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The 10 Oldest Cork Pubs

The 10 Oldest Cork Pubs


  1. Sin É Pub

A long-established home of Irish traditional music in Cork city, the Irish words ‘Sin é’ literally means ‘That’s it’, in reference to the funeral parlour located next door.

Non-stop traditional music 7 days a week from 6 – close Monday – Saturday, and from 5 on Sunday. Music and Drink are the focus but please feel free to bring some food with you! View Profile

  1. The Old Thatch Bar & Restaurant

The Old Thatch Bar & Restaurant is Ireland’s Oldest Thatch Pub and is located in Killeagh in East Cork. Directors Debbie Walsh and Brian Barry Took over the lease of this Trademark and iconic building in June 2017. Both being local and aware of the history associated with it They were very conscious of The tradition and unique selling points the building had to offer but both wanted to bring back that familiarity and buzz that has been associated in the village and this building in particular going back as far as the 1600’s. View Profile

  1. Crane Lane

They’re one of Cork’s most versatile venues, a house of Jazz, Blues and Burlesque. Their stage has hosted many an international luminary and some of the South’s best bands have trod it’s boards. They have a tradition of hosting some of the finest Bluegrass, Western Swing, Blues and Rock & Roll bands to visit these shores. On weekends, in full gear they have Live Gigs, Shows and our Resident DJs to keep you on your toes! View Profile

  1. The Mutton Lane

A Cork pub much admired, the Mutton Lane Inn is probably one of the oldest drinking establishments in the city outside of the North/ South Main Street axis. Situated off St. Patrick’s Street, Mutton Lane is one of many alleyways that lead into the famed English Market and used to be where live sheep were run into the market at one time. View Profile

  1. Barry’s Douglas

Right here, in the middle of Douglas, at the edge of Cork City, stands Barry’s of Douglas, a contemporary and stylish oasis of great food, drink and hospitality. It feels new, with a fresh look and chic atmosphere but deep down Barry’s has a heritage of hospitality that they’ve kept alive for 245 years, right here, on this very spot. So, come in. Delight yourself as you explore their impressive collection of gins and other fine beverages. View Profile

  1. The Spaniard

The Spaniard has held a commanding view over the town of Kinsale for centuries. It still retains its unique charm. You can be sure of the same welcome, the same quality and the same high standards our restaurant and bars have been renowned over for generations. View Profile

  1. The Crosskey Inn

The Crosskeys Inn is one of Ireland’s Oldest Thatched Pubs dating back to c.1654. The white -washed stone built cottage served as a coaching stop on the original Belfast to Derry road. The Inn is known worldwide for its traditional Irish music nights. The historic nature of the pub makes it a must see destination for all tourists and visitors to County Antrim and the shores of Lough Neagh. View Profile

  1. Le Chateau

An established family business on the sunny side of Patrick Street with more than 20 beers on tap, an extensive wine & whiskey list and home-cooked food. View Profile

  1. Costigans Pub

They are very proud of their extensive Irish whiskey and Irish gin selection from Cork and the rest of Ireland, Costigan’s Traditional Irish Pub is the perfect setting to enjoy a drink or two.Costigan’s stunning individual architecture provides the ideal atmosphere to enjoy one of Ireland’s most traditional pubs. View Profile

  1. The Shelbourne Bar 

The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub in Cork city with an authentic traditional atmosphere.

Nestled in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895, it is renowned for its welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great service and extensive Irish whiskey offering of over 300 bottlings – the largest and best collection in Cork! View Profile

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