Rafter Dempsey’s is based in the heart of Kilkenny city, 2 minutes walk from Kilkenny Castle. Combining old world charm with a modern elegance, this award winning bar offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Learn More »
Nights out in Kilkenny
The medieval city of Kilkenny has long deserved a reputation as being a weekend destination. Kilkenny comes alive as visitors and locals enjoy the city's vibrant cultural and entertainment life - be that music, dance or theatre. Rafter Dempsey's Entertainment »
Renowned for Good Food
Rafter Dempsey’s offers an exquisite array of modern cuisine from its a la carte menu, available from noon till evening, 7 days a week. As one of Kilkenny’s leading pubs, Rafter Dempsey's serves superb food in a friendly atmosphere. A great place to relax and nourish your appetite. View our Menu's »
With 16 en suite bedrooms, Rafter Dempsey’s offers quality accommodation, centrally located in the heart of Kilkenny. We have a blend of spacious double/twin rooms along with family and triple rooms. Accommodation in Kilkenny City »
Not as touristy as the other pubs in the city so we liked that. Had a nice chat with the manager / owner. We liked it so much we stopped off again for one on our way home- there was a great band playing too.
Mgaynor Dublin, Ireland
Hen & Stag Party Options
Rafter Dempsey's specialise in Hen and Stag parties. We do all the work and you have all the fun! We can tailor event packages to your needs and can accomodate up to 40 guests in our bedrooms.
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