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Kate Kearney's Cottage

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Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 664 4146
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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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after walking the first Gap of Dunlop and back again. Service was good, food great my partners first visit to Ireland so got him the bacon and cabbage an Irish traditional meal which he loved. We ate here a couple of times during our stay in fossa. Added extra to have the lovely gift shop too.

Thank Pebbles1012
Toledo, Ohio
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I think I vegetable soup with brown bread for lunch about half the time I was in Ireland. Both were great at Kate's. Prices are reasonable, service is prompt. Great stop either before or after a visit to Dunloe Gap.

Thank Ready2Go4it
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Service terrible. Staff not very professional our food was so under cooked Raw chicken that wasn't even fully cooked. Waitress never apologised for this. We never paid for our meal and they never minded as they must hear the same story everyday.

Thank Norah R
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

My family and I biked through Killarney National Park and on through the Gap of Dunloe arriving at Lord Brandon's Cottage where boats took us and our rented bikes bake to Ross Castle.. Midway through the ride is Kate Kearney's Cottage. It is a nice little rest stop to get a refreshment, use the restroom, check out their gift shop... More 

Thank OhioDms
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Nice place to start a walk or carraige ride into the gap. Nice to have a drink outside on a nice day. Food is decent.

Thank Steelcity1933
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Food was great and reasonably priced. Service was very slow even for European standards. Gift shop a bit leprechaunish catering to people who want to buy cheap Chinese made trinkets. Attracts scores of tourist busses like moths to a flame. Good luck getting a seat anywhere outside because they reserve them all. Great food but atmosphere was disappointing.

Thank Thomas G
Manhattan, Kansas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We started our journey through Dunloe Gap here. We were able to browse the lovely shop, pick up some water for the journey, and feel refreshed by the gentile hospitality.

Thank MellieSue59
Omaha, Nebraska
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We were sitting in the main room with the musicians, a lot of fun and even some young dancers performing traditional steps. Busy but staff does a great job getting the food out and drinks filled.

Thank Jennifer N
Coventry, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Had lunch outside on a beautiful sunny weekend day with piped Irish music - enough to create the best of atmospheres. Set aside the normal Guinness for Kate's Brown, a light, flavourful brew, a little cold for English tastes but very refreshing and appropriate for the early summer day. The starter, main course and deserts were quite special with the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Best pint of Guinness in the area in my opinion and the traditional St Paddy's Day favourite of bacon and cabbage was lovely. Great service and atmosphere. Great that locals drink here and mix with tourists. Highly recommended.

Thank SanClemente

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 00:30
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?