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This was one of the best places that we visited in Kilkenny. We had read about this place in our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julie H
Best Little Pub

Such a great pub to visit. Shane, the barman, was a great storyteller, telling us the history of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Booklady28
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Hole in the Wall 17 High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of the best places that we visited in Kilkenny. We had read about this place in our guidebook when planning our trip so we had planned to check it out. But my mother in law and the hotel both also recommended it,...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a great pub to visit. Shane, the barman, was a great storyteller, telling us the history of the bar and the town. Everyone who came in became a new friend. No food, but the best Irish coffee!

Thank Booklady28
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this little gem while leading a group around Ireland and delighted that I did. I am a ‘Rick Steve’s’ tour guide so I am always looking for an authentic experience for our customers and this ticks all the boxes. Alison is the...More

Thank Dara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the highlights of the trip!! We read about the bar and wanted to see it for the history however, we found so much more! The bartender Shawn was full of information for us. We planed to only stop in to see...More

Thank D794NMmarym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best little bar ever. They had local beer and local music. The bar keep was the most friendly person! She made everyone feel welcome! A must stop!

Thank R N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was fascinating. It truly is a hole in the wall. A few bar stools and a few chairs inside, with a small patio out back. Bartender was great and gave us the full history of the place. Well worth going to have a...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I stopped in here on a whim and ended up staying until closing. We first met Allison who shared the fascinating history of the bar. Then we were treated to a full show with the owner, Michael, and the bartender, Laura. We...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some craic to be had in this place. You never really know what could happen at the hole in the wall. It’s tiny, no tv, 2 beers on tap, not really a proper bar as you would know it but for all that it’s a...More

1  Thank pat g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must when visiting Kilkenny! The small little pub with only nig hearts inside. We found ourselves talking with everyone and learning about everyones life. We even had a little treat with frequent client Michael singing for us. We will return tonight as...More

1  Thank Ariana H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you've drank in Circus bar in Manchester (reportedly the smallest bar in Europe), and even if you haven't, then you have to try the Hole in the Wall!! Some craic to be had there!

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