The Corner Bar

37 Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Nearly 140 years in existence, The Corner Bar still retains it’s charm of yesteryear. You come here for great conversation, a good pint and none of the distractions of modern-day technology. A place of refuge and sanctuary, for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of life or just some plain ol’ peace and quiet. Have your pint in the bar or out back in the parlour, which was once the family living room before expansion took it into the fold of the bar.

About The Corner Bar

Address: 37 Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Hours: 7-days – after dinner until late…

Phone:  (028) 21522

The Corner Bar’s Location

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What's on offer?
  • Family Friendly
  • TRADITIONAL Music & Seanachi Nights
  • Monthly Singing Club – All Welcome!
  • Road Bowling
  • Pub Quiz
  • Cable TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 Open Fires
  • Beer Garden
  • Parking – Car park nearby, on street
  • Coach Tours Welcome
  • Parties Catered for & Function Room Available
  • 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 The Corner Bar

Run by 4th generation publican, William O’Brien and his wife Valerie O’Brien, the bar was established 30 years after the Great Famine by William’s great-grandfather. Steeped in history, you can see the evolution of the town and pub on its walls full of photos.

Originally a brewery house, they expanded into the premises next door in 1970 joining 36 & 37 Bridge Street. The latter, which was a newsagent, also double jobbed as an office for the old Cunard Lines, yes – the one synonymous with the Titanic. Anyone leaving Skibbereen, back in the day, booked their ticket here and sailed onto their new lives from Cobh to far flung places.

Keeping with tradition, The Corner Bar offers traditional Irish music on a Sunday night – Mondays in the summer – and on the 1 st Friday of each month, plays host to the local ‘Singers Club’. Running for the last 15 years, the Singers Club has a special guest each month and if you can sing a note or two, you are more than welcome to join in….they take their singing seriously, so only volunteer if you are in earnest. If you can’t sing, won’t sing, they are partial to a good story too!

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