Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Kinsale

Folk House

A rustic huddle of cosy nooks makes the Folk House an inviting spot to settle down by the fire with your choice of craft beers from around the world, or to stand at the bar and soak up the craic. From Thursday to Su…
Top Choice Pub in Clonakilty

De Barra's Folk Club

A convivial, jostling atmosphere – with walls splattered with photos and press cuttings, dramatic masks and musical instruments – provides the setting for the cream of local folk music. Nightly sessions usually begi…
Pub in Kinsale

Harbour Bar

It might look permanently closed from the outside, but inside it's like being in someone's front room (actually, it IS someone's front room! Tim, the landlord's). Battered old sofas, a fire stoked in the hearth, cha…
Pub in Kinsale

Bulman Bar

Escape from central Kinsale to this harbourside gastropub in the picturesque hamlet of Summercove, where salty informality is a style in its own right. Sip chilled white wine at outdoor tables or sup beers and seafo…
Pub in Kinsale

Spaniard Bar

The food is good, but the real appeal of this old pub (it feels like it dates back to the Armada) lies in the quiet corners where you can smell the peat fire and catch fragments of hushed conversations, and, on sunn…
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Bushe's Bar

Seafaring paraphernalia drips from the ceiling at this genuinely character-filled old bar. The benches outside on the main square are the best spots in town for a sundowner. Famous crab sandwiches are served when fr…
Pub in Clonakilty

An Teach Beag

This intriguing cottage-pub (the name means 'the little house'), along the alley beside O'Donovan's Hotel, has all the atmosphere necessary for good traditional music sessions. You might even catch a scríocht (a ses…