Food, Shopping and Much More
Killarney Town Centre
Killarney is a small place (only around 15,000 people live here year-round) but the town comes alive during the warmer months and thrives on tourism.
Our ‘little’ town is as popular with locals and visitors with shopping, bars, restaurants and attractions to suit every taste. Surrounded by rolling green hills, beautiful lakes and a fascinating cultural heritage to rival any large city, a trip into town is a must-do on your travels to Killarney.
Shopping in Killarney Town
Shop till you drop
Shopping in Killarney is different from any other town in Ireland. There is an emphasis on local, independent and unique shopping and a sprinkle of high street; there is something to suit all tastes. Shops in Killarney range from leading labels and top brands to bespoke jewellers and handmade goods.
We also have the Killarney Outlet Centre, with discounted goods and great bargains to be found. You’ll find everything you need from instruments and hiking gear to Aran jumpers and perfect gift ideas.
Dine in Killarney
Discover Fresh Food
While Cahernane provides excellent fine dining and casual dining options, you may wish to explore the town to see what other culinary delights await you. Whatever you’re craving, Killarney Town Centre has it – from fresh fish and traditional Irish foods to a more exotic Indian or Italian meal.
Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House
A traditional restaurant decorated with antique lamps, stained glass and artworks, Bricín serves some of the best Boxty this side of the Atlantic. It’s a spot to enjoy the best of Irish dishes, from fresh seafood chowder to fresh Irish Lamb.
Not to be missed
If you love seafood, Quinlan’s is perfect for you. You are guaranteed the freshest fish as they have daily deliveries from Kerry Fish that go straight from sea to fork in hours. They serve seafood with a range of daily specials based on season and the fisherman’s catch of the day
Fans of fantasy should make time to visit one of our most unique bars, The Shire. This Lord of the Rings themed pubs offers a drink selection to rival The Prancing Pony and a food menu to satisfy even the hungriest hobbit. And before you ask, yes, the beer does come in pints!
Killarney Ice Cream Shop
The best time for ice cream is always
Made with local milk and other fresh ingredients, it’s hard to find a fresher, more delicious dessert in Killarney Town. They also serve sorbets and frozen yoghurts in an impressive 37 flavours, washed down by a milkshake or a delicious hot chocolate.
Best pubs in Killarney
Enjoy a nightcap
It wouldn’t be a very successful trip to the Kingdom without a couple of pints in an Irish pub. Killarney has many great pubs offering live music, drinks and dancing, both modern and traditional.
For a great night out try John M Reidy’s or The Grand . For something less nightlife and more unique, experience traditional set dancing with the locals in nearby Kit Flaherty’s Pub on Monday nights.
While here, make sure to enjoy a few pints of local beer from the Killarney Brewing Company who also offer a brewery tour. Don’t forget to enjoy a nightcap in Cahernanes Cellar Bar and give our signature cocktail ‘The Herbert’ a go.
Jaunting Cars in Killarney
Not to be missed
Popular with tourists, and a great way to see the sights of Killarney, Jaunting Cars are another unique feature of Killarney Town Centre. These horse-drawn carriages are ridden by local drivers who often have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the county accompanied by a typical, Irish sense of humour.
Ask at reception and we can arrive a driver for you, or just pick one up in town. You can arrange a tour of the town or ask them to arrange a tour of wider Killarney including parts of the National Park.
Killarney Brewing Company
Great tasting beer
One of Ireland’s most exciting new independent craft breweries and tap rooms. Their unique layout and design oozes warmth with a meshing of old world charm and new world ambience. Additionally all their beers are named after local myths and legends, evoking emotions of all things Killarney.
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