The Wolf Dog Tavern is a friendly, family run pub dating from pre 1700s offering B & B accommodation on the Wild Atlantic Way in Killala, Co. Mayo. The Tavern caters for families in its comfortable lounge bar. The rooms are all ensuite and furnished with tea and coffee making facilities.
Located just 10 mins from Ballina town and 15 minutes from the famous Céide Fields and Downpatrick Head on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Wolf Dog Tavern is the perfect cosy base from which to explore both historic, beautiful Killala and the towns, villages and landscape in North Mayo and its Atlantic coast.
It was named the ‘Golden Acres’ up until 2009 when there was a significant fire and it became a tiny one room shebeen – the only room that wasn’t damaged by the fire at the north end of the house.
Now the whole premises has re-opened. Only the name has got older! The Wolf Dog was the name of the ancient Killala tavern when the French army turned up in Killala in 1798. Back then, the Wolf Dog was a great meeting place for the United Irish movement – this is the account by Richard Hayes in his book The Last Invasion of Ireland (first edition 1937).
Today, the world is still being put to rights here, over a few beers – just as it should be!
Wolf Dog Tavern, Upper Market St, Killala, Co. Mayo (proprietors: Alan and Louise Tomas)
Telephone: 096 32183 or + 353 87 785 7364 (mobile)