Tralee - Pub Guide !! by Liz


Age Group


Horans Niteclub

All age groups

Best DJ's in town. Great for all round entertainment. Check listings before you go.

Hennessey’s Bar

All age groups

3 bars all on one floor, all age groups, the further back you go in the bar the younger it gets, handy if going to McDades (across the road) !

The Cottage

30 upwards

Small but good music and a good pint

The Blasket

22 upwards

Young & Lively


22 upwards

Relaxed, music on Sun night from 8 p.m., bit of a bottleneck on the way in, people tend to drink outdoors on a balmy night !

Paddy Mac’s

22 upwards

Relaxed & enjoyable, don’t drink too much here  though only one ladies cubicle !

Town & Country

25 upwards & a few old men along the bar (watch you don’t sit on their stools !)

No music but a nice break while on your crawl down town

The Mall

18 – 25

Just refurbished, young & lively


18 – 25

3 floors, Young & Lively, D.J. almost every night

Willie Darcy’s

22 upwards

Relaxed, good pint,

Val O’Sheas

23 upwards

Same owner as Ruairs but an older crowd, lovely bar and can have music on long weekends, also serve good grub !

Seán Óg’s

23 upwards

Great pint, good trad music here, not too sure about long weekends

The Abbey Inn

Varies on long weekends

Music also varies, live bands or DJ, late bar

The Rambling House

20 – 30

Good live bands,

The Brógue Inn

Varies on long weekends

Also varies, live bands or DJ, late bar

Houlihan’s Bar

25 upwards

On Friday night when on your way to the Old Oak you might like to drop in and have a bash at the Karaoke !

Old Oak

22 upwards

2 floors late bar, great music, small dance floor


25 upwards

For a late drink & background music or DJ, can get packed.

Brandon Hotel

18 – 24/25

New B-Bar, Night club also.

Grand Hotel

22 – 35

Ocassional Disco and Band.


23 upwards

Decent DJs most nights !!

Some good pubs on the outskirts of town are Stoker’s Lodge, Meadowlands, Nancy Myles & The Munster Bar.


If you have access to a car, it would be worth going out to Ardfert/Banna for an afternoon.  There are a few pubs in the village and a session in Banna beach hotel on Sunday evening.


Another good spot outside town is Camp.  There are two pubs on the main road about 10 miles out called Michael O’Neills (traditional music guaranteed) and the Junction Bar (more family).  Further along, take the upper road when you come to the crossroads and you will come to Ashe’s after the bad bend.  They server a great pint here and a definite for some music, either traditional or folk & ballads.


If you feel like travelling further take the lower road and go onto Castlegregory, a seaside village or maybe go there for a night out, it is on the way to Dingle and only about 17 miles from Tralee.  Dingle itself is 31 miles from Tralee and not to be missed if coming to Kerry.  If you choose to do so you must visit An Droichead Beag (where it’s all happening) and Dick Mack’s (an experience not to be missed !!)


Please note that this guide was submitted by e-mail (thanks Liz).



Have Fun !!!!