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Address: Kinsale, Ireland
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The place for a pint at the end of the day

The owner, Mary, makes this very cute pub a truly memorable experience. We enjoyed conversation about Kinsale, its history, Mary's life in Kinsale, plus a lot of jokes and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The owner, Mary, makes this very cute pub a truly memorable experience. We enjoyed conversation about Kinsale, its history, Mary's life in Kinsale, plus a lot of jokes and laughter. Mary even taught us the correct way to pour a Guinness! This is a real local treat.

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you go to Kinsale,Do not leave without going on the Ghost tour which runs from the Tap tavern in kinsale, A very funny entertaining evening. You wont regret going. Bring the children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Owner/bartender Mary is such a bueatiful person. went the Xtra mile to make sure our visit was memorable . I absolutely adore her. If your in town you must visit but google it first. It's rich with history and family . Mary had been working there since she was 9 yrs old .

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Seagull House in Kinsale, Ireland. Mary O'Neill, the owner of the house and also the owner of The Tap Tavern, was so lovely. She welcomed us into her home with open arms and couldn't have been nicer! We recommend visiting her and having a pint of Guinness at the tavern! Maureen and Joseph... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Definitely a place to pop to for a couple of relaxed pints if in Kinsale. Great atmosphere and nice change of pace.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were recommended this cozy pub by our B&B host. We stayed for a few beers before dinner, and enjoyed the quaint atmosphere with memorabilia. We appeared to be the only tourists inside with the rest of the customers being locals (who were very friendly and confirmed its authenticity!) We immensely enjoyed the Tap Tavern and would definitely return if... More 

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New Palestine, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I have lived here for over a year and the folks at the Tap are my Family. Mary has owned or worked at the Tap since she was a little girl! Fresh pints, great atmosphere and you can always take the ghost tour if you want some good craic!

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rocky hill, CT USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Don't miss this little gem in Guardwell... Mary is a treasure, we have stayed at her B&B in the past, and always stop in for a pint when in Kinsale. We hear the walking tours led by her family are a great time, and hope to do in the future! God bless ya, Mary!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Last pub in Kinsale owned by someone born and bred in Kinsale. I think Kinsale has 23-24 pubs. In any event, you must stop by for a pint. It's an old pub - Mary seems to always be there with friends. My husband and I had a pint, took a look around and hung out for a bit. There were... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Stop and see Mary and do the ghost tour. You won't be disappointed. We loved this little place while we lived there for 3 years. Best place in Kinsale to get a pint with friends!

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Address: Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale

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