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Holy row Galway pub's 'holy water' cocktail with side of sacramental bread labelled a 'disgrace'

Rúibín's cocktail bar's new Autumnal cocktail menu features the 'Rúibín Holy Water' drink

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Rúibín's cocktail bar's new Autumnal cocktail menu features the 'Rúibín Holy Water'

Rúibín's cocktail bar's new Autumnal cocktail menu features the 'Rúibín Holy Water'

Rúibín's cocktail bar's new Autumnal cocktail menu features the 'Rúibín Holy Water'

A Galway pub’s new cocktail has created some heated debate online. 

Rúibín's cocktail bar in Galway city centre posted their new autumnal cocktail menu on their Facebook page which features 'Rúibín Holy Water'.

The cocktail is a blend of Hennessey, spiced rum, grapefruit, lime, peychaud's bitters and plum, and clarified with milk.

However, in an image posted earlier, which has since appeared to have been removed, the cocktail is served with a piece of sacramental bread on the side, which prompted some angry comments.

“This is a disgrace,” one person responded.

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“For Catholics the Eucharist is sacred. Your mockery is deeply upsetting.”

Another added: “Have you a Muslim cocktail version or is it just Christians you are out to insult??"

Another agrees: "Good question. In fact it's blasphemous!”

Another adds: "Easily triggered huh? You Christians are so easily triggered. Amazing, well maybe not, that instead of trying to defend your religion you go straight to attack Muslims......"

However, others saw the funny side.

In reply, one person wrote: “In fairness to Rúibín Bar & Restaurant I'm 100% sure their holy water cocktail with Communion on the side is much tastier than the actual altar wine they serve up on stage in your local Catholic church. I should know; I've tasted it in my local sacristy. Think vinegar and work down.”

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Another added: “Looks so good - fair play! Can't wait to try the new additions, particularly the Rúibín Holy Water. If a very very small number of people are getting upset about a little gimmick every now and then, they need to find some new hobbies."

Galway Beo said that when they contacted the manager for comment, he said the naming of the cocktail was simply "a bit of craic."

Sundayworld.com has asked the bar for comment.

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