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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 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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704 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you're shopping for souvenirs or looking for a meal; wanting to hear Irish music or see traditional dancing; this place is perfect tourist stop off point. We had a pleasant dinner listening to well played music and enjoyed our night at the "cottage".

Thank Ann T
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this spot on a few days in Killarney. Hadn't been here since I was a tiny tot so it was great to come back & appreciate the wonderful surroundings & history connected with the location . The staff were lovely and little shop offers some great gifts. Fantastic place to stop off before you venture up to the gap... More 

Thank Eireunicorn
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting the spectacular Gap of Dunloe this place is a no-brainer as a re-fuelling stop. Sure, it's touristy but, hey, you're a tourist. Quaint in a cartoon Irish way, but very family friendly. The food is fine - though certainly not gourmet. But it's well priced. And the Guinness is well kept.

Thank bryanedwin
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Irish Coffees are a must to get when here. Was recommended this place by a friend to visit and it was well worth it. Such a lovely vibe in this place. Will stay for longer next time.

Thank Alannah J
Athlone, Ireland
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stop for a late lunch at 330 today, after driving through the Gap of Dunloe. It was very busy. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced

Thank Theresa O
Flagstaff, Arizona
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151 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service, ambiance, and food were quite good. It was also nice to see other people socialize. Their home-brewed Guinness was incredible. I have had hundreds of types of beers in tens of countries, and none rise to the level of this one.

Thank Charlie T
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kate Kearney's Cottage was one of my father's favorite places to visit during his 19 visits to Ireland My father passed away and we going to keep up the tradition and visit and have lunch at Kate Kearney's in May during our stay. It's a great place with good food and great Irish hospitality! I highly recommend this place !

Thank MJTravelLLC
Huntsville, Alabama
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This was our favorite stop by far. We thought we were stopping for a minute for an Irish coffee and hot whisky, and ended up staying longer than four hours! We chatted with the bartender, the locals weee buying us drinks, we laughed and joked it was so much fun I had a blast! Also got to know a couple... More 

Thank jane12345d
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Really only need to visit if you are intending to transverse the Gap of Dunloe. Bit of a tourist bus destination

Thank CORSydney
Killarney, Ireland
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for top quality food with a real Irish feel you should try Kate's, it's located at the start of the gap of Dunloe and is a restaurant bar and shop steeped in history, we loved it and still love it.

Thank JulesWeakley

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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
US$4 - US$23
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
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?