Top 10 towns in Ireland with the most pubs per person

You won't go thirsty in these towns and villages
You won't go thirsty in these towns and villages

Extremely valuable reseacrh has finally revealed which towns in Ireland have the most pubs per person.

We've all heard people claim that they are from a town or village with more pubs than people but the definitive data is finally in, thanks to Thomas Biddy, the CEO of Reg Point of Sale.

He took the population figures from the last census and compared them with the list of registered pubs from the Company Registration Office.

After a bit of cross checking of addresses to make sure which pubs really were located in each town, Biddy came up with his list.

Top of the pile is Liscannor in County Clare. The tiny village has one pub or hotel for every 26 residents, the lowest such ratio in the country.

Liscannor has a large tourist trade due to its proximity to the Cliffs of Moher but Biddy claims that locals also support their pubs as part of community spirit.

Liscannor just held off another Clare village, Feakle, which was second on the list.

Third was Lifford in Co Donegal and fourth was Waterville in Co Kerry. Fifth on the list was yet another Clare town, Doonbeg.

Bottom of the list was Greystones, which has the highest ratio of people per boozer, at 2,750 per pub.


  1. Liscannor, Clare
  2. Feakle, Clare 
  3. Lifford, Donegal 
  4. Waterville, Kerry
  5. Doonbeg, Clare
  6. Castlegregory, Kerry
  7. Cong, Mayo
  8. Knocktopher, KIlkenny
  9. Ballyvaughan, Clare
  10. Sneem, Kerry