Forget kitsch theme pubs. The Bulman in Kinsale, County Cork, adds an authentic mariner’s touch that locals love
The Bulman is a little Kinsale pub that hails back to the 1800s and has catered to myriad sailors, coastguards, merchants and the even the odd landlubber over the years.
Sit a moment with the more elderly regulars and you just might hear the story of the Irish-Italian fisherman who could drink 30 pints a day, and looked 80 by his 50th birthday. A cautionary tale, yes, but it’s a good one.
The pub’s walls are shaded by great wooden beams under a bronze-coloured ceiling. And they’re plastered with paintings of ships and pictures of ocean scenes.
Of course, every proper ship needs a ship cat, and the Bulman carries this tradition onto land. Rusty, the Bulman’s resident feline, is a quiet fixture within the pub. Rumour is he makes a wonderful Irish coffee, but we’re yet to see it.
Grab a window seat and gaze across Summercove harbour, and you’ll swear off bad nautical theme-pubs for good.
Think a friend might enjoy this article? Click to save and share
Save this page to a Scrapbook:
Save this page to your Scrapbook:
You have Scrapbooks created. Click below to see all of your saved pages.
Create a new Scrapbook:
This page has been save to your Scrapbook
Corinthian columns, wood panels carved by Italian artisans and gas lights overhead. Belfast’s Crown Bar is the ultimate...
Since being taken over by boxer Bobby Blackwell in 1980, De Barra’s has been about two things: beer and folk music
A family pub with star quality, Dick Mack’s in Dingle has had plenty of famous faces prop up its bar over the years
Baking is back! Have your flour, yeast and elbows at the ready for this delicious soda bread recipe
Seaweed harvesting is Ireland's latest foodie trend; with seaweed safaris on the Aran Islands, you have to sea it to...
Finding tasty and delicious food on a budget is easy on the island of Ireland. Here are just a few suggestions for you...
We know Ireland’s food is great; after all we grew up with it
Lough Erne Resort’s Head Chef Noel McMeel is another of Ireland’s unsung food heroes. Discover his tasty wheaten soda...
The ship was lost over 100 years ago, but people are still enjoying a taste of Titanic
4 unmissable chocolate experiences in Ireland (and one VERY tasty recipe)
Under colourful stall awnings you'll find fresh and authentic Irish food when you visit the island of Ireland's farmer's...
Food festivals are serious business in Ireland; we almost have one for every local ingredient, from cider to seafood.
How long does it take to make the perfect whiskey?
County Clare’s Burren is sublime to visit, but minutes away you'll find culinary magic at Sheedy's hotel
Ballymaloe, Ballyknocken are just some of Ireland’s renowned cookery schools. We explain why learning about food can...
Food trends come and go, but nothing will beat fresh, raw ingredients. If you love bacon, you'll love this
The Huffington Post may have eaten the best steak ever. It’s from Antrim, and in Ireland, there’s more where that came...
Craft beers are taking the brewing world – and Ireland – by storm. So join other beer lovers in tasting the delicious...
Dublin’s been crawling with poets, playwrights, novelists, dreamers and schemers for centuries
That chill you’re feeling in Grace Neill’s pub isn’t just cold beer. Welcome to the most haunted pub in Ireland
“We wine you, dine you and bury you”, boasts McCarthy’s pub. This is multitasking with a difference
You’ll find Titanic clues in many places in Northern Ireland. But in a pub?
A pub, a place of pilgrimage and a greengrocers, M O’Shea wears its multitasking hat with pride
From €1700 pp
From £590 per pod including 2 night stay and 3 days of food experiences. Valid for 2 adults.
Offers from €360.00
Per Mews guesthouse per night (4/5 people). The Barn House (8 people at €240 per night). 4-night minimum. T&Cs apply.
From £1,999 pp
From £25 p.p
From £265 for 2 nights stay
£449.99 per person
Starting from €153
€580 per couple 2 Nights B&B, Dinner & Full Day Self Drive Food Tour
From €489 PPS
Holiday ideas, news, offers… sign up for our ezine and we’ll keep you in touch with Ireland.
Excited your interest? There are airports throughout the Island with international arrivals. Discover airlines flying to Ireland from your location.
Want to know more? Ask a question in our Community, they're the people who know Ireland best.
For more information on travel and accommodation, attractions have a look at our brochures and maps.
If you’re a visitor from the island of Ireland you may want to visit one of these sites… Otherwise proceed to Ireland.com
Share this link