We picked Doolin on the West coast of Ireland as our base to see the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. This teeny coastal village is known as one of Ireland's top music towns, and Gus O'Connor's Pub, established in 1832, is famous for its nightly live music.
It also didn't hurt that it was within stumbling distance of our B&B (which had a spectacular castle view). Yes, there were a lot of Americans there, but who really cares when the food is good and the Guinnesses are properly pulled, right? We went back 2 nights in a row for Traditional Bacon and Cabbage (served with mashed potatoes, as well as mashed sweet potatoes and turnips), Award winning Smoked Salmon, Beef and Guinness Stew, and their delicious, delicious homemade brown bread.
Gus O'Connor's Pub
Doolin, Co. Clare
(+353) 065 7074168