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The Kilkenny magic we were looking for

I called in to this place on my own (a woman) initially while waiting for said man . I chose it as... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Donna E
via mobile
Authentic Bar

An old-fashioned and authentic pub with a friendly larger-than-life owner and lots of locals and... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Frederick W
Boston, Massachusetts
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“irish bar”(3 reviews)
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“larkin”(2 reviews)
25 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2134
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place was empty, it was terrible, we were told to move on before we even sat down or ordered. my colleagues and I shall.not be returning. It will stay empty with this attitude. Disgraceful.

Thank Noel H
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I called in to this place on my own (a woman) initially while waiting for said man . I chose it as it's light, welcoming and wasn't full of men all taking up the bar. We stayed here for a few hours and very much...More

2  Thank Donna E
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night and weren’t very impressed. The host was really lovely and friendly and the pub itself was nice however our room was very basic and there was a lot of issues with the room itself. Everything in the room was...More

1  Thank Helen U
Reviewed May 11, 2018

It is for the atmosphere that you go to Harkins. The hurling photos on the wall are a good talking point and the occasional gig would be better if the people down the front would shut up talking. It was €11.40 for a Gunpowder Gin...More

Thank catblack1798
Reviewed March 25, 2018

An old-fashioned and authentic pub with a friendly larger-than-life owner and lots of locals and visitors sharing stories over a drink or two. There are rooms for rent upstairs, clean and basic, and very reasonable. (We had booked thru AirBNB).

Thank Frederick W
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

I visited Syd Harkins' pub with friends for St. Patrick's weekend, 2018. There were 8 of us in total, with four rooms between us. The staff at Syd's couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. It's the perfect location, right in the centre of Kilkenny...More

Thank JennyM2829
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Pur first stop after getti g off the plane. Had a great bowl of him are soup and brown bread. Lunch menu had great offering if sandwiches.

1  Thank Chuck C
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Called in while walking around Kilkenny a nice little bar it was pleasant to sit at the bar with a pint listening to the locals discussing their day

Thank Volpetervo
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Great to find a busy bar without too much loud deafening music, that welcome families. It isn't the most modern pub in the world, but you are in medieval Kilkenny. They however do charge modern prices, but it is worth it for a good pint,...More

Thank Conribution
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

This pub needs to realise it's in Kilkenny and not Dublin,charging €5.20 for a pint of Heineken is absolutely ridiculous,no wonder the pub was almost empty on a busy Friday night in the city,avoid if you want a drink at a reasonable price!

Thank Brendan D
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