Go to the White Horse Venue
Authentic hand-

made gourmet food


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:

  • 22nd October – Austin Lucas & The Dreaming Spires
  • 29th October – Blues Momentum
  • 30th October – The Watermelons
  • 31st October – Ronnie Costley (6pm)
  • 5th November – The Big Swingin’ Mikies
  • 12th November – The Watermelons
  • 19th November – Niall McCabe
  • 26th November – The Barefoot Gypsies
  • 3rd December – Hot Blooded Animals
  • 10th December – The Hughberries
  • 17th December – Crazy Chester
  • 31st December (NEW YEAR’S EVE) – Two Time Polka
  • 7th January – The Hecklin’ Dogs


Private parties at The White Horse

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. Join us from 7pm every Friday for the summer season for a BBQ and music by Sonny and Friends (Sonny Greenwich, Niall McCabe & Mike O’Riordan)!

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 (our private back bar and dining area) for larger events. View our BBQ menu HERE

The Kasbah 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 and to request finger food, buffet and set menu options.


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.