Syd Harkins Traditional Irish Bar

Syd Harkins Kilkenny is spacious, friendly family run pub in the heart of Kilkenny city, located beside the tourist office and just a stones throw from Kilkenny Castle. A traditional Irish pub split into two bars the lower bar still displays artefacts and products sold at a time when you could enjoy a pint while grocery shopping while the top bar maintains it traditional settings while incorporating a wide screen television. The building is steeped in history dating back hundreds of years with references in local records showing a grocery and bar in the building from 1833 but records date the building several hundred years prior to this wit the first mention of a Public House in 1648. Sport is always a popular topic in Syds with a particular fondness to the local game of Hurling with several pictures and reports from matches in bygone days adorning the walls. Sandwich’s and traditional home made vegetable soup is available daily with en-suite accommodation available on request. Relax unwind and watch the world go by from the half door looking out to the bustling Rose Inn Street. Syds is a must visit on your visit to Kilkenny!

Live Irish Folk Session Every Thursday Night and Most Sundays for the summer months

Opening Hours

Open daily from 12pm