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Buckley's Traditional Bar

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Address: Arbutus Hotel College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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+353 64 663 1037

Buckleys Bar - Killarney Town Centre Traditional Pub At the heart of...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
George G
Clearwater, United States
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Clearwater, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 age was from the teens up to seniors, ensuring I hope, this tradition for generations... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 we kicked back with a couple of drinks and enjoyed a great night in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 multiple pubs and is a must see musician! We have been to Killarney many times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

hit this one and were not disappointed either right near all the others pleasant clean and bright also coffee or tea available for me to sober up would recommend it but we were really looking for a warm ale not available except in wales i believe now

Thank Philomena F
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

We always stop in to Buckley's for a drink. Good drinks and friendly owner and bartenders. We spent New Years Eve here a few years ago and stayed till it closed because it was a grand time.

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We went Into Buckley's on our last night in Kilarney, despite staying at the Arbutus! What a gem! Tasty Irish home cooking, friendly service and live music from about 10 ( ish... Irish time!) on Fridays and Saturdays. Nothing pretentious. If you want to drink with the locals, this is the place for you. Get in early if you want... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stumbled upon this one while looking to find space in a pub that featured live Irish music. We were not disappointed. The group of musicians were excellent. I sat with a lovely couple from Cork who were in Killarney on their 50th anniversary. What a lovely chat I had!! Excellent music, great time. Mostly locals which was great!

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