Welcome to the Crosskeys Inn, Ireland’s oldest thatched pub and famous traditional music venue. The Crosskeys Inn is a traditional Irish pub dating back to 1654. Steeped in history the Crosskeys Inn is a must see tradional Irish pub as recommended by “Lonely Planet Ireland” travel guide. Featuring in numerous Tourism Ireland campaigns worldwide and named as one of the “must see” pubs in Ireland the Crosskeys ticks the box for all visitors.
As you enter through the latched door there is a definite feeling of stepping back through time. The uneven walls, the stone floors worn down in the centre from generations and generations of footsteps, the low ceilings and various warrens of rooms with open turf fires all bear testament to the authenticity of this historic Irish pub.
The sense of timlessness is increased by the enchanting framed pictures on the walls, mostly of past patrons, old men from another time or music sessions from years gone by. Newspaper cuttings and clippings record the history of The Crosskeys Inn and the local area for future generations to see.
We offer a range of experiences, all of which include traditional Irish music:
- Whiskey & chocolate tasting
- Irish dancing display
- Ceili dancing lessons
- Copper craft
- Meet the thatcher
- Meet the musician bodhran maker, fiddle maker
Food packages can include
- Traditional BBQ
- Eel supper
These tours are currently only available for group bookings