It marks the official start of Christmas for Barrack Street dwellers.
The annual Tom Barry’s Christmas Carols evening will take place on Thursday, December 21st, transforming one of Cork’s most beloved beer gardens into a scene straight from a vintage Christmas card.
A word of advice: if you want to soak up the atmosphere, wrap up warm.
There’s be steaming mugs of mulled wine and warm mince pies outdoors in the candle-lit garden (a full bar too, in case the festive brew doesn’t appeal) as everyone gathers ’round to hear Christmas carols sung by The Cork Chamber Choir.
Afterwards you can sink your teeth into a slice of hot pizza from their pizza oven or order a meat and cheese board and settle down by the roaring fire with a pint or a hot toddy – bliss.
The fun begins at 6:30pm at the 113 Barrack Street pub and staff will be collecting for Pieta House, which provides a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm or who are bereaved by suicide – so give what you can in the spirit of the season.