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Kate Kearney's Cottage

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Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 664 4146
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great venue to visit , very pleasant setting ,the food !!! soup of the day very nice taste to it ,the chicken with black pudding amazing ,all severed red hot ,the staff great ,nice trad music playing ,what more could you want ,Thanks for an amazing night ,will be calling back

Thank Tom H
Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lively place to stop and have a drink or 2 and do a little shopping also. The staff is very friendly and accommodating which adds significantly to the enjoyment. Inside there is a large fireplace which adds to the ambiance. A great place to stop.

Thank Les F
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hidden Gift shop within this Cottage caught our eyes and visited this shop by accident on our way to exploring Gap of Dunloe - However, came back again another day specifically to buy from the Gift Shop.

Thank Guru_Oz_melb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Possibly the best Baileys hot chocolate I've ever had. The place oozes charm. Very friendly. Loved it there.

Thank altinkum
Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kate Kearney's Cottage is a homely place to eat or have a drink and relax after your visit through the Gap of Dunloe. On warm days they have outside tables to enjoy your food and drink, and in cooler times, have a large fire burning inside. Kate Kearney's Cottage is a café, restaurant, pub, and has a small tourist shop.... More 

Thank Mal P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice little place! After our hike, it was a welcome sight! Nice meal and welcoming atmosphere! Food was good!

Thank Alex O
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Kate's twice, and we enjoyed both meals. This place has a history and is right at the Gap of Dunloe, a beautiful area. They provided Irish music, a great band, with two children who danced to the music. Food was very good, drinks were tasty, and the gift shop offered good souvenirs to take home. We also... More 

Thank Sharon D
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here before heading through the Gap of Dunloe and how glad we are that we did. You must have an irish coffee, a great way to warm you up for your onward journey. (Don't drink and drive)

Thank Adam C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't go in there to eat. I went in there just to ask for information on Gap of Dunloe. The staff was very friendly explaining what I needed to know. While I was in there, I could hear live Irish music with violins etc. It was lovely. The building gives you a very traditional feeling. Would love to try... More 

Thank Lily D
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for something to eat at tea-time, after a hair-raising drive through the Gap of Dunloe! Compared to most of the restaurants in Killarney and surrounding areas, this was a reasonable price - my husband enjoyed his chicken ceasar salad and I had the toasted sandwich special which came with salad and chips. We didn't stay for the music.

Thank Wendy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $24
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 4146
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?