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“Great craic”
Review of Murphy's Bar

Murphy's Bar
Ranked #15 of 186 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $43
Cuisines: Irish, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great craic”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We where in June & after checking out the best entertainment & service from restaurant & bar, we could not find a better pub to relax & have food & drinks.
Sports,Music,& Social local clubs play Darts,& have outdoor golf,& GAA in all aspects of Irish sports,They have at 9.30pm on local musicians come in and entertain you & Singalong.
Right in the heart of the town . check it out.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Martin T
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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Good Morning Martin,

I was delighted to read your wonderful review.

We strive to create a fun and happy environment for all our customers.

We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future for a bit more craic agus ceoil.

Kind Regards,
Seán Murphy.
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Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great pub experience”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We wanted traditional Irish music and found it here. The band included an Irish harp, a rare treat. When the band was setting up, the tv with the golf tournament was turned off and started in the back room. The golf fans went back there, leaving the front room for people interested in the music. We had a great seat.

Visited June 2013
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Thank LouisePandJohnP
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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Good Morning Louise & John,

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review.

I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our Traditional Irish music. I have passed on your kind words to our wonderful musicians.

We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future.

Kind Regards,
Seán Murphy.
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Service and food lacking”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

This really is a tourist joint (Killarney has many). Americans flock to it because it's near the hotels, certainly not because of the food unless your only interest in food is as fuel. The music is good if you can get there early enough to have a table near the front. The bar layout is not conducive for many people to see the music. When the bar is packed, it's also difficult to hear the music.

Visited June 2013
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Thank cecil94117
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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Good Morning Cecil,

Thank you for your review.

I am disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit. Is there any suggestions you would like to make?

I hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back so we can extend our hospitality to you.

Kind Regards,
Seán Murphy.
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Tampa, Fl
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Must have been a bad night”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I had the haddock. Really mediocre. The Haddock fish at Cracker Barrel here is better. Waiter was distracted the entire time and it really wasn't that busy. Our guide had sugested it. for us it was the only thing he got wrong during the week. YMMV.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank bucjeff
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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Good Morning,

Thank you for your feedback.

I am very disappointed to here you were not happy with your visit. I am very sorry that you were not happy.

I hope we may be able to extend our hospitality to you once again.

Kind Regards,
Seán Murphy.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Ate at Murphy's our second night in Killarney - tried to go there our first night, but it was packed!! All 6 of our group really enjoyed our meal - we had the cottage pie, Irish stew, and hamburgers. The boys of our group said the hamburgers were the best they had on our trip. Very good/friendly service. Good location as well.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Scripette
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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your wonderful review.

I am delighted to hear you and your group thoroughly enjoyed your visit.

I hope to welcome you all back again in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards,
Seán Murphy.
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