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Courtney's Bar

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Address: 24 Plunkett Street, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 64 663 2689

Courtneys is one of the oldest and most popular bars in Killarney,...

Courtneys is one of the oldest and most popular bars in Killarney, operating since 1891. Traditional, Old World specialising in music,craft beer and Irish Whiskey.

"Wet House" only (i.E. No food) and generally television free barring major sporting events.

Whiskey Tastings arranged by prior request.

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Historic Irish Pub

Perfect place to warm up with a pint near the fire. Courtney's has a huge selection of beers and ciders - definitely something for everyone.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathleen M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect place to warm up with a pint near the fire. Courtney's has a huge selection of beers and ciders - definitely something for everyone.

Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were sick of Irish stouts and stumbled on this place with a great selection of local microbrew. Great atmosphere with a fireplace, highly recommend. No food.

Thank Michael E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I lived in Killarney, this would be my pub -- small, rustic, great beer selection. I'd be a regular if I could

Thank Dave E
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Courtney's was my favourite pub in Killarney!! It was a real old Irish pub & super cosy. If you can nab a table by the fire it's just lovely. They have a great selection of beers and whiskey.

Thank Eavan M
Norman, OK
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is fairly small tavern, but with one of the better local beer selections in town. The interior decor is very old-world, with a small fireplace burning bog turf as fuel, and it is easy to envision the place as very much unchanged over the past couple of hundred years. I liked it very much.

Thank pathfinndr
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

While staying in Killarney over weekend found this absolute gem of a bar.Very old and cosy bar and fantastic place to have a drink great bar staff,and famous for the whiskey they sell.Try this place it wont disappoint and you wont want to leave.If i lived in Killarney this would be my local bar.If you visit on a cold cold... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was by far my favourite pub that we visited in Killarney (and there are plenty of pubs there, and many good ones). There is a good selection of beers (my favourite was the Franciscan Well Rebel) and good traditional live music on most nights - get there early if you want a seat where you can actually see the... More 

Thank teffers
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Watched the Dublin v Kerry match here! Great atmosphere. This bar is lively with a great buzz in the evenings. Great selection of whiskeys at great prices. Lovely ambiance and great decor. Very irish. Good mix between locals and tourists. Great staff.

Thank Hannah R
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, I love an Irish ballad like the best of them but only so many times I can hear Danny Boy. Not the case here in. Thursday night. Greats music and a good whisky and beer list. Speaker pointing into the main room though was just a tad too loud as it distorted the great music

Thank Erin L
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A great bar in the centre of town to drop in for a beer. Not too touristy when we were there (as tourists) and very easy to get chatting with the clientèle. We shared a few Guinness with a guy running a motorcycle touring business in town who we will definitely be in touch with again. Friendly and welcoming place.

Thank Martin R

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