Dalton's Bar

Dalton's Bar, Kinsale: Hours, Address, Dalton's Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

Dalton's Bar
4.5
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Daltons Bar is a friendly local establishtment that welcomes all visitors from close and afar. We offer authentic Irish Trad Music during summer week nights and encourage all who are are brave enough to sing along, to do so. Daltons offers a large independant apartment which sleeps four people.This is two floors over the bar and features a king bed on the top floor with extra sleeping space on the first floor. There is a kitchen/dining with seperate sittingroom to relax in. The shower w/c is on the first floor. We are centraly located so shops and restaurants are all close by. bike rentals and walking trails abound.
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Ruagaire-Reatha
Belgooly, Ireland4 contributions
Friends
As an occasional visitor to Dalton's Pub I've been motivated to offer my opinion in view of one of the few negative reviews on the bar which has very recently been published here. Dalton's is a small local bar with a cosmopolitan clientele, reflecting the local population. It is a friendly well run pub. It is my experience that visitors are always made welcome. Just read the other reviews here and judge for yourself.

Monday night, 9 pm, is music night during the Winter. Last Summer there were sessions Mon., Tues. and Thurs.

The Fear a'Tí (M.C.) Den Joe manages to provide a very well balanced entertaining programme every night. However, the musicians don't stick to one schedule. You will hear some of the touristy numbers like "The Wild Rover" (I feel a migraine coming on!) but you'll also hear a wider selection of Irish folk songs and tunes in various styles. There is a big audience input, so you may hear unaccompanied songs in English and Irish (Gaelic), poems, recitations or stories depending on what people have to offer on the particular night.

There are many other pubs offering evening entertainment in Kinsale, but any time we have visitors - Dalton's is where we take them. Drop in if you're looking for music in Kinsale on a Monday night and I'm sure you'll enjoy the experience.

p.s. No relationship whatsoever with the owners. :)
Written February 24, 2016
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Johnny Trekkie
San Diego, CA9,188 contributions
Couples
MONDAY, APRIL 28th, approximately 10:30PM...

BARWOMAN: "What can I get you?"
CHUN P: "Um...uh...I'll take a Paddys on the rocks, and how about a Midleton on the rocks too."
BARWOMAN: "Um...do you realize that Midleton is 40euro a shot, and you'll probably get punched by someone for putting ice in it?"
CHUN P: "40euro! Whoa! Make that two Paddys instead!"
BARWOMAN: "You got it!"
CHUN P: "Thanks for the warning on Midleton before pouring it for me!"
BARWOMAN: "No problem!"

Monday blues? Come to Dalton's Bar! Place was packed on this on Monday night! By 11PM, there was barely any standing room at all. Excellent musicians playing, friendly old and young people drinking pints, laughter, and one stupid 6 foot 2 inch tall, skinny, ugly Asian man(me) ordering 40euro whiskey with ice.

Good times!
Written May 7, 2014
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Shannon P
San Francisco, CA13 contributions
Friends
Dalton's was one of my favorite pubs in all of Ireland. The live music session was absolutely fantastic. They had a group of older men doing a combination of songs, poems, instrumentals, etc. Often folks from the crowd would offer to sing a song and then everyone would turn their attention to the singer and join in at the chorus.
Great fun... not to be missed in Kinsale
Written February 4, 2014
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Debbie B
Isle of Sheppey, UK22 contributions
Friends
Well we walked in to this bar earlier this week because we could hear proper Irish singing it was packed everyone really enjoying themselves . My husband ordered the drinks, me being blonde I didn't realise we were not at all welcome . My husband said drink up we re not welcome . Which was a shame because I could have stayed all night I've read all the reviews on here for this pub but mostly from Americans .
With our English accents . The deep rebel music and the paper cut outs on the wall told us to leave shame
Written July 5, 2015
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Lennyledoo
14 contributions
Couples
Tiny moody bar with wonderful entertainment - the traditional Irish folk band played for 2.5 hours taking requests, allowing pub guests to sing songs, playing popular local ballads and engaging in pub-wide singalongs that were absolutely wonderful. It was the highlight of our Ireland trip ad we cannot recommend highly enough. We spent the rest of the trip trying to find the same in other towns without success.
Written December 4, 2017
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mouseparade
Upland, California, United States129 contributions
Couples
One of the highlights of my trip to Ireland! If you want real entertainment--local people singing Irish songs and reciting little ditties, you will love this.
Written September 8, 2017
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seetheworld0518
Edmond, OK79 contributions
This was such a unique experience. The live music on the night we went was Potbelly Folk which was a little group of old men that sat in a circle at a table with guitars and accordions and a number of other instruments and sang very traditional folk music. At times locals would sing solos or do story telling. Drinks were great as well. But the atmosphere is worth the trip alone.
Written November 1, 2015
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citygirlforever
Saint Louis, MO123 contributions
Friends
Jim Goode (contact in Kinsale) recommended this place to us. We went on a Monday night when locals were playing. It was one of the best nights we had in Ireland. The locals were amazing. The singing was awesome. Great songs. We were able to get a table near the door to sit and listen to the music. This is not a spot to be missed!
Written January 22, 2014
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Maureta B
Springfield, OH21 contributions
Couples
A small homey pub that features live music nightly. Although not necessarily traditional Irish music, the music is sing along venue and it is a warm friendly place to sit back and enjoy the music and company.
Written July 23, 2013
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snmeee
Rochester, NY44 contributions
Couples
We went there three nights in a row and we would love to go there again. It does not serve food, which is unfortunate. But the music!! The bands on Monday and Tuesday evenings were like a family and they invited some members of the audience to start a song. Especially one night, there were four or five musicians performing and it was fantastic! I turns out that they were a group of young musicians who were performing for one another and they do it once a week. The service is excellent and amazing how they can serve a crowd with friendliness and courtesy. Be sure to try their Connemara Irish Whisky. It is not a very large pub, so get there early.
Written April 30, 2018
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Dalton's Bar is open:
  • Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM