The best Airbnbs in Ireland, in my opinion, are ones that are a little bit different. The more unique the better.
If you’ve read our guide to the quirkiest Airbnbs in Ireland, you’ll know that Ireland’s home to plenty of weird and wonderful places to stay.
Today, we’re nipping out to Tipperary to visit a pub that you and a group of friends can rent for a weekend of merriment this August for just €59 per person per night!
Welcome to Conroy’s Old Bar in County Tipperary
The level of want is real… Although this pub hasn’t served a customer for nearly 15 years, you’d be forgiven for mistaking it for a buzzy local public house at first glance.
You’ll find it in a sleepy little village in north Tipperary, close to the mighty Lough Derg and the River Shannon.
Yes, this place is slightly off the beaten path, but it’ll be perfect for those looking for a bit of peace and quiet (and your very own pub) for a few nights.
‘The Pub With No Beer’
Although Conroy’s is packed with charm and character, the one thing that it doesn’t come equipped with is a fully stocked and functioning bar.
Often referred to locally as ‘The Pub With No Beer’, the premises no longer holds a liquor licence and is completely dry of alcohol.
So, yea, you’ll need to bring your own stash if you fancy kicking back with a few beers after a day spent exploring.
Take a look inside
The interior of this place looks nice and cosy. The property still boasts the original, polished mahogany bar (complete with pumps) along with a fully functioning kitchen.
There’s a dart board and some skittles to keep you occupied if it’s raining and there’s also a fine big turf fire to kick back in front of on chilly evenings.
There’s also a fully functioning pub just down the road, so you can still nip in somewhere for a quiet pint if you’ve a thirst on you.
What the host has to say
‘At Conroy’s Old Bar time has literally stood still. Guests experience a unique slice of Irish social history unfold before their eyes whilst staying in this truly unique accommodation.
Being a discreetly converted, characterful, original village bar, and now completely dry of alcohol, makes it perfect for couples and families too.
Conroy’s Old Bar is a unique slice of Irish social history, where time has literally stood still. This self-catering accommodation which sleeps up to 4+cot can be enjoyed by guests in its entirety. You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re travelling with.’
How much a night will set you back
I popped in a weekend in August 2020 (Friday to Sunday) for 4 people sharing and it worked out at:
- Total: €469
- Cost per person per night: €117.25
- Cost per person per night: €58.62
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