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The Hole in the Wall
Ranked #2 of 34 Nightlife in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This was the most unique pub that we visited on our Ireland vacation and I can't wait to go back. It's quite the hidden gem, I know that gets used alot but this pub truly fits the description. It is tucked away in a dark alley and a bit hard to find, but you'll know you've arrived when you open a door not quite sure what you're stepping into and you have a group of strangers welcoming you. To say it's snug is an understatement but that just adds to the experience. We made ourselves comfortable and hung out with Danny, the bartender, for about 5 hours while we made all sorts of new friends, locals and tourists from all over. The people we met that night definitely made the experience that much better so your best bet is to go with a willingness to make new friends. The worst part of this experience was having to walk out the door until who knows when, so we signed a dollar along with our new buddies and put our own little touch on this hole in the wall.

1  Thank Rolando P
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Literally a hole in the wall! Everyone is so friendly, no one is a stranger! Please visit if your in Kilkenny! Alison is a saint!

Thank southportswans
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We popped into The Hole in the Wall in Kilkenny at the recommendation of an Irish local and we were not disappointed! Alison, from Australia, was a very interesting person and took great care of us, telling us about the history of the place and some stories about Michael, the pub’s eccentric (in a good way) owner. We were there on a rainy afternoon when Michael wasn’t there so there were no spontaneous poetry readings or singing, but we had a great experience! We will have to pop in again in the evening next time we’re in Kilkenny!

Thank PapaverGirl
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Had a most wonderful time here, over pints and while singing songs with the owner, Michael. This bar is truly tiny, but nightly, with a great hall upstairs where cultural events of all kinds - poetry readings, plays, concerts - take place. Pop in here and you can truly say you found a hole in the wall.

Thank writerwhotravels
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

After reading so many great reviews, we stopped at the Hole in the Wall Pub for a drink while in Kilkenny. We have a phenomenal night listening to Alice the barkeep talk about Kilkenny, and meeting new friends - other travelers and locals alike. Don’t miss this great stop while you are in Kilkenny. Alice will not disappoint!

1  Thank Traci S
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