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Our Story

Established in 1901, The White Horse is one of Cork’s oldest public houses, run for many years by Mamie Murphy, the sister of Commandant Leo Murphy, one of the founders of the 3rd Battalion.

In 2009 Joe and Maura Carey took over The White Horse and it continues to be one of Cork’s finest establishments serving locally produced, high-quality food daily and a range of beers, stouts, spirits and wines. Upstairs at The White Horse is one of Ireland’s most intimate music venues. The White Horse is also home to The White Horse Guitar Club and The White Horse Brewing Club.


Welcome to The Bar

The bar at The White Horse is cosy, warm and full of character. Pictures of artists who have played here adorn the walls. The bar serves stout, international beer, spirits & wine and serves authentic, locally produced food all day.

The bar also hosts live music every Saturday night.

Saturday nights – 10pm:

  • 4th February – Watermelons
  • 11th February – King K
  • 18th February – Crazy Chester
  • 25th February – Bingo & Karaoke Night in aid of Bumbleance – 8pm in The Kasbah 
  • 25th February – Dizzys
  • 4th March – The Hughberries
  • 11th March – Crazy Chester
  • General Patrick Cleburne TRAD & ROOTS WEEKEND – 17th – 19th March – Full line-up coming soon! 
  • 17th March – St. Patrick’s Day – Trad sessions throughout the day! Line-up coming soon!
  • 18th March – Niall McCabe and Mike O’Riordan
  • 19th March – Trad session with Eoin Coughlan, Elaine Cormican & Richard Lucey (6pm)
  • 25th March – Jawbone
  • 1st April – The Hughberries
  • 8th April – The Barefoot Gypsies
  • 15th April (Easter Saturday) – Green River
  • 16th April (Easter Sunday) – The Big Swinging Mikies
  • 22nd April – The Heckling Dogs
  • 29th April (May Bank Holiday weekend) – King K 
  • 30th April (May Bank Holiday weekend) – The Hot Blooded Animals


Private parties at The White Horse

The Kasbah, our private back bar and dining area, is the perfect space all year round for wedding afters, birthday parties, christenings and office parties!

Please contact us on hello@whitehorse.ie or phone us on 021 4871388 for further information. All our party menus can be viewed on the menu section of our website by clicking Private Functions.

Our newly refurbished Beer Garden is colourful, full of character with flowers and bunting making this your very own festival themed garden for any summer party or night out. The beer garden is equipped with a vintage caravan that serves a selection of beers and wines throughout the weekend.

We can cater for private BBQs for groups of 25 or more and we also offer the option of renting The Beer Garden with The Kasbah or larger events. View our BBQ menu HERE


The White Horse, West Village, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Phone number
+353 (0) 21 4871388
Open 7 days per week until late, food served daily from 12pm Monday to Friday and from 12.30pm on weekends. Dinner menu served from 5pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. For general queries and bookings for the bar call us on 021-4871388 or email hello@whitehorse.ie (please do not use Facebook to contact us about reservations!). Please note we do not take any dinner bookings on Sundays and Bank Holidays, walk-ins only! . For all enquiries related to private events at The Kasbah contact Emmet or Marlene via the number above, by emailing hello@whitehorse.ie or via the form below.


The perfect present! Available to purchase from the bar.