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Oldest Bar

The White House Bar

The Original Speakeasy.

Established in 1812 and situated in the professional and business heart of Limerick City the White House Bar is as famous for its connections with the local literary arts as it is for the heritage of the bar itself. Once the 10 year host of the White House Poets led by the larger than life and sadly missed Mr Barney Sheehan it is again beginning to reconnect with these roots whilst maintaining the high standards demanded of the traditional Irish pub. Simply put, the White House is where the art of conversation is held highest and “The Weather, Traffic & Sports” are debated in ways not often heard.

The White House Bar

Our Bar & Our Friends

Reviewed 16 June 2019

Ambiance. Guinness. Perfect! After a long drive, stopping in here was perfect. Great decor. Lots of wood. Packed with locals. And the Guinness spot on for a thirsty traveler.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Very attentive staff and refilled tea and coffee. Cosy atmosphere with interesting old photos on wall. Will definitely call again.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

The most cozy place I’ve come across. Great surroundings excellent service and a craving pint with nostalgia and history thrown in; phew. 

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Just passing by called in for a drink. Lovely atmosphere, comfortable and great staff. Decor very easy on the eye.

The WHite House


We would be delighted to host your birthdays, engagements or work events in the cosy and surroundings of our Private bar or smaller groups in main bar. No group is too big or too small, we can cater for intimate celebrations or wild night for you and closest friends. We’re happy to cater to individual demands to ensure you have the best celebration, we offer a host on the night and a complimentary drink on arrival.

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Free Finger Food Every Friday Evening

Our finger food menu is delicious and tasty as appetizers or a tasty snacks. A perfect companion to your beverage.  

The White House

A Rare & Rich Heritage

“It’s the home of the fairies, and the hill of the truth, In my memory there’s a vision of those days in my youth. The Cave and the Cromlech, and Poulnabraine too, On the slopes of Knockfierna, I will wait there for you”. Taken from “The Slopes of Knockfierna” by Tom Hickey, 2008, A well loved White House Poet.