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Hole in the Wall 17 High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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All reviews irish coffee the owner smallest pub small bar unique pub hidden gem high street unique experience bit hard to find sing song history lesson live music great music don t miss visiting kilkenny great history kilkenny city
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were advised by a friend that the Hole in the Wall was a must. Loved our visit. Heard all the history which was fun and interesting. Tiny place but everyone chatted with each other from numerous countries. A small piece of Kilkenny history and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kathie V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend and I ducked in here on a friends advice and we were absolutely thrilled with the bartender. It’s a small intimate room where there are stories being told and shared. Great drinks and prices and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank fluoro
Reviewed 5 days ago

visited last month, place was empty, no Guinness only a tin for 7 euro, had pint of local beer, not much better, will not be visiting again !!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank porkypigCoventry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened to drop into the Hole in the Wall the other day and what a great session of chat and reminiscing there was: Americans, Austrians, Canadians, and a few locals savoured this unique Time Capsule…almost hidden away in the heart of the medieval city. ‘Tis...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oldest pub in Ireland. Very old and low ceilings. Cash only. Limited selection. But hey very nice folks and great pl as co.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank wohauckIII
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic gem crafty beers nice friendly owner what more would you want. It's a bit hard to find but worth the effort. Try the blue ale a Costello's I believe.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were on our first day in Ireland, visiting Kilkenny. We were ending our day walking back to our vehicle as we stumbled upon Hole in the Wall bar. It was a perfect way to end the evening with a wonderful bartender...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hlvoshell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I appreciate the story behind this bar so we had to check it out! You can usually see signs from the main street, but if you do not...ask! It literally is what it says it is, but there is a quaint courtyard area you can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JodiDanTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today Thursday 25th April 2019. It was lovely. Really friendly barman and barwoman. Both of them gave us loads of information regarding Kilkenny and told us of place we should visit. The kids had a gorgeous hot chocolate and my husband had a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a few hours here , very interesting , unique bar . Learnt a few games . Listened to a potted history of the place . Not to be missed .

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Booklady28 | Reviewed this property |
Best little spot. I hope Shane is working when you go; he’s a great story-teller!