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Kate Kearney's Cottage

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Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 664 4146
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10:00 - 00:30
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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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Huntsville, Alabama
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Sydney
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank CORSydney
Killarney, Ireland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank JulesWeakley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a regular visitor to this restaurant. Why do I keep going back? The answer is simple: good plain food, no frills at reasonable prices. One of the most impressive qualities is the consistency of the food standards. In the many times I was there a sub standard meal was never put in front of me. The atmosphere is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group leader chose this restaurant for dinner. The food was good, only thing the restaurant was quite a distance out of town. I heard from others that they have great music, but, sadly we could not hear it, we had a transport problem, we needed to be back at our Killarney hotel before 9pm !!! I would strongly recommend... More 

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Albury, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lousy wet day when we rode the Gap of Dunloe but fortunately the rain finally stopped and we had the most beautiful ride with wonderful scenery. Our stop at the bottom at Kate Kearney's Cottage was so welcome - we had hot chocolate and chips in front of a roaring fire. Fantastic. Nice service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here purely to warm up and have some tea and coffee today. We didn't eat here or stay long. The tea and coffee were great. No complaints. I expected a little less given it's a tourist location but you can't go wrong with a hot drink here. Deceptively large place too.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for a bite after going into the Gap! We didn't eat much, but what we did have was very good! There are 3 restaurants in the Gap, but we are glad we chose the Cottage!

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Thank SWeyer1570
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Killarney for mid term, my wife, her parents and my five year old son, I think we ate here three time, it is a favourite of my parents in law, the food is excellent, very reasonable prices, but the enduring memory is the way my son and my wife's parents were treated , friendly, polite, interested and... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I always try to find a dinner with a show to experience the local culture. service was excellent and the atmosphere was very casual, comfortable

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 00:30
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?