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Murphy's Bar

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18 College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
+353 64 663 1294
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09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We came for a pint of cider and some music and both were excellent. We visited several pubs in Killarney and Murphy's was by far the best. Nice atmosphere and friendly people.

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Many thanks for the great review , we are delighted you had such an enjoyable visit to Murphy's Bar. Do drop in again sometime ! Best wishes Seán & Máire More 

Garden Grove, California, United States
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178 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

At the suggestion of our tour guide, we stopped in for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. What a treat. It was cold and windy outside but the warmth of kindness soon overtook us. We (4 of us and me in a wheelchair) sat next to the window after a friendly elderly man gave us his table. I had the roasted... More 

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Thank Diane D
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Diane , Many thanks for taking the time to submit such a lovely review . We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Murphy's Bar . Call in again sometime ! Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

San Diego, California
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128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

They have authentic Irish music and good cold beer! The atmosphere is wonderful and the people there are very friendly! The staff was fast and very helpful. Be sure to stop in for a pint!

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Thank SoCalGuy01
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , We had an electricity power cut in Killarney this morning ! When the power came back , your review was the first one to read , what a better start to our day !!! Thank you for taking the time to submit such great comments , we really appreciate it ! Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Good vibe, decent prices, and decent selection of Irish beers. Finding a traditional pub in Killarney is hard as it is a bit touristy, but found this one to be in the middle of out of way hole in the wall pub versus an americanized version of a pub.

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Thank pittpirate
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thanks for the great review , glad you enjoyed your visit to Murphy's Bar. While we love to welcome visitors from all over the world to Murphy's , we were established in 1955 , long before Killarney became a tourist town. So we can definitely promise you authenticity !! Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great atmosphere, talented musicians, and a wide selection of beer make this pup a must visit. Many patrons from all over Ireland and abroad. A fun time had by both old and young.

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Thank Canada2see
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for the wonderful review ! We greatly appreciate the compliments , so delighted everything was to your satisfaction. We hope you enjoy the fabulous sunshine across Ireland today !! Seán & Máire More 

London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great night out - went here for drinks. Great atmosphere really enjoyed it. Would recommend for good music and good food.

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Louise , Many thanks for the great review . Your comments are hugely appreciated ! Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Gosford, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We couldn't go home without a visit to a pub. Delightful staff, couldn't do enough. Very friendly and helpful. We had a very tasty meal but let me tell you the meals are huge. Very affordable and well worth a visit.

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Thank robynp178
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Well we are so glad you chose Murphy's as your pub to visit before returning home ! We are thrilled that you had such an enjoyable time , thank you for all the compliments ! Best wishes Seán & Máire More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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169 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Who cares the food was average, who cared the bar was crowded, when the music started and the Guinness flowed the atmosphere was great, people laughing, singing along, people dancing, people from all over the world. Visit Killarney, visit Murphy's

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Thank Winstone7
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

OMG ! Thanks for an amazing review ! We quite agree , while we like to think our food is good too ! It's all about atmosphere and fun and Murphy's has that , especially at night in bucketfuls !!! Have a great holiday ! Seán & Máire More 

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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Beer, live music, good food - all in this stylish bar. Highly recommend it with friends by the evening to drink a beer and eat tasty burgers.

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Thank Peta H
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Peta , Thank you for taking the time to submit a fantastic review ! Your kind comments are much appreciated . We especially loved the title to your review ! Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Yarmouth, Maine, United States
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Although a typical Irish pub, what made this stick out was how talented a few of the musicians were.

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Thank JenKevShaw
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank for the fantastic compliments for our musicians , they will be delighted to receive them. We are thrilled you enjoyed the session at Murphy's. By the way , we are proud to be a typical Irish pub !! Not a fake , the real deal , established since 1955. Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 43
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 663 1294

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?