Picture Special: Well known south Donegal pub for sale for €125,000

written by Staff Writer October 30, 2019

One of south Donegal’s oldest and well-known pubs has been placed on the market, it has emerged. 

Biddy’s Bar of Glencolmcille, which was built over 200 years ago, has been a popular well-loved watering hole for tourists who visit the Gaeltacht village.


However, after years of falling into disrepair, the current owners have now took the decision to sell the pub.

The folk village is on the Atlantic coast west of Donegal Town in the north-west of Ireland. It consists of several small cottages in the Gaeltacht.

It was built and maintained by the local people and it is one of Ireland’s best living-history museums.

Biddy’s Bar of Glencolmcille

The cottages are exact replicas of those used by local people in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and fitted with the furniture of this period.

The property can be found listed on daft.ie: “We are delighted to offer for sale, this former traditional public house known locally as Biddy’s Bar of Glencolmcille. The property comprises of a two-storey detached building consisting of a bar and lounge that extends to approximately 216 sq.m / 2,325 sq.ft in area.


“The ground floor comprises of a bar with direct access onto the main street and is connected to a separate lounge.

“The first-floor accommodation positioned over the ground floor also consists of a bar and lounge and features a double-height vaulted ceiling with exposed stone walls.

“The remaining accommodation comprises of a sizable lean-to consisting an open-span bar with independent access.”