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Kilshanny House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Pub, Gastropub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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Kilshanny Village, Kilshanny, Ireland
+353 65 707 1660
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the good fortune to receive an invite to a night of music and spoken word at this fine establishment!!! We did not eat, but heard and experienced a wonderful exposure to to the Best of Ireland!

Thank Mike M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

I came to Kilshanny House back in June with my godmother Ann and went for a great walk which ended with a fantastic but simple lunch at Kilshanny House. A lovely, laid back place to go for honest and simple Irish cooking if you visit.

Thank Toby M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I was lucky enough to make it to one of the renowned Kilshanny House singing sessions on the first sunday of each month. I went alone with some trepidation, but received the warmest welcome from Mary, and was made to feel quite at home though surrounded by complete strangers. The singing was varied and magical. It was quite the experience... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We LOVE the Kilshanny House! Charming Aidan pours the best pint of Guinness around, and Mary is wonderful and makes you feel at home. We have loved the singing circle Sundays and the Friday night sessions. Lovely, lovely place!

Thank Jenny H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I travel a lot but this is one of the nicest pubs I have come across. It just feels right from the minute you walk in the door, the decor is right, it has been thought about and it shows. If you are in this part of Clare then you must try a pint of Guinness whilst listening to some... More 

Thank Mick N
Mary B, Owner at Kilshanny House, responded to this review

Hello Mick, Thanks so much for your complimentary review. Opening up this review on a Monday morning makes everything that Aidan and I do worthwhile and encourages us to continue to do it. Glad you enjoyed your September holiday here in County Clare. Míle buiochas agus slán gó fóil More 

Belhaven, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

After getting soaking wet in a down pour at the Cliffs of Moher (and seeing nothing), we stopped at the Kilshanny House hoping to find a place to dry out, have a drink and maybe a meal. There was only one other couple there with their three year old at that time (about 4 pm). They were lingering after their... More 

Thank dstubb101
Mary B, Co-Owner at Kilshanny House, responded to this review

There are tears in my eyes and a frog in my throat as I read this because I remember everything about your visit and to think that you took the time to write such an in depth review means so much. It was surely our pleasure and privilege having you here in our house...'Kilshanny House' and all the fun and... More 

Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Hospitality here was excellent and food at lunchtime was exceptionally good will certainly return. I believe that Music sessions on Friday nights are a must Hope to make one when next in Doolin

Thank Diarmuid7
Mary B, Co-Owner at Kilshanny House, responded to this review

Hello Diarmuid Thanks so much for your complimentary review and I do hope you make it back for one of our Friday night music sessions, you'll be most welcome. Warmest regards, Mary More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Kildhanny House would be my first recommendation for anyone visiting the Cliffs. The food was fantastic and the restaurant is cozy. Mary and Adian were such welcoming and wonderful hosts. Adian makes the brown bread and it was the most delicious brown bread we had in Ireland. Mary brought us out a free cup of her mushroom soup because she... More 

Thank johannza
Mary B, Co-Owner at Kilshanny House, responded to this review

Hello Johannza, Wow, thank you so much for your most kind and complimentary review. Aidan and I loved having you at Kilshanny House and we are so glad that your experience with us after your visit to the Cliffs of Moher just up the road from us was a warm, welcoming and memorable one. Hope to see you again should... More 

Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Went to a trad night and unbelievable 13 musicians showed up to play. What a great session and such a variety of instruments, fiddles, guitars, mandolin, button accordion, bohdran, flute, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, harp. Amazing

Thank Herbaltailor
Mary B, Owner at Kilshanny House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your time at Kilshanny House and especially the traditional Irish music session. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with everyone. If your travels ever take you to the West coast of Ireland again, be sure to pop in, there'll be a céad míle fáilte for you. Mary & Aidan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

It was great to visit whilst over from London - I was really interested in all that Carl had to say. I certainly felt I had earned the food after 3.5 hours. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and the pub had a great atmosphere. I'd recommend it to anyone who comes to visit Co. Clare. I hope to come again soon... More 

Thank Toby M
Mary B, Owner at Kilshanny House, responded to this review

Hi Toby, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. So glad you enjoyed the guided walk and our garden to table lunch afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you when you return from London for a visit to Ennistymon. Be sure and pop in, sure we're just up the road. Slán gó fóil Mary & Aidan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $13
Irish, Pub, Gastropub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kilshanny Village, Kilshanny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Kilshanny
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 1660
Friendly, family run business offering delicious home cooked food, a great pint and surprising creative events! Get off the beaten track to a family run rustic village Inn. Sample the flavour of our local village hospitality, warmly welcomed by Ban An Ti, Guiness, home baking, Caint agus craic!

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