A Yellow Weather Warning for snow and ice is in place for Northern Ireland until midday on Monday 11 December 2017 and the Ice warning continuing until 11:00 on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

Visit our Weather section for more information

If you require advice on Gritting or dealing with Snow or Ice please visit the NI Direct website.


Crosskeys Inn

Image of the Crosskeys Inn

Crosskeys Inn is Ireland’s oldest thatched pub and famous traditional music venue.

The Crosskeys Inn dates back to 1654.

As you enter through the latched door there is a definite feeling of stepping back through time. The uneven walls, the stone floors worn down in the centre from generations and generations of footsteps, the low ceilings and various warrens of rooms, with open turf fires all bear testament to the authenticity of this historic Irish pub.

The sense of timlessness is increased by the enchanting framed pictures on the walls, mostly of past patrons, old men from another time or music sessions from years gone by. Newspaper cuttings and clippings record the history of The Crosskeys Inn and the local area for future generations to see.

The Inn is a stone built cottage which was once a coaching stop on the route between Belfast and Derry. The building until recently was thought to have dated back to the 1740's. In 2010 Queens University Belfast completed the dating process of dendrochronology and confirmed that the building was actually much older and in fact dated back to pre-1654.

Open Hours:

Mon - Sat: 11.30am - 1am
Sun: noon - 11pm


T: 028 7965 0694
E: info@crosskeys-inn.com
W: crosskeys-inn.com
Facebook: @TheCrosskeysInn


40 Grange Road
BT41 3QB
Northern Ireland