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The Tap Tavern

Kinsale, Ireland
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Mary and Brian !!!

We went here to take in the Ghost Tour and well that was great the Pub itself was amazing . It... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Bustravel12
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Altona, Canada
Authentic Irish Pub with Wondeful Mary!

If you want to visit a real Irish pub where locals frequent in Kinsale then Tap Tavern is the place... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Lisa D
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Sumter, South Carolina
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We went here to take in the Ghost Tour and well that was great the Pub itself was amazing . It feels like you have walked into someones living room and the there is Mary, charming wiity and full of life. The ghost tour is...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

If you want to visit a real Irish pub where locals frequent in Kinsale then Tap Tavern is the place to go. We stopped in on a Wednesday evening and the only other people there were a few locals and Mary, the genteel proprietress. Mary...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

The pub is small with one bar and an open fire, serving a perfect pint of Guinness, everyone is made to feel welcome by the landlady Mary

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

I visited Kinsale for a few days of relaxing in the middle of a business trip. The Tap was just down the street from where we were staying and I instantly fell in love. Cozy interior, roaring fire, no Muzak and spinning double diamond sign....More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic pub in the heart of the town and close by to our accommodation. We really enjoyed having a drink here on a rainy evening in Kinsale with the fire going!

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

During our recent stay in Kinsale, Ireland, we enjoyed several evenings in the Tap Tavern. It is a lovely, family-friendly pub with historic and convivial atmosphere and a snug turf fire in the fireplace on chilly evenings. The pub is owned by Mary O'Neil, whom...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

This place is small and so popular it's a squeeze to get in, but it's authentic Ireland. Roaring fire, a yester Year cash register, revolving double diamond advert, no music and a lovely 80 yr old proprietress that welcomes everyone personally and thanks you too...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed October 21, 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...More

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Reviewed October 12, 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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bcadelman2017
February 20, 2017|
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Response from billandpammatthys | Reviewed this property |
Mary's Bed and Breakfast is called the Seagull House
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ddocphiladelphia
March 24, 2016|
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Response from OrvalEnthusiast | Reviewed this property |
There is a charge. I've not taken it, but I believe you walk around the ancient streets of Kinsale at night, hearing scary stories. I would use google for more info.
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