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“Some of the best ice cream I've ever had” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Murphys Ice Cream

Murphys Ice Cream
37 Main Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #14 of 152 Restaurants in Killarney
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Late Night
Description: Murphys makes all of its own ice cream from scratch in Co. Kerry, using milk from the rare Kerry Cow breed and hand-made craft. Murphys makes its own sea salt for their sea salt ice cream and even make their own chocolate chips. They also serve coffees and a delicious range of hot chocolates.
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Some of the best ice cream I've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This little ice cream shop in the heart of Killarney's tourist district is fabulous. It's better than the top rated gelato shops in Venice and Nice, and beats most USA ice cream too. Try the Sea Salt, sublte butterscotch, or rum raisin. It tastes fresh and real -- no artificial or overpowering flavors like some.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Murcada, Owner at Murphys Ice Cream, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
SWHighlander - Thanks for your review! Much appreciated. - Kieran
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Limerick, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great Ice Cream, Great little Shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Murphy's Ice Cream is simply divine. Their salted caramel and Baileys flavours are my personal favourite. The staff are very pleasant at all times.

Visited November 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
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201 reviews 201 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“You can taste the difference in this ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Go out of your way to get some of this ice cream. It's that good. Combine that with absolutely stellar customer service, and you have an unforgettable experience.

These folks use all the best and freshest ingredients with no artificial additions. Sea salt ice cream made with Dingle sea water. It just doesn't get any better than that. Our group was welcomed in, given numerous samples (both of individual flavors as well as combinations of them), and got suggestions and banter throughout the process.

The hard part? Finding one or two (or three) flavors to combine for your purchase. So good! Get some of the sea salt ice cream, regardless of how that sounds to you - not to be missed! While eating, one of the owners wandered outside and struck up a conversation with our group, then wandered around to the other customers and made a point of chatting with each of them. It doesn't get any better than this, folks.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Murcada, Owner at Murphys Ice Cream, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Thanks so much, ckassotis! Your review made all of us so happy! - Kieran
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Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Try this Ice Cream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

What a great place! One of my favorite ice cream spots in the world. They combine super friendly service (try several samples, and ask for recommendations on combinations) with fantastic ice cream made locally. There are some interesting choices (sea salt, guinness) that taste incredible. Definitely worth a stop, with at least one other location in Ireland.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Whats not to like!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Amazing Ice cream and the coffee.... What can I say. If you really like coffee, you will know what I mean.
Dont miss the place if you're in killarney or Dingle.
Staff are great craic and you can sample any flavour you want.
I loved the place.
The Ice cream is made from Kerry cows which apparently makes the ice cream exceptionally rich. I'm not sure about the science bit but something must be working. Nicest Ice cream I've ever tasted

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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