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Buckley's Traditional Bar

College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 19 Nightlife in Killarney
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: Buckleys Bar - Killarney Town Centre Traditional Pub At the heart of Killarney's traditional Irish music scene. Some of the country's finest musicians... more » Owner description: Buckleys Bar - Killarney Town Centre Traditional Pub At the heart of Killarney's traditional Irish music scene. Some of the country's finest musicians often drop in for an 'unplanned, unprogrammed and unamplified' session. With or without music, Buckley's is a beautiful place to sit and discuss the world. Its oak paneled walls and turf fire reflect the timelessness of a good Irish pub, combining character, characters and good cráic. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We went Into Buckley's on our last night in Kilarney, despite staying at the Arbutus! What a gem! Tasty Irish home cooking, friendly service and live music from about 10 ( ish... Irish time!) on Fridays and Saturdays. Nothing pretentious. If you want to drink with the locals, this is the place for you. Get in early if you want... More

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stumbled upon this one while looking to find space in a pub that featured live Irish music. We were not disappointed. The group of musicians were excellent. I sat with a lovely couple from Cork who were in Killarney on their 50th anniversary. What a lovely chat I had!! Excellent music, great time. Mostly locals which was great!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

As my wife's maiden name is Buckley we absolutely had to go there! It is for for locals but that is what made it so special! From the time we met Tom ( the affable friendly bartender ) , Morris ( the postman ) and Kieran ( the friendly local ) ....we had a ball ! Lots of laughs and... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Walked in. Got our drinks and barman made a snide comment and we left straight away. We work in the hotel few door down. I will never ever recommend this bar and hotel to any of my guest.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We happened into this pub by chance. The locals seemed to far outnumber the tourists (not common in central Killarney). We heard some great traditional Irish music with players young and old.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I stopped by Buckley's upon our arrival in Killarney and we loved it! Great food and amazing pints. Tom, the bartender, was friendly and a fantastic conversation. He offered up some wonderful suggestions of things to do around the area. We also met some lovely locals who definitely liked to talk and made our stay at Buckley's... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Buckley's was welcoming and lovely. We stopped in for early dinner and got directions and tips from Maeve the bartender, who was funny and informative. She even made our teenaged son feel welcome. The pub felt the least touristy of all the places we went to and the music was non-amplified and therefore, in our opinion, more pleasant. We will... More

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White Plains, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Spend Sunday afternoon at Buckley's listening to a traditional Irish music "seisson" from local musicians. Bartender was very gracious. Guinness was flowing and the music was playing, not a bad recipe for a gray and rainy day in Killarney!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

What can I say we make this pub a stop everytime we are in Killarney. Mrs Buckley remembers us every time we visit she is such a pleasure to talk to! I cannot say enough about the barkeeps: Tim and Mae are WONDERFUL and we did miss our visit with Dennis who was off when we were there. Sorry Dennis... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

We felt welcome from the time we entered! Mavis the barkeep is friendly and very nice! Thank heavens she had the fire going. Dennis I must say is the Best barkeep not only in Killarney but maybe in all of Ireland. The locals are friendly, kind and have great craic to share! This is the type of place that always... More

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