Mary Crilly, resident on North Mall,
Peter Lyall, master brewer in the Franciscan Well
and, right, Kate Clancy, marketing manager in the Franciscan Well Bar
The home of craft beer in Cork city since 1998, the Franciscan Well bar has launched their 2022 plans and the community is nestled right at the heart of it.
‘ It’s been a long road for everyone over the last couple of years. Our focus has been on surviving but now we want to bring memorable moments and experiences back to the centre of what we do, ’ says Kate Clancy, marketing manager of the Franciscan Well bar.
One regular and resident of North Mall, Shane McCarthy commented ‘ I love the Fran Well, tasty beer, fantastic pizza and the buzz of chat and fun is such a welcome relief after the isolation blues of 2021. Full of people from many countries and different backgrounds yet it's a warm cosy local and our favourite spot by far.’
The bar has played host to some of Ireland's longest running beer festivals. The year 2022 will see a return in one popular festival, with some slight changes to comply with regulations.
|Kate. Bouncing back on the North Mall|
‘ The core of what we do lies in our beer festivals, not only for bringing other Irish craft breweries together but to bring the beer community in Cork together, ’ continues Kate.
Other events in the lineup include; community book swaps, singles night, weekly trad sessions, open mic nights for local artists, and tasting sessions from local distillers.
The Franciscan Well’s, MONK, cocktail bar will also be getting in on the theme with a new menu that will be promoting ‘ Retro Serves’ with a twist.
‘ We want a nostalgic appeal in our new menu. It will contain all the classics such as cosmopolitans and martinis but with a twist of only using local spirits that can provide a story to the cocktails giving them a sense of place’ says Kate.
The Well will also be kicking off their tourism season in February, focusing on brewery driven travel with Brewery tours and beer tastings running daily at 5pm.
Open 7 days a week, the bar serves up an array of local craft beers, spirits and cocktails. Food is provided by Pompeii Pizza who serve a unique thin based pizza using the finest Italian type-00 flour in the dough while also milling their own flour on site.
Beers and pizzas are available for local and national delivery via www.franwellbar.ie
For more information or to book a table, email franciscanwellbrewery@