Live music is very popular in this city centre location every Saturday night with local bands playing great music from the 60’s right through to today’s chart’s. The ‘Rafter’ Dempsey’s pride themselves in catering for private parties and will organise everything required for any party, from D.J, live band, decorations and food including the cake … the Lot! Just book your party and let us do all the worrying for you.
We cater for all types of parties, from birthday celebrations to conferring and retirement parties, hens & stags, special occasions, office social events – whatever the occasion.
With extensive experience of catering, we can assure you that our dedicated team will make your occasion a perfect one. We have a private dining room with comfortable seating for up to 70 guests. This is ideal for private dining and corporate events as well as family occasions.
From finger food to fine dining, Rafter Dempsey’s has the experience and expertise to make your occasion one to remember. All group sizes are welcome.
We also have a bbq/beer garden which can be reserved for summer bbq’s and is perfect for office parties. We are specialists in outdoor catering events and from small gatherings at home to large marquee weddings and corporate events we have done them all
Chill out with a beer over a game of pool or darts at Rafter Dempseys. With our own dedicated area for pool and darts, this makes for a great venue. You can even keep an eye on the match with our wall screens!
As one of Kilkenny’s leading sports venues, Rafter Dempseys has it all for the sports addict. From all the Premiership matches to GAA and Rugby, Formula 1 and Golf, you can soak up the atmosphere with us while enjoying an ice cold beer or piping hot food. With so many screens we can show different sports at the same time. With our giant screens (don’t forget the surround sound!), sure it’s the next best thing to actually being at the match.
Perfect setup for a stag. I organised a group of 21 to stay here for a stag. Dealing with the manager, Josephine, was an absolute pleasure. The bar and accommodation were perfect for our needs. The rooms are fine, the staff were all friendly and the food (breakfast and dinner) were very good. The location was perfect and the price was really good. 100% spot on for our purposes.
Just back from a two night stay. What can I say we enjoyed ourselfs down to the ground. Celebrating my sister's hen party , the staff were great there was nothing they wouldn't do for us. The food was fantastic both breakfast and dinner was included, great selection on both days. Big thanks to Michael who kept us entertained with the cocktail class on Saturday evening...still feeling the effects from it. Not forgetting the night porter who must be the most patient man in ireland. Thanks again to Josephine for organising everything. Great place to stay for hen and stag parties.
I couldn't recommend Rafter 's enough! The location, the cocktails, accommodation, breakfast - but mostly the staff. They were so helpful, accommodating, thoughtful and welcoming before and during our visit.
Just back from a fantastic hen weekend! I have to say everyone in Rafter Dempseys were amazing! Looked after us all so well, very friendly & welcoming. Nothing was too much bother for them. Rooms are lovely with everything you need! Will definitely be back & would highly recommend!! Thanks again xxx
Excellent service from start to finish Gerry and Josephine are a pleasure to deal with the food was lovely and the beer reasonably priced. There staff go out of there way to make u feel welcome. Will definitely be going bk in the near future. Very good value for money
Couldn't fault this place. Just back from a hens there. Rooms spotless, food great, and cocktail glass with Donal was great laugh!! Couldn't fault the customer service in the place in particular Olive who went above and beyond while we were there, an asset to the team. Would definitely return and recommend 🙂 hopefully we'll see you soon.