The Rusty Mackerel

Carrick, County Donegal

Restaurant | Dog-Friendly Bars & Pubs in Carrick


If you're looking for a place to enjoy delicious food, great craic, and comfortable accommodation near the stunning Sliabh Liag Cliffs, Teelin, then look no further than The Rusty Mackerel in Killybegs. This renowned traditional Irish bar, restaurant, and accommodation is famous for its traditional music and warm, friendly atmosphere, and attracts a vibrant mix of both locals and visitors.

At The Rusty Mackerel, you can enjoy a delicious meal while sipping on local craft beers from Kinnegar & Ballayshannon Brewing Company or indulging in the legendary ‘Silkie’ Irish Whiskey & An Dúlamán Maritime Gin, distilled less than a mile away. The food is fantastic, and the drinks are plentiful, making it a great spot to relax after a long day exploring the Wild Atlantic Way or the breathtaking scenery around Sliabh Liag.

What's even better is that The Rusty Mackerel is a dog-friendly establishment. Your furry friend is welcome to join you inside, where there is indoor dog-friendly seating available, or outside in the outdoor dining area or heated beer garden with a retractable roof for those sunny summer months. There are no breed or size restrictions, and water bowls are provided. Plus, sausages are always on hand to make your pup's visit even more enjoyable. With all this on offer, The Rusty Mackerel is the perfect place to enjoy some quality time with your furry friend in Killybegs.

Dog-Friendly Amenities

  • Water Bowl
  • Indoor Seating
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Covered Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Dog Treats
  • No Additional Pet Fee

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We can't wait to see you and your dog at The Rusty Mackerel!

Teelin Rd, Lergadaghtan, Carrick, Co. Donegal, F94 VP99, Ireland


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Opening Hours

Always pet-friendly

Monday 12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday 12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday 12:00 - 23:30
Thursday 12:00 - 23:30
Friday 12:00 - 23:30
Saturday 12:00 - 23:30
Sunday 12:00 - 23:30

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