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- Food & Drink, Ireland's Ancient East, Offaly
- 24 March 2023
Discover the Magic of Murphy's Bar: A Traditional Irish Experience in the Heart of Killarney
Looking for an authentic Irish pub experience? Look no further than Murphy's Bar, located conveniently on College Street in the heart of Killarney. Established in 1955, this traditional Irish public house has gained world renown for its natural, homely character, extensive menu, and, of course, the finest pint of Guinness in Kerry.
Step inside and be transported back in time, surrounded by stone-built walls, exposed stone work, stained glass windows, and wooden beams that create a cozy atmosphere. Traditional Irish dishes such as Bacon and Cabbage, Irish stew, and prime Irish steak are served alongside mouth-watering seafood options like Kerry mussels, sea bass, and fresh oysters. Finish off your meal with homemade pies, cakes, fresh fruit, and ice creams.
Murphy's Bar also offers 20 spacious, en-suite guest rooms with elevator access, ensuring a comfortable stay in the heart of Killarney. And don't miss the highly acclaimed Lord Kenmare's restaurant overhead, serving up delicious cuisine using local ingredients.
In addition to great food and accommodations, Murphy's Bar is also known for its sports and entertainment offerings. The owner, Seán, is the President of the Murphy's Golf Society, one of the most respected societies in Kerry. Each year, Murphy's hosts an exciting Darts Tournament, the largest of its kind in Munster. And if you're a fan of horse racing, be sure to catch the Killarney Races, which feature prominently in the sports calendar at Murphy's.
But perhaps the highlight of any visit to Murphy's Bar is the traditional music sessions that take place on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year. Starting at 9:30 pm, these lively sessions are a true celebration of Irish music and culture.
With its ideal location in the heart of Killarney town, Murphy's Bar is the perfect base from which to explore all that the area has to offer. From shopping and entertainment to sports activities and the stunning Killarney National Park, everything is within easy walking distance.
So why not make Murphy's Bar a must-visit destination on your next trip to Ireland? You won't be disappointed by the warm hospitality, delicious food, and authentic Irish experience that await you at this beloved establishment.