Welcome to the Crosskeys Inn Ireland’s oldest thatched pub and famous traditional music venue. Dating back to 1654 the Crosskeys is situated just off the main Randalstown to Portglenone road (B52) approximately 30 minutes from Belfast.
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.Learn more about us
The Crosskeys is known worldwide as a unique traditional music venue. Although most sessions are impromptu there is traditional music most Saturday nights. Music can be arranged on request for private parties and functions.
We also have regular pub quizzes most of which are usually held to raise money for charity.
In the summer, BBQs are also enjoyed in the spirit of raising money for charity and when in season we have locally sourced Eel Suppers which continue to grow in popularity.View Events on Facebook
The Crosskeys Inn has built a reputation for it's traditional Irish music over the years, making it one of the most famous traditional Irish music venues in Ireland today.
Most Saturday's impromptu Irish traditional music sessions with some of the best local musicians gather to play for the love of their craft which all patrons can enjoy.
Singing sessions usually take place on a monthly basis and on occasion you can find locals telling tales by the fire to visitors from near and far.Go to Entertainment