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William Byrne's Bar and Guesthouse

39 John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a lovely bar and guesthouse in the center of town. stayed here this weekend for my brothers 21st and took 4 of the guestrooms upstairs. The rooms are lovely and clean and despite being in the center of town and above a pub were very quiet. Hannah the owner is lovely as are the staff who cannot do... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The pub has been updated to draw some of the younger crowd in, but, it has not lost one bit of charm. The beer garden is particularly interesting now. Hannah (the owner), her son William, and every staff member meet and exceed the top levels of hospitality. The room that we occupied was clean and the breakfast delicious. It was... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Billy Byrne's is a wonderful bar in the centre of Kilkenny - great for an afternoon pint or some food - and if the weather is good both can be had out the back in a great beer garden (complete with double decker bus out of which food is served). It also has a fantastic atmosphere at night. I stayed... More 

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limerick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

this was our third stay here in 2013, and it was just as good as the last 2, Byrnes is ideal if you want a nice friendly place to stay, its also away from the noise of the City Centre, and a short walk from the Railway Station, the owner Hannah is a lady, she always finds time for a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

stayed one night for Bruce Springsteen concert..great welcome upon arriving from Hannah the landlady! downstairs you have the irish pub that you only hear about, what an atmlosphere!!! upstairs you have immaculate ensuite bedrooms, and a breakfast that will set you up for the day!!!! every staff member smiles and says "no problem" to everything!! right in the centre of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We made a spontaneous visit to Kilkenny on a recent trip to Ireland and hadn't booked anything in advance. We found this place very close to the railway station. It's a family run pub. The bar man was very friendly and had no problem booking us in for two nights at short notice. The pub itself is very atmospheric and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights this weekend. A sound night's sleep was followed by a hearty and well-cooked breakfast which really set us up for the day. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is great too., close to centre, castle shops etc, as well as transport. If you are visiting Kilkenny, i would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This March we stayed for three nights in this wonderful guest house on our trip to Ireland with my parents and brother. It's very nice house with very friendly staff. The rooms were very clean. Our room was ensuite too. They managed to give us a room for the whole family at a very good price. The location was great... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch one day. Very very poor standard of food. Had a steak bagette...not too hard to mess up or so you would think...disgusting and swimming in grease. Not good enough these days when there's so much choice out there. I won't be back. On the plus side the bar man was very friendly and helpful.

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dublin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

me and my wife and another couple went to kilkenny on fri 20th april for 2 nights we booked 2 double rooms at wm byrnes bar after reading a few reviews which didnt sound to bad, so rang and booked 2 doubles. when we arrived we were met by a young lady who showed us to our rooms,just walking up... More 

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