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Murphy's Bar

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$$$
Irish, Bar, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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College Street, Killarney, Ireland
064 6631294
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 208
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  • 150
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Favorite Bar in Killarney!!!

The staff was great, great bar food, loved the live irish music on the weekends!!! Spent a ton of time here!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Jessica M
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Folkston, Georgia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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412 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Folkston, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The staff was great, great bar food, loved the live irish music on the weekends!!! Spent a ton of time here!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Good spot for a quiet pint beside fire. Staff very friendly food very nice. We had the soup and brown bread very tasty. Music every Friday and Saturday. Highly recommended

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We came here 2 nights in a row. First night I had the burger and she had the vegi soup. The waitress was accommodating in bringing me a small bowl of ketchup from the kitchen for my burger and fries to save me from opening a ton of packets (i like my ketchup). The patty on the burger was thick... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Adequate but not good. The food reminded me of the pre boom food where chips and sad salad accompanied a mediocre main. Staff lovely but expect more in this day.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights and wish I stayed longer.....Food was fantastic and the staff were so friendly I had no reason to go elsewhere

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ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Went for Sunday lunch there but were so disappointed with it, we wont be going back there. Its a lovely bar but the food was terrible. A thick congealed tasteless gravy covered tasteless overdone meat. No effort made to make us feel welcome...it was just a case of take your money and run. Such a pity as it had been... More 

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Cork
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had good expectations when we arrived, pub felt nice and warm, staff were friendly but I have to say, very disappointing. We were hungry so we ate most of our food, when I was paying I was ready to give feedback but staff did not ask how our meal was. The food was like a school dinner, presentation was awful... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very pleased with the quality of the food -- solid pub meals, including the sign of a well-run kitchen: really fresh side salad. No rusty lettuce or limp bell peppers here. Welcoming atmosphere and efficient service. It's interesting how many reviewers call the pub "touristy"; seriously, any establishment in Killarney could be accused of that, as it's a tourist town!... More 

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Ventura, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Although the food menu choices were excellent, I gave this bar a '4' due to the beef curry that I had. It was over cooked. However, its bar food, nonetheless. They are improving their menu from what I heard for tourists. You can get a beef or vegetarian wrap here... the first I've seen in Ireland!!!! That was very good.... More 

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Deptford, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I visited Killarney in November and based on a recommendation head down the street to Murphy's as a good place to drop in and listen to some good traditional Irish music. You could smell the peat fires burning around town and the wonderful smell hung in the air as we made our way to the pub. There was a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: College Street, Killarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: 064 6631294

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 43
  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Family Fare, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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