Category Archives: Co. Kilkenny Pubs

Tynan’s Bridge House offers a Bridge to the Past

Tynan's blue, star-spangled-bannered exterior

We never did find out why Tynan’s was star-spangled-bannered on the weekend of our visit

Prime location

By the banks of the River Nore in medieval Kilkenny City, in the shadow of the dominant Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle, Tynan’s Bridge House Bar sits perched at the southerly edge of John’s Bridge. It’s an easy pub to spot given its prime location and bright blue facade, so it’s hardly a secret to recommend it, but on the off-chance you might choose to keep walking past, do yourself a favour and drop in. Tynan’s is Kilkenny City’s oldest pub, having been established in 1703, albeit originally as a grocer-pharmacy. In 1919, Michael Tynan took over the premises and converted it into a bar. Continue reading

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Lively Lenehan’s, Kilkenny City

Lenehan's pictured from outside

Lenehan’s is slightly off the beaten track, but well worth the stroll over to it

Off the Beaten Track

Somewhat outside the centre of Kilkenny City you will find the lovely traditional Irish pub, Lenehan’s. Situated on the junction of Barrack Street and Castlecomer Road, the pub lies away from the main party-goin’ strip where crowds paint the town red on a regular basis. Or should we say, paint it black & amber (the colours of Kilkenny’s mighty hurling team)!? Whilst not as old as Tynan’s Bridge House Bar – Kilkenny’s oldest pub – Lenehan’s nonetheless has equally as much charm. Continue reading

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