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Murphy's Bar

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College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
353646631294
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A nice pub/restaurant in the heart of Killarney

This is a great choice for a mean and a pint - but be prepared for a wait due to is well earned popularity.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Derek G
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great choice for a mean and a pint - but be prepared for a wait due to is well earned popularity.

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Thank Derek G
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Derek, Thank you for taking the time to submit a very nice review of Murphy's Bar . We are so pleased you had an enjoyable experience. Hope you call again sometime ! Best Wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice pub with live irish music. Pints were good and price average. Lacking seats on a busy night but worth the visit.

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Thank sclarke2013
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for your positive comments about Murphy's Bar. Glad you enjoyed your pint and found prices reasonable.Unfortunately like most places , a seat cannot be guaranteed for everyone on a busy night , but it sounds like you had an enjoyable time anyway ! Best Wishes , Seán & Máire More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get 2 seats at the bar on New Year's Eve and had a wonderful time. The bar staff, and Carolyn especially, looked after us so well even though it was probably one of their busiest nights of the year. The live music and the atmosphere provided one of the best New Years experiences I've ever... More 

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Thank Laurie N
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Laurie Many thanks for posting such a wonderful review . It certainly sounds like you had a fantastic New Year's Eve at Murphy's ! We are lucky to have some of the best bar staff in Killarney and try our best to ensure every evening is an enjoyable one for our guests. Best Wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Murphy's Pub was recommended to us by the front desk at the Arbutus Hotel, for a true pub experience. My husband and I lucked out and got a table in front of the area where the band was going to play. We had beers , great hamburger, and Homemade Shepard's Pie. The trio played from 930 - 1130pm. They played... More 

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Thank Laurie3710
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Laurie , Many thanks for your kind review . We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Murphy's and in particular our traditional music session. Murphy's is indeed a favourite with locals as well , a good sign of any establishment ! Best Wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Newport News, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must visit Murphy's bar to experience the Irish Bar feeling! A gathering place for friends after a long day to let loose and enjoy the Irish at their best! We felt right at home even though our group was from the US.

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Thank Barbara B
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello Barbara , What a fantastic review ! ! We are so grateful that you took the time to post such positive comments on tripadvisor. Murphy's Bar is an authentic family run bar , established by Peggy Murphy , mother of Seán , in 1955. We strive to continue her tradition of warmth and hospitality combined with the best of... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fantastic lunch with a group of colleagues last Friday in Murphy's Bar. The staff were warm, welcoming and very attentive. A special thanks to Catherine, Carolyn, Denis and Daniel who could not do enough for us on the day. We had a very enjoyable experience there. We will be back real soon!

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Thank Geraldine F
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Geraldine , Thank you for taking the time to submit such a wonderful review. It is so encouraging for our great staff to be mentioned by name . We are delighted everything combined to make your visit a memorable one. Best Wishes , Seán & Máire More 

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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a couple of times while staying in Killarney. Staff were always friendly and made us feel welcome. Child friendly place, which was nice. I only gave 4 stars based on the meal I had. It was good, just nothing fantastic. I would go again.

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Thank Jake W
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jake , Many thanks for your positive comments about Murphy's , we are very happy to hear you would return again ! As parents ourselves , promoting Murphy's as a family friendly venue is important to us. Best Wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Kinsale, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic staff and superb food a particular mention of barman Denis who was a credit to this establishment. We were staying for one drink but the atmosphere was so welcoming we ended up staying to eat. As a large group the staff couldn't have been more accommodating, the food was delicious and would definitely call again when visiting Killarney and... More 

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Thank 278Sarahjane
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Sarahjane , Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review and of course for mentioning Denis by name , he was very flattered !! We are delighted that everything was to your satisfaction and look forward to seeing you again sometime . Best Wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Glenbeigh
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab food, friendly patient staff. A great time had by all. So central in the heart of killarney. Thank you very much😆

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Thank karen o
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello Karen , Many thanks for submitting a lovely review. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable time at Murphy's ! Best Wishes , Seán & Máire More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great stuff, lovely atmosphere! We had lovely time!defenetly we will come back! I had pasta , it was absolutely beautiful. Great value for many,relaxing atmosphere made our night!thaks to all the suff!it was a pleasure.

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Thank Karina S
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Karina , Thank you for posting such a complimentary review on tripadvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time at Murphy's Bar. Warm atmosphere is a something we are constantly aware of here at Murphy's and we are so pleased that you experienced it in abundance !!! Best Wishes , Seán & Máire More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: 353646631294

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 43
  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine

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