Keatings Central Bar

We were down in Waterville for what was a fantastic new years eve spent in the Huntsman. We stayed down on New years day as well and decided to head into Cahersiveen for a meal and some drinks. Following an enjoyable meal in Ching Fong we headed across the road to Keatings Central Bar. I knew this was the kind of pub that i like the moment i walked in the door. The bar itself is quite small but very comfortable. We sat across from the bar and I had a pint of stout and Jen had a glass of red wine. The pint of Guinness was delivered to the table by the very pleasant bar man and he he even wiped the table as some of the pint spilled over. I liked the atmosphere in this pub. It appeared to be very much a locals venue but out of towners are equally as welcome. There is some interesting memorabilia and pictures on the walls that caught our attention. The pub had got much busier by the time that we finished our drinks. Apparently this pub won a national award for being Ireland’s friendliest pub in 2002. There was an article about it in the pub.

I decided to have a look at the toilets that appeared to be in the living quarters of a house. The toilets weren’t too bad when i checked them. They are small but were usable. They have one of those infamous towels hanging behind the door. All in all a very charming little establishment with plenty of character. I enjoyed the pint of Guinness very much. If you ever find yourself on holidays or passing through Cahersiveen then this is a pub you should check out.

Toilet rating: 6.5/10
Pint rating: 8/10
Overall rating: 8/10

Final comment: I enjoyed visiting this pub and there could be another section or smoking area that i didn’t see.

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  1. In 1967 a friend introduced me to cahirciveen I hadn’t heard of it before then being a musician and a dub the UK or The USA would have been my target. I arrived in cahirciveen shoulder length hair , flowers and stuff hanging out of me and my 18year old cousin from L A. We went straight to Keatings Bar where we got a kind of a wellcome that made me feel like I wanted to stay there forever. We stayed in Keatings that week and loved it, hard working Mother, Eileen and her beautifull
    family made us feel at home. I returned to Keatings Bar in 1968 with my band where we stayed and had a wonderfull time thanks to the Keating Family and the Kerry people and the rest is history.

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