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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
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
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
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).
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
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