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12th Oct 2022

Owners of popular Kinsale pub bid farewell, but promise it’s in ‘very safe hands’

Fiona Frawley

exterior of the bulman pub in kinsale on a sunny day

“Please don’t worry about the future of Ireland’s loveliest pub”.

If you’ve ever been to Kinsale, you’ve probably stopped in for a pint at the Bulman Bar, the bright orange haunt on the outskirts of town with a dreamy view of Kinsale Harbour, a hearty pub grub menu and warming open fire.

If you haven’t, fear not – while the current owners of the Bulman are moving on, they’ve assured patrons that the beloved pub will remain in safe hands.

In a statement shared on social media, owners Mary and Pearse announced that they’d be ending their tenure and brothers Mark and Donal Crosbie would be stepping in to run the pub.

The statement reads:

Greetings all friends of the Bulman, firstly Pearse and Mary are going to end their tenure at the Bulman. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, work colleagues (past and present) and our suppliers from the past 14 years in the Bulman and 22 years as Toddies restaurant.

They added that the venue holds “so many fond memories for us both”, and “will go from strength to strength” under the stewardship of new owners Mark and Donal.

Tributes from regulars have filled the comments section – one person wrote: “You were amazing hosts. The bulman will never be the same”, another said “The very best to the fantastic pair leaving and the fantastic pair coming in”.

Header image via Instagram/bulman_bar_kinsale

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