Where did we get our name?
Beours (pronounced BEE-OARS) is originally a Mincéir or Irish Traveller word and is now commonly used around Cork and other parts of Ireland to mean 'woman'. It is generally used with affection.
Where Beours began...
A few of us friends were having breakfast the morning after a fantastic LGBT+ Pride festival in the summer of 2018. We were basking in the afterglow of an evening in lesbian company yet lamenting the absence of a proper dyke pub space in Cork. We decided to do something about it.
We chatted with a wider circle of friends to figure out if there was a genuine interest among others in the community and got really positive feedback.
We met a few times to nail down what exactly we wanted- cosy bar, women only space, exclusive toilet facilities, supportive staff, great beer, good prices- all available on a Saturday night. And Guess what-we found it!
We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month upstairs at the Abbot's Ale House in Devonshire Street in Cork. It's perfect! It's our 'local'.
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