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Durty Nelly’s The Guiness Storehouse The Mutton Lane Inn, Cork Virtually hidden down an alleyway off St. Patrick’s Street in Cork, the Mutton Lane Inn in- stantly sends visitors back centuries thanks to its dark, wooden and candlelit interior. The pub dates back to 1787 and makes for a great place to enjoy a break from Cork’s bustling shopping district to enjoy some conversation. The Hole In The Wall, Kilkenny The Mutton Lane Inn Situated in the heart of vibrant Kilkenny City, The Hole In The Wall traces its history to the 16th century. To visitors, the pub truly appears to be a hole in the wall, and there’s a reason for that im- pression. During the 17th century, the resident in the High Street mansion where the pub is housed married a French restaurateur, who had a hole punctured in the exterior wall to allow access from High Street to the rear of the Inner House. While in Kilkenny, those who want to try another renowned Irish beer can visit the Smithwick’s Brewery, also located in the heart of the city. Durty Nelly’s, Bunratty Located in the idyllic village of Bunratty in County Clare, Durty Nelly’s is steps away from Bunratty Castle, which was built in the 15th century and hosts nightly medieval banquets. Like many pubs across the Emerald Isle, Durty Nelly’s offers nightly live music and encourages crowd partici- pation and input. The pub even boasts a Pull Your Own Pint tradition, which allows visitors to step behind the bar and pour their own pint of Guinness. The Hole in the Wall Thomasville Scene February - March 2019 15