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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“One of Killarney’s most photographed buildings, J M Reidys re-opened under new management by the Sheahan family in 2017 following an extensive restoration and refurbishment project. The iconic building is home to the “sweetshop Pub” and offers character and charm with the unique features including, cozy snug areas, original bakery walls, cobble floors, old tills, weighing scales, original photos, ledgers and memorabilia on display. The revamp also incorporates a Cafe offering Speciality Coffee & Homemade Pastries (baked in-house daily in Mrs Reidys Kitchen), Brunch & Bites, Specialised Cocktail & Gin Bars and a Unique Fairy-Lit Cobbled Courtyard, providing Live Music Nightly from the best of local Irish musicians.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Gorgeous, fresh Irish good. My favorite place in town. Famous for their 'Boxtys' - an Irish potato type pancake. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Night Club
“Are you looking for the best live trad music in Killarney? The Grand is renowned for friendly staff, warm atmosphere & live Music 7 night a week all year. Come & experience this Traditional Irish themed bar, the home of Irelands finest Musicians. Lively Sessions nightly. There is no Cover charge. Ceoil, Craic & Ol! regular inhouse session at 9pm every night all year round Wed nights there is also a Ceili in The Club from 9 to 11pm. Everyone is welcome to join in & dance ‘A siege of Ennis’, a Set, Jive or Waltz. Fantastic Fun!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The very very popular fish and chip bar , there are no words really its delicious , its brilliant for familys again or just casual eating. In the peak times(evenings) this fish bar can have a wait to be seated but it does move fast and it is really worth the wait, or you can also ring ahead to order a take away to eat at home too.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Murphy's Bar, Killarney is family owned and established in 1955. It was started by Peggy Murphy, the current owner's mother and is famous for its warm atmosphere and hospitality. It is the best pub in Killarney, frequented by locals and visitors. It is centrally located within easy distance of Killarney National Park. At Murphy's you will enjoy fun filled evenings of traditional music provided by our Sliabh luachra musicians, who play jigs, reels, polkas and slides.If you are lucky you might catch someone dancing a step or two. Murphy's is a well known sports bar and you are sure to find a match or sporting event being shown on our screen. Watch our Facebook page for details. We have a bar food menu serving all day. Breakfast is served to our guests and customers until 10.30am. Lunch is served from noon to 4.00pm and dinner from 4.00pm to 9pm. Murphy's serves delicious food cooked to perfection. Our fish is delivered daily from Dingle and we serve Kerry beef and lamb in all our dishes. If you are looking for a place to bring a group, Murphy's Bar will serve you. An exciting addition to Murphy's bar is Murphy's Whiskey House. We have a select range of fine Irish whiskeys and the staff are happy to make recommendations.To get the full experience of a traditional Irish pub in Killarney, it has to be Murphy's. Murphy's guest accomodation offers warm hospitality and comfort in the center of town. We are within a minutes walk from Killarney's main attractions and a short drive from Killarney National Park. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Handy location for all your cheapest groceries and freshly baked bread in the morning on the way home from town. Located on the roundabout across from the Reeks Centre.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great family pub for meeting people, everyone seems to have time to chat here + they do good pub grub”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cinema
“For all the great new releases of great films throughout the Year. Rainy day location in the summer.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The restaurant is located above Murphy's Bar in Killarney town. They have a great early bird menu and delicious options on their a la carte. It's definitely a local favourite in the town”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
“We as a family enjoy the porter house vibe for Pub Grub, the food portions are great, also in the summer evnings you can aslo catch some good music. Bookings may be required if its a large group and to avoid dispontment.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
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“More of an alternative choice of live music (blues/rock) during the weekend, some traditional music during the week but better to call first. Tel: 064 66 32689”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The place to go if you want to sample some local craft beers, also does a brewery tour at various times.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Cafe and French bakery where you​ can buy lovely french bread and other delicacies to take home!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Ross is well known for its city type ontrend cocktail bar, the food here is amazing, it be a Lite bite ,pub grub or even fine dining all can be had here.You cannot leave without having their well known cocktails. Booking for pub grub can only be done if more than a group of 8. A DJ is here most evenings playing House music”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“The atmosphere is second to none in town, if you are looking for fabulous food in an unbelievable setting this is it”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“It's cosy here. " The World's only Lord of the Rings themed bar". Live music 5 days a week in the summer. You can check by calling: 064 66 71605. They also serve food but can't comment. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Gorgeous, fresh Irish good. My favorite place in town. Famous for their 'Boxtys' - an Irish potato type pancake. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The very very popular fish and chip bar , there are no words really its delicious , its brilliant for familys again or just casual eating. In the peak times(evenings) this fish bar can have a wait to be seated but it does move fast and it is really worth the wait, or you can also ring ahead to order a take away to eat at home too.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Murphy's Bar, Killarney is family owned and established in 1955. It was started by Peggy Murphy, the current owner's mother and is famous for its warm atmosphere and hospitality. It is the best pub in Killarney, frequented by locals and visitors. It is centrally located within easy distance of Killarney National Park. At Murphy's you will enjoy fun filled evenings of traditional music provided by our Sliabh luachra musicians, who play jigs, reels, polkas and slides.If you are lucky you might catch someone dancing a step or two. Murphy's is a well known sports bar and you are sure to find a match or sporting event being shown on our screen. Watch our Facebook page for details. We have a bar food menu serving all day. Breakfast is served to our guests and customers until 10.30am. Lunch is served from noon to 4.00pm and dinner from 4.00pm to 9pm. Murphy's serves delicious food cooked to perfection. Our fish is delivered daily from Dingle and we serve Kerry beef and lamb in all our dishes. If you are looking for a place to bring a group, Murphy's Bar will serve you. An exciting addition to Murphy's bar is Murphy's Whiskey House. We have a select range of fine Irish whiskeys and the staff are happy to make recommendations.To get the full experience of a traditional Irish pub in Killarney, it has to be Murphy's. Murphy's guest accomodation offers warm hospitality and comfort in the center of town. We are within a minutes walk from Killarney's main attractions and a short drive from Killarney National Park. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“The atmosphere is second to none in town, if you are looking for fabulous food in an unbelievable setting this is it”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
“It's cosy here. " The World's only Lord of the Rings themed bar". Live music 5 days a week in the summer. You can check by calling: 064 66 71605. They also serve food but can't comment. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Fabulous bar stocking over 1,000 Whiskeys. Superb selection of craft beer, Irish Gin and Vodka. Food served daily until 9pm. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Nice food at a reasonable price. Friendly staff. Busy place. They also do Takeaway!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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