guaranteed to provide a memorable weekend away. Set inside a 200-year-old boutique home on 10 acres of land, you can enjoy complete seclusion for a relaxing weekend by the sea.
The highlight of the old house is the open fireplace and private bar, where you can serve your friends a drink and chill on the comfortable lounges for the evening. There’s also a large pool table and a fully kitted-out kitchen where you can cook up a storm.
It’s with of the larger Airbnbs with a pub in Ireland and it can comfortably accommodation up to 14 guests.
4. The Island Cabin
This cabin is unique in more ways than one. The two-storey structure is designed in an A frame shape with a hidden cabin in the wood’s vibe. It’s located on a small island off the coast of Donegal, behind a 180-year-old farm house on a rural property.
Conveniently, you can reach the island without a ferry, as a road connects it to the mainland. However, you’ll still feel a world away while you’re there!
As part of the cabin experience, there’s also a traditional Irish Pub, covered deck area and kitchen to share. The pub is housed in an old horse stable, with board games, a wood burning fireplace and plenty of space to kick back with a drink.
5. The Holiday Pub Cork
Next up is one of the more popular Airbnb pubs in Ireland. If you have a big group looking for a fun getaway, this holiday pub in West Cork is the perfect place to stay between Glengarriff and Bantry.
The pub dates back to the 1800s, with a bar, games room, kitchen, lounge and accommodation upstairs. It was officially closed to the public in 2017, but still retains much of its charm.
There’s plenty of room in the bar and lounge to entertain your guests and argue over who gets to be the bar person for the night. You can even connect your own keg to pour a perfect pint or try your hand at making cocktails.
There are six bedrooms, and the place can sleep up to 16 people. The large kitchen is the original one set up for serving customers, so you’ll also be able to whip up your own pub meals for your friends too.
6. Collanmore Island Lodge
A quick boat trip from the mainland and you’re able to kick back and relax on Collanmore Island Lodge. A stay at this resort gives you incomparable access to the 600-acre island in Clew Bay right from your front door.
The incredible lodge complex can cater up to 22 people, with sea-view rooms and garden pod-style bedrooms, so it’s perfect for large groups.
As part of the lodge, you’ll get access to the kitchen facilities and a replica of a traditional Irish bar. There’s plenty more to like about this island lodge as well, including a private hot tub with bay views, indoor sauna and an outdoor bar area with a fire pit and hammocks.
7. O’Mainnin’s Cottage Bar
Few Airbnbs with a bar in Ireland are as quirky as our next property. This quaint cottage is a completely unique place to stay for a weekend surrounded by peaceful countryside.
Located in Glenamaddy in County Galway, it’s located amongst beautiful greenery on private property, only 45 minutes from Galway City.
The old, traditional cottage is beautifully restored with its own built-in bar in the spacious lounge area. Perfect for a romantic holiday, the cottage sleeps two guests with one double bedroom.
It’s an incredibly cosy place, with a wood-fired stove and comfortable lounges so you can relax for the evening, while serving up your own drinks from the bar.
Warning for those looking Airbnb pubs in Ireland
Before you hit the ‘book now’ button on any of the places above, it’s worth sending them a quick message to the host on VRBO to understand what’s included.
Never assume that when you rent a pub in Ireland that drink will be included (it generally isn’t). So don’t just rock up and expect a full bar waiting for you.
FAQs about self catering pubs in Ireland
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What are the best Airbnb pubs in Ireland?’ to ‘What pubs to rent on Airbnb are the fanciest?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What is the coolest Airbnb pub in Ireland?
Conroy’s Old Bar and Jack Duggan’s are two of the coolest Airbnb pubs Ireland has to offer!
What self catering pub in Ireland is good for groups?
Jack Duggan’s sleeps up to 10 people which should be more than enough for most outings.
Elisha is a freelance writer, content creator and blogger and her work can be read in Lonely Planet, Remote Lands and Matador Network. You’ll usually find her travelling in offbeat places or hiking wherever there are mountains; always with a camera in hand.