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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 536 reviews

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
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a quaint country inn worth seeing. The food was delicious. Service was acceptable. The live music was fantastic and the young ladies dancing was most interesting and enjoyable.

Thank Erle S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Food here is great and very inexpensive. We were very pleasantly surprised as this is a big tourist area in Kerry and eating out can be pricey! Def worth a visit!

Thank Tara D
Reviewed 31 August 2017

we stopped by as kates is a recommended spot to visit on the tourist trail very interesting place to visit every body advises not to drive the gap but we opted to do it we had lunch in kates and moved on afterwards lunch was...More

Thank vcan
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Had lunch before going to walk the gap and while the food was good the service was not great. Place is very traditional with the usual music placing and very much a magnet for the overseas visitor. OK but service very laid back - which...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Heard this was the place to go after our hike on Carrauntoohil. Stood at the bar trying to order a drink for more than 10 minutes. There wasn't that many people around, just staff not doing much. One couple behind me just left in annoyance...More

1  Thank diveshark1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • 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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