Ballincollig's latest bar opens its doors tonight

Ballincollig's latest bar opens its doors tonight
Some of the whiskey available in ARTY'S Bar, Ballincollig which opens this evening. Picture Credit: ARTY'S Facebook.

CORK publican, Benny McCabe is set to open his latest venture in Ballincollig later this evening.

Announcing the news on Facebook ARTY'S Bar stated:

"The wood is stacked (as are the shelves), we're going to leave the door ajar this evening for a rather soft opening! 

"Tomorrow night the party kicks off proper, DJ Jason Coughlan is here from 9:30 with the best tunes to blast the last of the dust out!"

Thomas Davis portrait in ARTY'S Bar, Ballincollig. The new pub is due to open this evening. Picture Credit: ARTY'S Facebook.
Thomas Davis portrait in ARTY'S Bar, Ballincollig. The new pub is due to open this evening. Picture Credit: ARTY'S Facebook.

McCabe's new bar, which was announced in September is located in the premises that was formerly Sam's bar.

The unique name is an abbreviation of artillery and it’s a show of respect to all that served down the years in the army in Ballincollig.

Since advertising for staff back in September, ARTY'S also issued an appeal to the public for memorabilia belonging to family members who were stationed in the barracks in Ballincollig. 

The bar copied a number of photographs which were submitted to hang in the bar.

Also featured in the cosy looking establishment is a portrait of the writer and chief organiser of the Young Ireland movement, Thomas Davis, painted by Cork artist, Jim McCarthy.

McCabe, who hails from a publican family has a significant monopoly of Cork pubs, including Crane Lane and Arthur Maynes, The Vicarstown Inn, The Oval, Mutton Lane, and the Sin É.

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