Counties Cork and Down have both secured six listings in the 2015 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ guide.
They were followed by Clare, with four listings, and Mayo with three listings each.
Galway, Kerry and Kildare each received two listings with Dublin, Leitrim, Louth, Sligo, Tipperary, Westmeath, Wexford, Antrim and Wicklow each having one listing.
Produced by tyre manufacturer Michelin - this year’s Guide recommends some 590 pubs spread across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland of which 70 are new entries and all of which are selected, first and foremost, for the quality of their food.
Noting that pubs are a quintessential part of Irish life and often the hub of the community, Guide editor Rebecca Burr said: “The standard of food being served in Irish pubs continues to reach new heights.”
Full list of the pubs included in the 2015 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ guide:
Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), An Súgan and Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale)
Pheasant (Annahilt), Poacher’s Pocket (Comber), Parson’s Nose and Plough Inn (both in Hillsborough) and Pier 36 and Grace Neill’s (both in Donaghadee) – with Grace Neill’s alone in securing an Inspector’s Favourite commendation.
Morrissey’s (Doonbeg), Vaughan’s Anchor Inn (Liscannor), Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) and Linnane’s Lobster Bar (New Quay)
Crockets on the Quay (Ballina), The Tavern (Murrisk) and Sheebeen (Westport)
Moran’s Oyster Cottage (Kilcolgan) and O’Dowd’s (Roundstone)
O’Neill’s Seafood Bar and QC’s (both in Caherciveen)
Ballymore Inn (Ballymore Eustace) and Fallon’s (Kilcullen)
Chop House (Ballsbridge)
Hargadons (Sligo Town)
Fatted Calf (Glasson)
Lobster Pot (Carne)
Billy Andy’s at Mounthill, near Larne
Byrne & Woods (Roundwood).
Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale) and Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) each received an Inspector’s Favourite commendation, described in the Guide as "establishments worthy of additional consideration".