The Irish Whip

Main St. Ballydehob, Co. Cork

The Irish Whip is a very traditional, Irish pub. A place one goes for a pint, the banter and where no one is refused a song – known for it’s casual, traditional music you’re likely to find yourself in the middle of a session at any time.

About The Irish Whip

The Irish Whip: Main Street, Ballydehob, Co Cork

Hours: Mon
– Thurs 10:30pm – 11:30pm

Fri & Sat
10:30am – 1:00am

1230pm – 11:30pm

Phone:  (028) 37191

The Irish Whip Location

The Irish Whip

Main St. Ballydehob, Co. Cork

Irish Whip

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History of The Irish Whip

Family run, it was bought in 1990 by
Barry & Caureen O’Brien who run it alongside their two sons,  Finbarr & Denis. The current O’Brien’s,
not related to the original O’Brien owners, remind us of an old O’Brien clan
saying “the O’Brien’s always come back” ….so though non-related the O’Brien’s
have come full circle as owners of this great pub once again.

The Irish Whip is named after native,
Danno OMahony who was a professional Irish wrestler back in the 1930’s. The
‘Irish Whip’ being his signature move and one that is still recognised in
today’s modern WWF. The pub has a wall gallery in honour of Danno and if you
fancy a stroll, you can visit the life-size (to actual measurements) statue of
the man himself, at the crossroads.

A beautiful, old stone building, it was
built in 1902 by the Cotter family who were local stone mason’s and builders of
the beautiful, Ballydehob 12-Arch Bridge – once a railway bridge, it dominates
the estuary of Ballydehob and is a must see if you are in town.

This beautiful, old pub nods to
history, on every wall and every seat, bringing a story to it through the
clever use of upcycling over the years. It’s like a small museum, with Barry as
it’s curator and chief story-teller.

The interior, stone wall was brought
back to life from under the plaster. The brick wall was once ballast in the
boats when they were exporting the butter to England and prior to that the
bricks were part of old South Mall, Cork City making them as old as the 1600’s.

Is it irony or just old fashioned
common sense, that encouraged the use of the old pews & pitch pine of the
demolished Church of Ireland church. The bar was extended using the pitch pine
and made by a local, Pat Regan and the old benches bring a whole new meaning to
‘pull up a pew’.

If you take a look overhead, you’ll see
a blazing red, old horse-plough dating from the 1880’s. Relocated from County
Laois, it is emblazoned with the original patent date from 1823, it originally
hails from the US and was made by the Oliver Farm Equipment Company.

So sit back, relax and take it all in!

What's on offer?
  • Family Friendly – Baby Changing Facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disability Friendly – Wheelchair Accessible
  • Open Mic Nights & Seanachi
  • Sport
  • Pub Quiz
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Beer Garden
  • Late Bar
  • Parties Catered for
  • Off-Licence
  • Cable TV
  • WiFi
  • Parking – on street

Things to see & do Nearby:  Playground | Picnic Area | Road Bowling | Watersports | Old Copper Mines | Tennis Courts | Fishing | Kayaking | Beaches | Walking | Trail Cycling | Scenic Area

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