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Address: 28 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 056-7762573
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am

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cosy, inviting, Lovely!

had a great night in Cleere's.. the staff here are lovely..nice guinness and cosy atmosphere.. A nice spot to escape from the busy hens & stags that frequent kilkenny

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a great night in Cleere's.. the staff here are lovely..nice guinness and cosy atmosphere.. A nice spot to escape from the busy hens & stags that frequent kilkenny

Thank David191919
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165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mick Walsh leads this longstanding session - one of the longest running sessions in Ireland. You never know exactly who is going to show up but it is always good!

Thank ontheroadagn7
Kilkenny, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cleere’s Bar is the original of the species, a tradition Irish bar with plenty of local banter, fantastic traditional music played by super talented musicians, one of the best pints of ale or stout to be found anywhere in Ireland and to top it off, home cooked food that tastes so good it sends the memory banks back to the... More 

Thank Eugene1959
Alpharetta, GA
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At the recommendation of the lady who ran the B&B where we stayed in Kilkenny, we visited Cleere's for dinner. It is a small, local pub in town. Does not look like much from the outside (or the inside) but the food, music and atmosphere were fantastic. First, the food. Very good! I had an Irish stew (made with lamb)... More 

1 Thank Stuart S
San Luis Obispo, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We came to have a drink and listen to some traditional Irish music. It turned into a magical first night in Ireland with so many talented musicians, plus some local characters, plus friendly and fun wait staff. This did not feel like a touristy place but rather a fun slice of local life. A real highlight!

1 Thank Linda B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Wandered down to parliament street on the recommendation of a local and ended up popping into Cleere's as we heard some great Trad music coming from inside. This place did not disappoint, we were lucky to walk into an amazing Trad music and spoken word night, very authentic experience probably one of our favourite nights of our whole Ireland trip!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kilkenny, Ireland
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Very homely bar with friendly staff.lunch menu is very interesting looking forward to the cajun red bean soup.

1 Thank Paddy G
Macomb, Michigan
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215 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We were actually told about Cleere's while we were drinking at another pub down the road by a local. So, we thought we would go and check it out. The pub itself is small but not too small, it was small in a cozy kind of way, the bar tender was a kind young man who sat and told us... More 

Thank Taylor M
Kilkenny, Ireland
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

A must for the weary traveller, offering quality porter, beers, ales, lagers, one to suit all tastes. Cosy, warm atmosphere, friendly staff, run by Paul, a friendly, homely spot, a buzz place to be. Offers homemade food, when they say doorstep sandwiches they mean Doorsteps.

Thank Noel51
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Everything a pub should be. Music, fire and good drinks. Lovely singing too. Great place to get out of the rain any afternoon.

Thank Rosesuperted

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