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Buckley's Traditional Bar

Arbutus Hotel College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 1037
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Fantastic Bar & Amazing Music

We stopped in this bar after dinner to have an Irish Coffee. We were met with lively Irish music... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Brenda B
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Las Vegas, United States
Great fun

Great place to join friends for a pint. They had live music, and plenty of room for an Irish jig... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
fish65
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Long Grove, Ia
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Buckleys Bar - Killarney Town Centre Traditional Pub At the heart of Killarney's traditional Irish music scene. Some of the country's finest musicians often drop in for an 'unplanned, unprogrammed and unamplified' session. With or without music, Buckley's is a beautiful place to sit and discuss the world. Its oak paneled walls and turf fire reflect the timelessness of a good Irish pub, combining character, characters and good cráic.
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“session” (4 reviews)
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Arbutus Hotel College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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+353 64 663 1037
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We stopped in this bar after dinner to have an Irish Coffee. We were met with lively Irish music. We ordered drinks and sat down to listen. We found we couldn't sit still, as the music was so infectious. Our toes were tapping and we...More

Thank Brenda B
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brenda, Thank you so much for your glowing feedback on your visits to Buckleys Bar. We are delighted that you enjoyed the traditional music and even more so that you felt so well treated by our bar team. We hope you had a great...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Great place to join friends for a pint. They had live music, and plenty of room for an Irish jig. Friendly staff.

Thank fish65
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are really pleased that you had fun in Buckleys and enjoyed the music and service. Many thanks, Seán & team

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Quaint pub adjacent to Arbutus hotel. Good TV's for sports and a full service bar. The live music on the weekends is a plus and quite good. This is a must stop to get away from the trendy spots. Great pints and conversation.

Thank Chandler-AzTraveler
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Many thanks for your review. We appreciate you taking the time out to write it and are delighted that you enjoyed your time in the bar. Regards, Seán & team

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Very nice pub experience. Food was very good. Atmosphere nice. Staff very nice. There was a line to gt into place, so go early in evening.

Thank Jim M
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Hi Jim, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Buckley's Bar. WE are delighted that that you enjoyed the experience, food, atmosphere and staff. Hopefully we'll see you again before too long. Regards, Seán & team.

Reviewed 2 October 2016

By far, this place was a true authentic Irish experience ! Locals started to come in and joined other locals for a impromptu musical session. Other local patrons as well as tourists seemed to enjoy it all. One nice thing to see was the players...More

Thank George G
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi George, Many thanks for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed our music sessions which, as you say, are enjoyed by young and old alike. Regards, Seán

Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Bartender a very nice guy. Locals seem to go here too. Classy pub with interesting architecture. Had salads which were fine but pricey and a bit small. Pints of course were perfectly poured.

Thank mossyrocks
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of your visit to Buckleys Bar. We are pleased that you liked the pub, architecture, pints and service. Regards, Seán & team

Reviewed 24 April 2016

On a recent trip to Killarney my wife & I called into Buckleys on a Saturday evening after dinner. What a great little spot. We managed to snag two chairs over by the fireplace looking across at the Trad session that was just starting and...More

1  Thank GBarrettWaterford
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Many thanks for your most kind words. We are delighted that you had a great night with us. We appreciate you taking the time out to review your visit. Regards, Seán

Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop when in Killarney! The bartenders Denise and Tom are wonderful and very friendly! Denise stills makes a great fire. If Trad will be played it is truly about the music! Pat O'Sullivan who plays guitar can be found playing at...More

2  Thank mapeterson25
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Margaret, Thank you so so much for your comprehensive review. It gives us all so much pleasure to learn that you have got so much more than good drink, music and company from your time in Buckleys Bar. We are extremely grateful that you...More

Reviewed 5 April 2016

Lovely pub with friendly locals,great bar staff and drink was top notch and very reasonably priced,place was full of locals both nights we were in and I can see why this is the place they go,a great little pub

Thank Brendan D
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Brendan, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time in Buckleys. Regards, Aidan

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Loved the Irish music. Not too loud...enjoyed them a lot. Nice fireplace. Met several people there who were locals and friendly.

Thank Marralene
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your review

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