Gig Guide

Welcome to The Mariner, home to the BarrelHouse Sessions. 

Over the last number of years we have hosted some great music acts including  Liam O' Maonlaoi , Cathy Davy , Don Baker , Eric Bell, Nicole Maguire, Damien Dempsey, Luka Bloom, Declan O Rourke, Hermitage Green, Kris Drever, The Original Rudeboys and Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, along with Stand Up Comedy shows from Joe Rooney and Bernard Casey! It has also become home to local musicians where we have live music every Friday and Saturday night throughout the year.

The Barrel House Sessions was launched in November 2016 following the refurbishment of the venue. In December we launched our support act slot, these sets give upcoming musicians an opportunity to take to the mic and showcase their musical abilities, they act as incubators for local talent.


THIS MONTH @themariner

October 18th Thursday - Bernard Casey Comedy -SOLD OUT

October 19th Friday - Brian Casey Duo

October 20th Saturday - Hiphoparockamuss

October 26th Friday - Bean & Irene

October 27th Saturday - Mojo Rising

October 28th Sunday - Loose Change




October 18th - Bernard Casey Comedy - SOLD OUT

Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm. 

Tickets €15 - Booking Essential

Hailing from a sleepy fishing village in South Kerry, Bernard is a brand new type of comic; young and rural but very much a 21st century man. His witty observations of young men trying to pull in nightclubs, boyracers, the Irish and French oral and a wildly off topic tale of his insane jealousy of his dog keeps audiences laughing out loud yet engaged in the silly scenarios he weaves. Bernard brings great energy to any room and lately his star is rising on the Irish comedy circuit. 

Feb 14th 2018 (Valentine's Night) - Kevin McGahern - Solo Pollo Tour

Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm


Tickets €12 - Booking essential


The star of RTE’s Republic of Telly brings his brand new show to The Mariner. With the Solo Pollo Tour, the silver tongued Cavan native promises a mix of traditional stand up, character based comedy and lovely funny songs. Kevin talks about his first year of marriage, dying with flatmates, avoiding getting shot in America, how to get away with drunk driving and how to survive a terrorist attack. Known as the host of Republic of Telly, Kevin McGahern’s America and Sim Card in RTE’s Hardy Bucks, Kevin’s laid-back, straight-faced delivery elevates the absurdity of his subject matter in his own entirely unique way.

As well as being a regular in the top Irish comedy clubs, in particular the Laughter Lounge, he has performed in a number of festivals including the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Galway Comedy Carnival, Body and Soul, Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

“Brilliant!” - Hot Press

“Sharply written, brilliantly performed” - Totally Dublin

“Gas Bastard” - The Rubberbandits

“Made me laugh out loud” - Charlie Brooker


March 7th - Chris Kent - Looking Up

Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm

Tickets €12 - Booking essential

Having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Burr, Dylan Moran, David O’ Doherty, PJ Gallagher and Neil Delamare, Chris himself is en route to becoming a household name.

Hailing from ‘The Rebel County’ (That’s Cork for anyone outside Ireland!), Chris gave up the day job as an electrician, to pursue his calling to the stage.

‘The young Cork man is a gifted storyteller of yarns, centered on misunderstandings, frequently with himself as the butt of the joke. His seemingly nondescript tales are garnished with rich, surprising details, delivered with an endearingly straight face. The raw, rough edges of his slow, deliberate delivery make it feel like you’re listening to the hapless, slightly touched one in your group of mates.’ Jay Richardson