Nancy’s Bar Ardara

Nancy’s Bar is a genuine traditional Irish pub located in the Heritage Town of Ardara in South West Donegal. It is situated beside the bridge over the River Owentocker in the town centre. This lovely pub serves drinks and bar food in a lively, welcoming atmosphere.

Nancy’s Bar has been in the McHugh family for over seven generations – the name Chas McHugh appears prominently over the doorway. The pub itself is relatively small and comprises of a series of small rooms with open fireplaces, and crammed with antiques and bric a brac. Recently a new bar area was opened and an outdoor seating area with an awning cover has also been added

The pub is renowned for its bar food – with a particular emphasis on seafood. It is a member of the Donegal Good Food Tavern Group and was a well deserved winner of the 2013 Georgina Campbell Award for Pub of the Year.

Starters include homemade vegetable soup and chowder served with wheaten bread, local oysters and mussels steamed in white wine. Seafood House Specials include a’Louis Armstrong Sandwich'(smoked salmon on brown bread topped with grilled cheese) and ‘Charlies Supper'(prawns and smoked salmon warmed in a sweet chilli, garlic and lemon sauce). During the summer months Crab Claws and open Crab Meat Sandwiches are also served. Lobster is also available, but must be booked in advance. Other specials include Hearty Fish Pie and Vegetarian Lasagne.

Nancy’s Bar has been a member of the BIM Seafood Circle for a number of years. The BIM Seafood Circle recognises and awards hospitality and retail businesses that consistently deliver the highest standards of seafood and service to their customers.

Nancy's Bar Ardara Donegal

Nancy’s Bar is also famous for its Guinness and Irish Coffees and for live music. With a bit of luck you could end up in the middle of a traditional music session after your bar meal. Ardara itself is known as the Festival Capital of Donegal and many of the various festival music sessions take place in the pub.

 

A Music Session in Nancys Bar

The Forts of Lough Swilly

The Forts of Lough Swilly – a necklace of 6 forts built during Napoleonic times to prevent a French invasion of the deep water harbour in north Donegal.

Narin and Portnoo Golf Club

Narin and Portnoo Golf Club - situated in the beautiful seaside village of Narin in southwest Donegal. Enjoying sweeping views over Gweebarra Bay this friendly golf club is regarded as one of the...

Narin Blue Flag Beach

rin Blue Flag Beach is located close to the town of Glenties on the western coast of Donegal. This fine sandy beach is over two kilometres long.

Narosa Life Surf School Dunfanaghy

Narosa Life Surf School Dunfanaghy is an ISA approved surf school with some of Europe's best qualified surf coaches! The school caters for beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers. In addition...

Nancy’s Bar, Ardara

Nancys Bar, Ardara is renowned for its bar food and for its music sessions. With a bit of luck you could end up in the middle of a traditional music session after your bar meal.

Cup of Tae Festival, Ardara

The Cup of Tae Festival takes place annually in the Heritage Town of Ardara on the May Bank Holiday Weekend. It is one of the best and most popular traditional music festivals in the north west of...

The Bluestack Way Donegal

The Bluestack Way Donegal - The Bluestack Way was formed in 1999 and is a 65km long walking route from Donegal Town to Ardara. The route crosses the Bluestack Mountains, with peaks of 600m but the...

The Owenea Fishery

The River Owenea flows out of Lough Ea, in the western side of the Bluestack Mountains in south west Donegal. It runs for 20km following a western course past Glenties, into Loughrosmore Bay just...

Swimming Pools in Donegal

Swimming Pools in Donegal – in addition to swimming pools attached to hotels, Co. Donegal has quite a number of swimming pools open to the public and visitors. Find out more by visiting our page.

Ardara Festival Capital of Donegal

Ardara Festival Capital of Donegal - Poised on the neck of three peninsulas the heritage town of Ardara is situated on the Owentocker River and has the rolling Bulestack Mountains as a  scenic...
Share
Tweet
+1
Pin