If you want a genuine, untouched, unfiddled with traditional Irish pub with real Irish character and the warmest of friendly welcomes, you need look no further than Ma Murphy's in the middle of Bantry's main thoroughfare.
Don't be confused by the landlord's Welsh accent, he's as West Cork as they come; he was born on an island in Roaring Water Bay. If you have time enough (And capacity enough!) Bill will tell you that, and many other wonderful tales.
It's one of the most wonderful places for a night-out in the whole of West Cork.
"Ma Murphy opened her welcoming arms to us in the form of Billy's enthusiastic greeting. The most fervent greeting was reserved for any ladies coming and going who generally received a bear hug."
Ma Murphy's receives many great plaudits, mainly because it has maintained its original guise. This is a credit to the previous proprietors of the bar, (which dates back as far as the eighteenth century) and is also very much appreciated by the local community and visitors to West Cork. Ma Murphy's Traditional Bar oozes charm and class and is a complete manifestation of all things Irish.
When visiting West Cork, make sure you call to Ma Murphy's traditional bar, off licence, grocery and beer garden. You'll be guaranteed a tremendous welcome and maybe even a song.
Ma Murphy's - the only one of its kind in Bantry...