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Kate Kearney's Cottage

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Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The title comes from my observations of all the police & fire dept. patches on the wall behind the bar. I noticed that most of them seemed to be from Massachussetts. Then, I was shocked to see a fire dept. patch from my little hometown in Massachussetts... what a thrill to see in Ireland! My wife & I enjoyed passing... More 

Thank Kevcody
Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying up the road and the proprietor of the B&B recommended this place. Food was lovely , we had the Fill the gap meal, which was soup, main course, dessert and tea/coffee all for €20. the place looks small from the front but quite big inside. every night there was live music which gave a great atmosphere. there... More 

Thank Patricia C
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good choice of food though the cafe opposite had better vegetarian dishes. Really just a good pub but worth stopping at if only to see the bored teenagers manning the gift shop, listening to traditional Irish music whilst texting their mates. Average.

Thank macscooth
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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339 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a large group on "Irish Night". Everything was good except the Irish Night. Apparently a bus tour is set up and some musicians explain Irish music and demonstrate some mediocre Irish dancing. The set up is pretty sad. Luckily we sat in a different area, but it would've been nice to have a more natural Irish music experience...

Thank BBBBTravel
County Cork, Ireland
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here after going through the Gap of Dunloe as it was the first spot for food and was busy. Unfortunately the food was very poor, the potatoes and vegetables were inedible and the roast barely edible. Very disappointing.

Thank Karanda73
Norwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in at this famous cottage after driving down through the gap of Dunloe. The cottage itself seems small from the outside however inside it stretches out to the back and there is plenty of room for large groups. We went on a busy Sunday and there was a good mix of tourists and locals. We only stopped in... More 

Thank Anni U
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at Kate Kearney's after spending most of the day hiking the Gap of Dunloe from Kenmare in the sheeting rain. What a great, authentic and cheerful pub at which to finish for the evening. Great pub food. Local draft beers on tap including the house brews. Friendly mostly local crowd.

Thank Travel R
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to sit back and relax with a pint in this historical place Amazing You could feel the history Busy we spot but plenty car parking

Thank Damian O
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quaint, clean and will cover any kind of sweet tooth desire! Real tea cups and saucers add a special touch.

Thank Sue V
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A couple of nights during our stay we eat at Kate Kearney's the food was lovely ,the service was good and reasonable priced.

Thank Wayne G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $25
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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