What to do in Kilrush, Ireland

Kilrush was not on our original itinerary and originally planned on driving to Dingle, but we made so many stops during our drive that we ended up spending the night in Kilrush. And honestly, we were so exhausted from walking around so much in Galway that Kilrush was a perfect little stop for us. It was a quiet, sleepy coastal town- but was precious none the less. We wouldn’t stop here again in the future, but it worked well as a place to simply sleep & continue on the road!

Here are my tips on what to do in Kilrush, Ireland!


You definitely don’t need more than 1 night here and I would skip this city in the future.



  • Crotty’s Pub {really good food & beer}
  • The Haven Arms


  • Rent a car
  • Walk


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What would you add to the list?

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    Courtney Hardy
    November 26, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Sounds like there is a lot to do there. I love the photos you got.

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    Courtney Hardy
    November 26, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Sounds like there is a lot to do there. I love the photos you got.

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    November 27, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    It looks like a great place!

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    November 30, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I’m living in Dublin now, but haven’t spent too much time in the west of Ireland or at Dingle. Kilrush sounds like a lovely little town to stop at. Love your photos.

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    November 30, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Kilrush does look like a tiny but very cosy town. Perhaps not very much to do there than to take a simple walk which is good sometime. And sometimes we discover cool thing we dont expect in a tiny town as Kilrush!

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    Diana - MVMT Blog
    November 30, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I wish I would’ve known about Kilrush when I was in Ireland earlier this year! Definitely adding it to the list for when I have a chance to return to Ireland. I LOVE your photos btw!

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    December 1, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I like your honesty in this post, it’s refreshing to be honest! I loved visiting County Kerry, but I’m sure that many places like Kilrush only need 1 night to see everything! Loved your photos, they have a nice tint to them.

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    December 1, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Kilrush looks lovely colorful town but yes from your post it looks that there is not much to do, so one night is sufficient. The streets are looking decorated with fairy lights which must be beautiful in night. Crotty’s accomodation also looks like a comfortable stay. As I love nature, I would definitely go for Vandeleur garden.

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    My Travelogue by Bhushavali
    December 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Looks like the perfect place to just relax and kill-rush! Lolz! The place defintely looks peaceful and serene and as you say, sleepy!

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    Abhinav Singh
    December 4, 2017 at 6:13 am

    One of my friends has recently shifted to Ireland and only has good things to say. After seeing your pictures I know what she was talking about. Kilrush is such an offbeat travel destination. Though, unlike you I would love to stop here. I enjoy exploring obscure places like this.

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    December 4, 2017 at 8:42 am

    This looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing!

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    Ashley DTKAustin
    December 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    What a cute place!! I wish we had stayed in Galway longer when we were there. Either way, it’s such a beautiful area!

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    Kasey | Running in Heels
    December 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I love the colors! This city looks so amazingly fun and adorable!

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    Ami Bhat
    December 5, 2017 at 6:21 am

    The town looks beautiful in the pictures. It is one of those that need to be explored by foot. Bet there are interesting things to see in every lane,

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    December 25, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Un petit pour vous dire que votre blog est super!

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