Cahalane’s Bar

20 Bridge St, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

A real Irish pub experience a cozy pub, a great pint and genial host; and maybe even a good plate of pub grub to tuck into. Many Irish pubs are steeped in tradition, history and tied into their communities making them a place full of character, spirit and interest.

About Cahalane’s Bar

Cahalane’s Bar:  20 Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Hours: Mon – Thurs 12:30pm – 11:30pm

Friday – 12:30pm – 12:30am

Saturday – 1:00pm – 12:30am

Sunday – 12:30pm – 11:00pm

Phone:  (028) 21161

Cahalane’s Location


What's on offer?
  • Family Friendly
  • LIVE Music
  • Open Mic Nights – Singing
  • Cable TV – All Sports
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Beer Garden
  • Parking – Car park nearby, on street
  • Parties Catered For
  • Covered Smoking Area

Things to see & do Nearby:  Lough Hyne | Shopping | Heritage Centre | Heritage Sites| Golf | Playground | Childre’s Activity Centre | Stately Homes | Hiking | Walks | Nearby Coastal & Scnic Areas

History of Cahalane's Bar

“This is a gem of a bar…” – Vincent (UK) – writes one satisfied visitor. It has everything you’d want in a pub – a good pint, banter and a friendly atmosphere. Cahalane’s Pub is over 100 years old, with a Centenary award to prove it. Steeped in history – this spot was once the walkway to the boats, heading to Baltimore, on the banks of the River Ilen, in days gone by.

A modern pub with a traditional feel, you’ll find the walls graced with photos of Skibbereen’s local, football history where you could spend all day perusing and learning the stories behind the faces – a firm favourite with Skibbereen’s returning, prodigal sons & daughters eager to show off to their offspring; the oldest photo dates from 1924.

Colin, the owner, is a great host full of chat, lore and hidden gems to explore. Friendly and lively, Cahalane’s customers are a rare blend of young and old where everyone is made to feel welcome, even the little ones.

Cahalane’s is definitely a place to while away an hour or two tucked up in front of the warming stove, on a cold winter’s day, or out in the beer garden on a mild summer’s eve. With music, mid-week and weekends, you’ll find something to suit the whole family, you might even be tempted to join in the sing-song!

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