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The Rafter Dempsey's award winning 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. Rafter Dempsey’s offers great food with an extensive menu available 7 days a week.

Boasting 16 ensuite bedrooms and a rooftop beer garden it can accommodate all your needs in Kilkenny.

Live music is available on weekends and all major sporting occasions are shown on our 3 giant screens. Rafter Dempsey’s is renowned as a sports venue and is complimented by a pool table and darts board.

All in all, a superbly located Kilkenny pub, well worth a visit.

“Great place to stay !”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 9 October 2013 NEW via mobile
We stayed in rafter dempseys for two nights In June . There was four of us staying in one room, the room was spacious and clean. It's very near the centre of Kilkenny, about a two/three minute walk. The staff are excellent , we had great fun in the pub on the Saturday night there was a good band playing and a great atmosphere. The two bar men are a credit to the bar . The manager we were dealing with was also a lovely man and if I was to go back to Kilkenny I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2013 

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