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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.

 Wonderful Staff!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kilkenny was one of my favorite stops on our 10 day journey around Ireland and The Rafter Dempseys contributed to our experience! We only stayed one night but it was great! We wondered in last minute and were immediately given a room. Breakfast was personal and delicious and location was perfect! Right in the middle of the AMAZING village. Everyone was friendly and attentive, couldnt have asked for more!


Kim G Chicago, Illinois
Via tripadvisor