visiting the festival

Instead of reproducing invaluable work, we’ll direct you to the replete OFFICIAL KILLARNEY WEBSITE

It’s full to brimming with all the wonderful things you can do whilst on a festival visit. No-one will tell if you miss an odd screening to take in some of the singular vistas that Killarney is known for. We say that. But we will judge you…harshly!


However,  as well as devouring film, we’ve keen appetites for other tasty morsels to be found in and about Killarney.  We also have some accommodation advice. Keep scrolling for some recommendations.


See below for B&Bs & Hostel information also

posh nosh

Proper coffee, like.

Toothsome Fayre w/ Pint

Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder – An inviting combination of exciting food and beverages. 
Hannigans Bar and Restaurant – This gem is directly opposite cinema. Known for its incredible service.
Scotts – Good bar food, good company and a great pint. 
JM Reidy’s  – Food only till 6 pm but plenty of liquid food to be had thereafter…
Fáilte Bar and Restaurant – Quality pub grub and atmosphere to match. 
Killarney Brewing Company – Delicious, hand-crafted Killarney brews and wood-fired oven-baked pizza.
Kaynes Bar & Brasserie – offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere; a popular choice for locals.


  • The Curious Cat – A popular cafe with great vegetarian options.
  • Milanos – The well-known pizza chain is a stone’s throw from KIFF venues and always reliable.
  • Khao Asian Street Food  – Who doesn’t love a good Thai dish with an ice cold beer?
  • Kayne’s Bar & Bistro – offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere; a popular choice for locals.
  • Eleven77 Food Bus – an exciting take-out menu from an innovative team.

quality PUBS

JM Reidy’s  – Basically we love this place, for eating and drinking, morning, noon and night. 
Courtneys – One of the oldest and most celebrated pubs in Killarney. Beautiful wooden interiors. 
The Laurels Pub – Beloved Killarney pub, owned by the O’ Leary family for over a century!
Murphy’s Bar – Great Guiness and you’re likely to find a session. 


late nights

JM Reidy’s  – Yes, we know. We may have mentioned this lot before but it really is a quality stopping place.
Social 15  – Killarney’s newest nightlife venue.
Killarney Grand – Live music 7 nights a week, kicking off at 9pm with trad music sessions.
The Liquid Lounge  – Aimed at the over 30s, with resident pianist and comfy seats.
Fáilte – A session or two has taken place here over the years… 
Dunloe & Tatler Jack’s – Local musicians play every weekend. 

b & B

Slieve Bloom Manor – Highly-acclaimed, family-run, eco B & B
Ardree House B&B – Superbly situated, close to all that Killarney has to offer, including KIFF venues.
The Gardens – This unassuming B & B is very central but nestled away in its own secluded gardens.
Killarney Lodge  – Superb location, exceptional service and charming ambience, not to mention the finest home baking!
Cherry Tree Guesthouse – Cherry Tree Accommodation is a room-only accommodation, located on Killarney’s golden mile.
Countess House – Superb location and very near to the KIFF venues.

air b n b

Priory Glamping Pod – This is an en-suite pod for two, set in a  leafy backdrop but very near KIFF venues.
Charming Terrace House – This 3-bed is an absolute delight. It would suit a family or gang of pals.
Townhouse in the Heart of Killarney – Another cracker for a group, full of character in an ideal location.
Town-centre apartment – Highly rated and deservedly so. This is a newly renovated one bedroom gem.


The Black Sheep Hostel  – a multi-award-winning eco-hostel in a recently renovated, 19th century townhouse.