Welcome to Tigh an tSaorsaigh!
Welcome to our website. Our pub Tigh an t-saorsaigh is located in the heart of ballyferriter village. Our bar is still standing since the year 1870 so it is a very old traditional bar. At the beginning it was a shebeen. Nestled into beautiful landscapes beside the sea, also walking distance from the beautiful Beal Bán beach. We are also only a three minute drive from the local golf club if you feel like a few rounds of golf. Also you can go cycling and horse riding and other landmarks like visiting the famous Blasket islands & the very scenic route of the Slea head drive. We cater for food, drink and we also have bed & breakfast.
Food & Drink
Why not finish your day by eating a tasty meal in our pub? You can eat, sleep & drink under the one roof. Our bar has a very authentic traditional Irish theme to it. There is often great craic in the bar with the locals telling stories and music sessions on big weekends. We cater for all and we will try and make your visit to us as enjoyable as possible.
Bed & Breakfast
We have scenic views of the white sands of Béal Bán beach along with the Three Sisters, scenic greenhills nearby. There are a number of guest bedrooms available suitable to your needs here also. You can replenish your strength with a good night’s sleep followed by a feast of an Irish breakfast! If you have any further queries please don't hesitate to contact us.
There are a number of activities that will fill your day, from scenic day trips to the Blasket Islands to hillwalking up the gorgeous Mount Brandon, to horse-riding on the beach, to golfing, and even cycling around the gorgeous Slea Head Drive, or further depending on how adventurous you are! Diarmuid’s brother Padraig organises fantastic cycling tours around the dingle peninsula as seen on his website Green Road Cycle Tours.
Other landmarks are also nearby such as the famous Blasket islands, Ferriters Cove, a lovely walk to an ancient castle, and the very scenic route of the Slea Head Drive of course. We are located only a short drive away from Dingle Town, The Great Balsket Island, Mt. Brandon, along with many other places. There is plenty to do here whether you’re short or tall, young or old!
Green Road Cycle Tours www.greenroadcycletours.com
Visit Fungie the Dolphin www.dingledolphin.com
Ceann Sibeal Golf Course www.dinglelinks.com
Ballyferriter Museum www.westkerrymuseum.com
J.B. Paintings www.jbpaintings.com
Guided Tours www.dingletours.com
Walking Tours www.dannysheehy.com
Situated just 2 miles from Ceann Sibeal golf links and within walking distance of Beal Bán beach and Ferriter's Cove, Tig an tSaorsaigh offers a refuge where you can eat, drink and sleep under the one roof.
Tigh an tSaorsaigh is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Ballyferriter in the Gaeltacht, County Kerry. It is a traditional Irish pub that has been standing since circa 1870, so it is about as authentic an Irish pub as you can get! At the beginning it was a Sibín, nestled into beautiful landscapes beside the sea and the lovely Béal Bán beach, and was owned by Mr. Kennedy. Willy Longthen bought it from Mr. Kennedy, and got a licence from the State. However, Willy was a school teacher and could not put his name on the licence, so he put his brother's name, John Long, on the pub. Willy often exported salted mackerel to the U.S.A from Béal Bán beach, which is just a stone throw away from the pub. Following this, Willie's daughter, Neil married a man by the name of Gerald Sears. They then ran the pub until they unfortunately passed away. While they were running the pub, the local's never called it John Long’s, they called it "Tigh an t-Saorsaigh", which is what the pub is known as today. The B&B behind the bar was only built ten years ago and has gorgeous views from the bedrooms overlooking Béal Bán and Smerwick harbour.
The pub is easy to find, located on the right hand side of the road next to the museum in the centre of the village. We cater for buses and large groups also. Off season special packages for golfers and walkers too. Do not hesitate in getting in contact with us with any queries on 066-9156344.