Often hosting live music, DJ nights and sing-a-longs, The Kerryman is most definitely all about the craic.
Set fairly and squarely within the Irish Triangle, The Kerryman is a hub for entertainment in the area. It's painted a regulation green on the outside (part of the deal with Irish pubs) while inside the tones range from mustard coloured walls to shiny green leather banquettes.
The all-wood panelled bar, with a wooden bar rail, is on your right and there’s plenty of seating space at the front and standing room at the back. You’ve got standard light and dark wooden chairs to sit on, as well as low leather couches and deep armchairs.
There’s a white ceiling and old black and white photos on the walls, alongside Guinness mirrors and a nice old tiled fireplace too. Beyond the bar is a stage and the DJ booth. Known as a bit of an entertainment venue, you get DJs here on a Friday and Saturday entertaining the crowds until 4am. And in the week there are often shows too. There are also seven rooms available in the B'n'B upstairs.
You get lots of old creased raincoats, cloth caps and regulars’ faces etched with the lines of experience in the daytime. In the evening it gets a bit more jolly, especially when there’s live music and the old songs get blasted out.
There’s Guinness, Guinness Extra Cold and Guinness Red on tap alongside Carling, Strongbow and Stella. In bottles there’s Budweiser, Magners, Holsten Pils, Beck’s and Newcastle, as well as alcopops. The whiskeys include Jameson’s, Bushmills and Paddy. There’s no food.
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A great place to come for an old time knees-up, this place has seen some memorable parties in its time. And if it all gets too much, well, you can always book a room here.