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The Bar

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 »

B&B Accommodation

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 »