We went inside and the place was not only packed, but the crowd continued back through three rooms.
The little storefront occupied only about a quarter of the total drinking space.
As far as we could tell John had the most popular pub in town for locals to converse-and consume a pint or three.
Since our hotel was only a few doors down, we stayed for a nightcap before walking back. Later, we got to enjoy a number of tipsy serenades as the patrons filed out after closing time.
That'll teach us to sleep with the windows open next door to an Irish pub... er, pub.
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com
A big thank you to Ireland.com for providing this yummy adventure. As always, all opinions are our own.
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This blog was originally published on The Gypsynesters.