Top things to do in Killarney

Top Choice Bar in Killarney

Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder

Of the thousand-plus whiskeys stocked at this stunning contemporary bar, over 500 are Irish, including 1945 Willie Napier from County Offaly and 12-year-old Writers' Tears from County Carlow. One-hour tasting sessio…
Top Choice Gastropub in Killarney

Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder

This buzzing gastropub serves some of the tastiest food in town, with menu highlights ranging from cheese and charcuterie platters and aged fillet steaks to brioche sliders (with a range of fillings) and steamed Gle…
Top Choice International in Killarney

Murphy Brownes

Elegant and candlelit, but pleasantly informal, this place is ideal for a relaxing dinner. Service is smiling and attentive without being overbearing, and the crowd-pleasing menu is a mix of Irish and international …
Top Choice Pub in Killarney

O'Connor's

Live music plays every night at this tiny traditional pub with leaded-glass doors, one of Killarney's most popular haunts. There are more tables upstairs, and in warmer weather the crowds spill out onto the adjacent…
Cafe in Killarney

Curious Cat Café

Tucked away on New Market Lane, with cable-drum tables out the front, this quirky little cafe serves a varied menu that ranges from breakfast smoothies with banana-chocolate bread, to sweet and savoury pancakes, to …
Irish in Killarney

Treyvaud's

Mustard-fronted Treyvaud’s has a strong reputation for subtle dishes that merge trad Irish with European influences. The seafood chowder – a velvet stew of mussels, prawns and Irish salmon – makes a filling lunch; d…
Irish in Killarney

Brícín

Decorated with fittings from a convent, an orphanage and a school, this Celtic-themed restaurant doubles as the de facto town museum, with Jonathan Fisher's 18th-century views of the national park taking pride of pl…
Pub in Killarney

Courtney's

Inconspicuous on the outside, this cavernous 19th-century pub bursts at the seams with regular Irish music sessions (nightly in summer). Rock, blues, reggae and indie bands perform year-round on Fridays, with DJs ta…
Irish in Killarney

Lake Room Restaurant

At this panoramic lake-view restaurant in the Aghadoe Heights Hotel, adults have gourmet options such as turbot with langoustine and courgette velouté, while kids get their own menus (with dishes such as Marge Simps…
Asian in Killarney

Khao

Fiery spices waft from this cosy spot, which sizzles up authentic stir-fries and wok-fried noodles along with rich curries, rice dishes and noodle soups. All of its produce is organic, and vegetarian choices abound.…