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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

November 23rd Friday - Stuart Wilde

November 24th Saturday - Ben Reel Band

November 30th Friday - Eva Coyle

DECEMBER @ The Mariner

December 1st Saturday - Franklin

December 7th Friday - Bean & Irene

December 8th Saturday - Chris McDonald Trio

December 14th Friday - Alan Brooks Duo

December 15th Saturday - The Deans

December 21st Friday - Frank Wieler Duo

December 22nd Saturday - Loose Change

December 23rd Sunday - Polly Barrett

December 26th Wednesday - Jaime Dare

December 28th Friday - Bellow & Stomp

December 29th Saturday - Dr. Feelgood & Electric Mayhem

December 31st Monday - DJ Sheepshead Sounds

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