Billy Byrnes is one of Kilkenny’s most famous public houses, more of a social club than a bar and a popular meeting place for locals young and old. Billy Byrnes Bar & Restaurant like to keep things relaxed and informal and as one of their guests, you will be automatically granted local status. Whether you are looking for some top quality live music, or just a quiet corner to read the paper you will find it at Billy Byrnes Bar & Restaurant.
Away from the bar tucked away upstairs, there are quiet, newly refurbished rooms all offering en suite, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and best of all your own secret stair case that leads straight back to one of the city’s most popular public houses.
Quite apart from the city’s attractions, Kilkenny is also a suitable base from which to explore Ireland’s Ancient East, situated in the middle of Ireland, with excellent roads, rail links, buses, walking trails and cycle paths leading in all directions. Quaint medieval villages like Inistigoe, Graignamanagh and Kells are within easy reach, and further afield, there are historic towns to explore like Cashel with its hill top monastery, Waterford’s Viking Quarter, and New Ross and the Dunbrody Famine Ship.
If you have a taste for adventure, you’ll find horse racing, championship golf, equestrian activities, unrivaled fishing, bracing mountain walks and miles of cycle paths, world class surfing beaches and canoeing on one of our three rivers, all within easy reach of Billy Byrnes Bar & Restaurant.