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Songlines at The White Horse

We are ecstatic to announce entertainment is back at The White Horse. Get your tickets below.

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About Us


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.
We offer an extensive lunch and dinner menu with our focus being on providing #WorldClassLocal food at affordable prices.



Live music is back at The White Horse. We are ecstatic to announce that live music is back after a substantial amount of time. After months of silence our music venue will come to life once again and we can't wait to experience the moments of beauty, connection, passion and soul that only live music can bring. Check out our amazing line up. The Songlines dates, tickets and details will be announced soon so keep an eye on our socials, this is one you don't want to miss.

Food for the Soul

We offer an extensive dinner menu with signature specials. We strive to provide great quality food suited to everyone's taste. We source all of our ingredients locally and always bring you the best of each season, thus staying true to our ethos of being #WorldClassLocal
All of our dishes are cooked to order, Thursday to Sunday by our talented team. We are more than happy to cater to your specific dietary requirements and also we offer a takeaway Click and Collect option.

Our Hand Crafted

Drinks Menu

From a selection of local and international Beers and Ciders to the finest hand crafted Cocktails and not to forget our award winning Wine – The White Horse has it all.

Have eaten here quite a few times - for lunch and dinner. Have never been disappointed. The chicken wings are 5 star!

PeterGreat Food! - Tripadvisor

Had a fantastic meal here. We rang quite late, as we weren't happy with service in our hotel. The bar staff were very accommodating and friendly. Food was absolutely delicious. I had the chicken supreme with chorizo, and my wife had chicken burger. Nicest dish I've had in a long time. Well worth a visit. .. beer was top notch too

Ian TraceySons Birthday - Tripadvisor

Had lovely meal with my daughter while on holiday in Ballincollig, food ,service and value all excellent. Also had Brunch with my friend there and all excellent that day also nice cosy place .

AdvalleFood Review - Tripadvisor

Music  Sounds Better

at The White Horse.

The White Horse is home to The White Horse Guitar Club, purveyors of the finest Americana and roots music! Upstairs at The White Horse is one of Ireland’s most intimate music venues, which has hosted some of the greatest internationally recognised musicians and songwriters. Visit our Music page for a full list of what’s on. It is also home to The Ballincollig Winter Music Festival which takes place every January.

What’s On

Professional Audio System

Mon – 1pm – 8:30pm (Bank Holiday)
Tues – Closed
Weds – 3pm – 11:30pm
Thursday :  3:00pm – 11:30pm
Friday :  3:00pm – 11:30pm
Saturday : 1:00pm – 11:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 11:30pm