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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.

The Heart of Kilkenny

Very nice atmosphere filled with good Irish traditions, located in the old town center so you are within walking distance to all the city’s sites and night life. City parking garage right around the corner was a big plus also. And I can’t leave out the nice people you might run across in the pub, along with the owner Gerry who will explain Irish football if you ask nicely. Gerry also serves up a great breakfast as well as a good pint. This is a B&B I will be staying at every time I visit Ireland.

Thanks for the great hospitality.

Bart & Susanne Edgell , Vine Grove, Kentucky
(via Tripadvisor)