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Peadar O'Donnells Bar

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Address: 59-63 Waterloo Street, Derry BT48 6HD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 7126 7295
12:30 - 00:30
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Sun 12:30 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:30

Peadar O'Donnels, the home of Live traditional & contemporary music in...

Peadar O'Donnels, the home of Live traditional & contemporary music in Derry. On our premises we have 3 different bars – Peadar O’Donnells, the Gweedore Bar and Gweedore Upstairs. Peadars is known throughout the world and is a must visit location for the many tourists that flock to Derry in ever increasing numbers. We are famous for, among other things, our live music which is largely organised but has regular impromptu sessions from either local musicians or visiting performers. Whichever of our bars you would like to visit, you are guaranteed a warm welcome, a good time and the best pint of Guinness in Derry!

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A little Irish Gem

This place looks as good on the inside as it does from the outside. The walls and ceilings are jam packed with Irish memorabilia to keep your eyes entertained for your entire... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place looks as good on the inside as it does from the outside. The walls and ceilings are jam packed with Irish memorabilia to keep your eyes entertained for your entire visit. We arrived in soon after opening (It was Easter so reduced hours) and the place filled up quickly.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say simply the best. Excellent experience looks out for their guests when they have had to much to drink as others just want your money and put you on the street.

Thank Anthony D
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this on our travels and it looked like it would be good - it was! It was quiet on the first 2 trips but it came to life late at night with music playing and time passed on quickly.

Thank CorkCouple
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly fun and busy. Sunday had live music from around 5pm and it was a great atmosphere all day. Staff great too well worth stopping in here

Thank mags1888
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the live music, great bar for a couple of beers. Lovely atmosphere. I would definitely recommend if staying in Londonderry.

Thank Rachael S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Fantastic bar right on the edge of the Bogside, packed to the rafters most nights and blessed with an absolutely electric atmosphere. The traditional music although starting late most evenings, bounces off the walls once it begins.

Thank Patrick M
Bothwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Great Pub, great beers and friendly service. They have live music every night, and the bands are great! A lot of traditional Irish Music, but also modern music with an Irish Twist. Very nice atmosphere here.

Thank Stefanie G
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Went in to this wee bar recommended by my best friend and it did not disappoint everything about this place is brilliant.

Thank Sinead B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

In all 32 counties. We didn't go on a weekend, but rather a Monday night on a cold day and it was great. The music was perfect, the bartender poured a good Guinness. The bar is quintessential free Derry. Perhaps it's walls are a bit too politicized, but it makes you notice you're in Derry. If you're in town, make... More 

Thank jac1886
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

I am led to believe that on weekends you cant move in here so it was nice to have a bit of space on a week day night. Great place to be able to chat with the locals and the traditional music was a great finish to the night. Paul the barman is an absolute legend and looked after me... More 

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