The Munster Inn resides in the middle of New Zealands main city located in the heart of the Auckland CBD continuing the great link between Munster & New Zealand. Great Craic, atmosphere, music & food makes the Munster Inn a proper, genuine Irish Bar and as we say back in the olde country –
“Nil aon tintean mar do thintean fein’” – There’s no fireplace like your own fireplace, alternatively for all you Kiwi’s out there that might have trouble speaking the cupla focail, we’ll just say – “We’re Irish as bro!!!!”
We are Irish owned and operated offering “Cead Mile Failte” to all our valued customers since 2009 so please take a look around our website and catch up on a little more of the connection between Munster & New Zealand
Munster is one of the four provinces of Ireland, located in the south of the country; it covers an area of 24,675 km sq with Cork being its most populous City. It is known as the sporting capital of Ireland, a place where kings and queens once dwelled on its lush green pastures.
In 1846 Sir William Hobson called the newly discovered southern island to the east of Australia, New Munster (present day South Island New Zealand), thus starting a long and great connection between Munster and New Zealand, contributing to what many Kiwi’s call the All-Blacks darkest day in 1978!
Munster first played the All Blacks in 1905, but it was in 1978 when Munster became the only Irish side to have beaten the All Blacks. The 12–0 victory occurred on Tuesday 31 October 1978 at Thomond Park, in front of a crowd of 12,000, though many times that number (including myself) still claim to have been present, such was the occasion. Christy Cantillon scored a try with Tony Ward converting. Ward also added a dropped goal in each half. The game remains the only time an All Blacks team lost to any Irish side, and now forms part of Munster rugby mythology. The All Blacks returned to Thomond Park in November 2008 — to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the previous match, and to celebrate the opening of the new stadium. After 76 minutes of the match Munster were winning 16–13, but a late try by Joe Rokocoko meant the All Blacks unfortunately won 18–16. Some of the great Kiwi’s to don the famous red of Munster include Christian Cullen, Lifeimi Mafi, Rua Tipoki, Doug Howlett, Sam Tuitupou as well as current manager Rob Penny. Check our media section for more about those two historic occasions!