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Kate Kearney's Cottage

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 664 4146
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 541 reviews

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I assumed this would be a tourist trap with average food for people passing through. But it was surprisingly good and reasonably priced. Simple food and plenty of it. Friendly staff. Cosy booths and a wood fire. Met some locals in our hike up Strickeen...More

Thank Tara L
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Have visited kate kearney`s cottage on several occasions,the people are fantastic as always,the food is second to none.Iwould recommend a visit to anyone.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

It was interesting and small, but not great. The menu was short (no burgers, which we heard were great). The service was just ok - we had to grab them if we needed something. There was nothing special about the place. The gift shop was...More

Thank Houdoni
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dropped in a few pints and dinner. Kate's Red Ale and Roast Beef were the fare and quite good. Would return again when in the area.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Picturesque and popular with tourists. There was a function later on the day of our visit so we didn't eat there, though the whole dining area was tastefully set out. Plenty of seating outside to absorb the atmosphere.

Thank Jeanymac
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Caesar’s salad was dressed with mayonnaise and the bangers and mash gravy was quite poor compared to everywhere else we’ve had it. The apple tart was good, but couldn’t salvage the poor meal in a tourist trap.

Thank AR C
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were taken here by Irish relatives on our last evening in Ireland after a wonderful 2 week holiday. The musicians were fantastic. They were funny and informative about the instruments and music. One of them sat with us for a chat in the interval...More

Thank gooner2WestWickham
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Kate's is a unique place in that it is popular with tourists and locals alike. Most nights you will find a tour bus group in "the barn" and locals gathered at the bar, all enjoying the atmosphere and music. The food is always good; as...More

Thank lizab2004
Reviewed 11 September 2017

On the outskirts of Killarney is the Gap of Dunloe, a passageway between 2 mountains. At the entrance of the Gap sits Kate's Kearney's Cottage which is restaurant, bar and gift shop all in one. While you can eat there anytime, on certain nights they...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Crowded tourist trap. Worst salmon I ever had, cold and dry. Wait staff really doesn't care. Music was good but not worth the trip out just for that. You could easily find better in the area.

Thank Joeseph511
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sheri k
4 February 2018|
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Response from diumraid | Property representative |
Food service starts at 12.30 but the cafe across the way and the cafe down the road both serve breakfast during the tourist season
Patricia G
10 May 2016|
Response from TerraVaughn | Reviewed this property |
They take credit and cash
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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