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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:

  • 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) – Niall McCabe and Mike O’Riordan
  • 30th April (May Bank Holiday weekend) – The Hot Blooded Animals
  • 6th May – The Highland Hobos
  • 13th May – The Hughberries
  • 14th May – Ballincollig Comhaltas Trad session (SUNDAY – 8.30pm)
  • 20th May – Niall McCabe
  • 27th May – The Barefoot Gypsies
  • 3rd June (June Bank Holiday weekend) – Crazy Chester 
  • 4th June (June Bank Holiday weekend) – Jawbone
  • 10th June – Head Over Heels
  • 11th June – Ballincollig Comhaltas Trad session (SUNDAY – 8.30pm)
  • 17th June – The Big Swinging Mikies
  • 24th June – The Hot Blooded Animals
  • 1st July – Niall McCabe


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 Beer Garden is colourful and full of character with flowers and bunting making this your very own festival themed garden for any summer party or night out.

We can cater for private BBQs for groups of 40 or more and we also offer the option of renting The Beer Garden with The Kasbah or larger events. Please contact hello@whitehorse.ie for this year’s BBQ menu.


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.