Family-Friendly Restaurants for a Paddy’s Day Meal

Looking to take the little ones out for a meal over the Paddy’s Festival? Here are our top picks for family-friendly restaurants in Ireland:

Family-Friendly Restaurants for a Paddy’s Day Meal

Fitzpatrick’s, Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth

The Cooley Peninsula is one of Ireland’s most picturesque destinations. Fitzpatrick’s Bar and Restaurant sits at the foot of the Cooley Mountains, welcoming families all year round. With a great menu, offering a range of dishes including fresh Cooley seafood, this is the perfect place to stop off for a bite to eat.

Fitzpatrick’s is a great spot for a celebration, and its annual St. Patrick’s festivities never fail to bring true Irish spirit to the area. With a warm and homely atmosphere, the restaurant waits to welcome you and your family for this year’s celebrations.

Dunes Pub and Bistro, Inchydoney, Cork

Dunes Pub and Bistro on Inchydoney Island offers a fantastic seaside dining experience. With a bright and spacious indoor restaurant and an outdoor terrace for those sunny days, it’s ideal for families looking to get away for a while.

With dishes including West Cork seafood chowder, seafood platters and delicious steaks, you can be sure Dunes won’t let you down. For the little ones, there are lots of tasty options, with a flavour-packed kids menu to suit even the pickiest of eaters. After a walk on Inchydoney Beach, you’ll have worked up an appetite – and Dunes Pub and Bistro is happy to help.

Garden Café, Brigit’s Garden, Co. Galway

Brigit’s Garden in County Galway is a stunning place to spend the afternoon. With plenty of gorgeous corners to explore and admire nature, it’s perfect for a relaxed St. Patrick’s Day activity. The garden is very child-friendly, with some lovely activities for the kids to get involved in – including the Earth Quest Trail and the Natural Play Area.

Once you’re finished wandering the garden, stop off for a bite to eat at the Garden Café. With quality, fresh food made with local ingredients, there’s something for everyone on the menu. With veggie and vegan options, and some tasty choices for children, you’ll be well looked after.

Randaddys, Lahinch, Clare

Another fantastic way to spend Paddy’s Day is with a visit to Lahinch, one of Ireland’s best surfing towns. When it comes to great food, Randaddys knows exactly how to impress. This trendy restaurant is a fantastic choice for an afternoon of dining with the whole family, serving delicious European food.

With lots of tasty dishes on the menu, there’s plenty to choose from – including burgers, pizzas and sandwiches.

Kenmare Bay Hotel

The charming traditional of Kenmare is the ideal location for an authentically Irish experience. The Kenmare Bay Hotel is fabulously child-friendly – so whether you’re looking to pop in just to eat, or to take a short break with the family, this is a great spot. The hotel also has a swimming pool, playground and kids’ club – so there’s no shortage of exciting activities.

Enjoy a bite to eat from the a la carte menu at The Bay Restaurant, serving a range of classics made from local produce. The kids can enjoy their own delicious meal straight from the children’s menu, with each dish named after cartoon characters. The restaurant also has its own Kids’ Corner, kitted out with games to keep the little ones entertained.


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Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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