We have live music all year around including 7 nights a week in the summer season.

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Joe Wattys Bar & Seafood Restaurant is a welcoming local Aran islands bar with good food, music & craic located just a short walk from the pier in Kilronan village at the cross-roads that lead to Dún Aengus and the Seal Colony. Depending on the weather, you may relax and unwind in front of a warm open fire with an Irish coffee (it’s considered one of the ‘Cosiest pubs in Ireland for a drink by the Fire’ by the or you can enjoy a pint of Guinness in the beer garden and watch the world go by. A wide selection of craft beers, wines and whiskeys are available at the bar where you might also learn a cúpla focal (few words of Irish) from some of the locals.


Specialising in locally caught seafood, much of which is caught on the island, at any given time Joe Wattys might be serving Lobster, Mackerel, Crab Claws, Salmon, Oysters, Mussels, Prawns, Seafood Chowder, Monkfish and regularly have specials of Seabass, Tuna and baked Cod. These are all in addition to the popular Catch of the Day as well as a variety of meat & vegetarian dishes and tempting desserts.


Live music is core to what Joe Wattys is about and  there is live traditional Irish music seven nights a week in the summer season with ballads and tunes in the evenings and anything from Trad, Country, Folk to Blues later on, indeed that are very proud to be listed by Lonely Planet in the Top 10 pubs in Ireland for Traditional Music.


Joe Wattys is the best place to enjoy the Afestivals and events happening in Aran including the Inis Mór Half-Marathon for Temple St. Children’s Hospital, Patrún Inis Mór, RedBull Cliff Diving weekend, Féile na bPúcaí Halloween weekend and of course it hosts the famous Fr. Ted festival TedFest.


When you visit Joe Wattys Bar & Seafood Restaurant you’ll receive a Céad Míle Fáilte, you can chat with the locals and experience the quintessential Irish Pub atmosphere with quality Seafood, Beers, Whiskeys, Live Music or as we say… Ceol, Ól, Bia agus Craic!


Address    Kilronan, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co Galway, Ireland


Tel             00353 86 049 4509 

Opening Hours:

Sun - Thurs     12.00pm - 12.00am

Fri - Sat            11.30am - 12.30am

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