Below is a list of recommended and well known Irish pubs in County Carlow that you really must visit if you get the chance.
Carlow’s oldest and longest established family run pub – yes, we go as far back as 1768. Carlow may be one of the smallest counties in Ireland but you are guaranteed a big Céad Míle Fáilte from friendly and efficient staff.
A small family run bar in the heart of Carlow, with on tap beers, premium spirits and lunch menu available daily.
Situated on the main street in Borris, this charming rural pub in traditional style has been owned by the O’Shea family for many generations. There is an extensive bar menu on offer, serving quality local produce. A Victorian Parlour/lounge area is a particular feature of the pub as is the maze of tightly packed, brightly painted shelving and the hardware hanging from the ceiling.Halfway up the steep main street of Borris, this unspoiled old-world grocery-pub is well worth a visit. The old grocery section at the front links into a modern-day shop next door – a very practical arrangement that brings past and present together in a delightful way.
Busy pub on the Graiguecullen side of Carlow town. With its friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere The Thatch Pub is renowned for its quality pint and lively character. Traditional music some Monday nights.