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Kate Kearney's Cottage

Gap of Dunloe | Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 664 4146
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Ranked #29 of 148 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $29
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bar, Restaurant, Entertainment venue, souvenir shops, Pub grub and much more. Our multi award winning banquet style themed "Irish Night" runs from March through to October, a must if your visiting. In the high season you can expect the show to run at least 6 nights a week. We're also situated close to many walking trails in the world famous Gap of Dunloe. There's Jaunting cars and horse riding within a minutes walk and at least 5 golf course within a 10 mile radius. We also cater for weddings and after wedding parties. Live music and BBQs are never too far away either during the summer
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81% Recommend
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Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited for dinner one evening. The place was packed, but service was quick and efficient. The food was excellent and this was the only place in our ten days in Ireland where lamb was on the menu. The lamb was cooked to perfection, as were the other items. The desserts were some of the best we had. A three... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Every time i go back to Killarney i make sure i visit Kate's for lunch for a bite to eat. The food is always a very good standard and reasonably priced too. I had the Roast Kerry Lamb which was delicious again. I've had the Lamb and Seafood Chowder on previous visits and i'm looking forward to having them again... More

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Larne, United Kingdom
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330 reviews 330 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Dear Lord. This is the stuff to make you cringe. Paddywhackery at it's worst. The place is smoky from the fire, full of visitors who are looking for all things 'Oirish' and a bit cramped and dingy inside. Leprechauns of all sizes shapes and poses are on sale, with mini Irish cottages, Celtic crosses and all their like for sale,... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was at kate karneys cottage in gap of dunloe today 16th aug ,with my husband, all I can say about the place is dont waste your time going in to eat and they do not have a clue what there doing> we waited 20 mins and got no service. staff the 2 or 3 who were there did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was visiting killarney and had dinner at kate Kearneys cottage,The food was fantastic.I had the salmon.the service was brilliant with a wonderful charming waitress..Live music after dinner.The restaurant was packed.Also it has a great souviner shop attached. All in all a fantastic experience and highly recommended .

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Donegal Town, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We ate here yesterday evening. I ordered the bacon and cabbage and was looking forward to a hearty dinner...what I got instead was a plate of what looked like slops!! A mountain of wet cabbage, sitting in a bed of water, with fatty bacon thrown on top, finished with parsley sauce everywhere!! I still can't believe that they served that... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our tour bus in late July 2014 brought us here for supper. We all wished that the food was as good as the live music and dance, but that was not to be. My salmon was desiccated and the service was rudely deficient. All in our party were disappointed.

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Galway, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

While hiking in Kerry on the Bank Holiday weekend we arranged to eat in the restaurant in Kate Kearney`s Cottage. The food was not up to the standard I have come to expect as we have eaten there regularly and we were expecting the usual good standards. Unfortunately this was not the case and the food was below par. The... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As a local to Killarney we visit Kate Kearneys on a regular basis. The menu though not extensive is very tasty. On our last visit we had the goats cheese tartlet, the soup , roast of the day and chicken curry. Portions were of a generous size and the food was delicious. Prices were very reasonable, staff and service were... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Being originally from Killarney we always make a point of visiting Kate's when we're back. Our recent visit did not disappoint. There were four in our party and we all enjoyed our meals. I opted for the lamb shank which did not disappoint. The meat just fell away from the bone. The night we went there was an traditional Irish... More

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