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Address: Kinsale, Ireland
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An Fun Imperative in Kinsale

Mary was behind the bar the day we arrived in Kinsale. We promptly fell in love with her and this charming, historically significant family owned tavern. Our ghost tour started... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mary was behind the bar the day we arrived in Kinsale. We promptly fell in love with her and this charming, historically significant family owned tavern. Our ghost tour started and ended here, and it was a great spot for making connections and gathering information on events and activities in the area. Warmth.....

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austin, tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Hmmm...a tavern instead of a pub? What's the difference? Who cares? They serve drinks and have a cool patio with ancient signs (and an ancient well) and cool décor. The bathrooms are modern and the bartender is fun. Jumping off point for the Ghost Tour most evenings too.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went here as it is the meet up spot for the Ghost Tour. I'm glad I was able to see it and hear it's great history. Don't miss seeing the old well in patio area.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Went to Mary's Tap Tavern both nights of our Kinsale visit. Small, intimate, just like our favorite watering hole at home. Easy to meet other travelers and locals alike. Full range of drinks, too. And the Ghost Tour is a hoot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Does not fail to disappoint, straight up pub serving drink, nothing more, nothing less. Nothing more gastro than the bacon fries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I heard about this pub for the ghost story tour, from a bartender in Cobh. We made the 9pm tour and it was fantistic!!! Mark and Dave were superb!! The cozy pub was a great place to sit and have a pint as well!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough during our trip to Kinsale, Ireland to be just a few steps away from this charming pub, full of character. We were welcomed warmly, although we had never been before, and Mary, who is quite a wonderful woman and the owner greeted us and then put more coal on the fire, so we would be warm.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped in mid week for a pint. Pub has a lot of character and was worth the stop. Wasn't crowded and chatted a couple of the locals. Mary the owner/bartender? Lol super cute.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

A nice spot in Kinsale for a pint. Grand central location. Relaxed vibe. The outdoor area in the back is charming. Great for live music.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We asked a friend who lives in Kinsale for the best place to take American friends out for a few drinks and Tap Tavern was his recommendation. This pub is perfect. It is small, cozy, has a fireplace and excellent beer on tap. A friend told us don't serve shots because 'whiskey is for sipping'. The local patrons were very... More 

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