Foleys Townhouse Guesthouse

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Welcome to Foleys Townhouse Killarney

  • Foleys, a well established guesthouse with one of Killarneys finest restaurants.
  • The reception desk manned by staff with an extensive local knowledge.
  • The sitting area in reception.
  • A bedroom for 3 guests.
  • All bedrooms are individually decorated to a high standard with en suite bathrooms.
  • All bedrooms have direct dial telephones, hospitality tray and hairdryers.
  • Central heating is standard throughout the guesthouse.
  • Bathrooms with a selection of fine toiletries.
  • The sitting room is quiet with a small library and tea and coffee facilities.
  • Just one of the many flower displays.

Our bedrooms are individually designed in keeping with the buildings history with all modern amenities including free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV's, lift, wheelchair access and private, secure, off-street car parking. Downstairs, our chef and owner, Carol, runs the award-winning, seafood & steak restaurant, boasting a long-established reputation for good food, using only the finest and freshest locally sourced produce. Also, on offer is an extensive list of over 300 wines from which to choose. We invite you to relax and enjoy a drink by the fire at our cosy bar. Foley's has the luxury of a Boutique Hotel but retains a private, intimate and quiet ambience. We are in the centre of Killarney town, close to all surrounding activities. We have a 5 Diamond AA rating
  • Discounts available for large groups.
  • Town Centre Location.
  • 4 Star Tourist Board Approved.
  • RAC & AA 5 Diamond Awards.
  • Private secure off street parking.
  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator - Wheelchair Access.
  • Safes available on request.
  • Jacuzzi Baths available in 12 rooms.
  • Restaurant and Bar.
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Room Rates


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30 May-31 AugRoom configurationSingle Room€90.00per nightper room
30 May-31 AugRoom configurationSuperior Double€140.00per nightper room
30 May-31 AugRoom configurationSuperior Twin €140.00per nightper room
30 May-31 AugRoom configurationTriple Room€195.00per nightper room
1 Sep-31 OctRoom configurationSingle Room€80.00per nightper room
1 Sep-31 OctRoom configurationSuperior Twin €120.00per nightper room
1 Sep-31 OctRoom configurationSuperior Double€120.00per nightper room
1 Sep-31 OctRoom configurationTriple Room€180.00per nightper room
Standard RateRoom configurationStandard Double€120.00per nightper room
Standard RateRoom configurationStandard Twin€120.00per nightper room
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Our Reviews

We could not fault anything about Foleys The food was extremely good The staff most helpful and friendly The rooms to our taste We will definitely go back next year S S S S S
Mr Timothy Leahy - Ireland (July, 2014)
I love the location and that the hotel is decorated in a traditional style, with splashed of modern thing. When I go to Ireland I want to stay in charming places and Foleys is very charming. S S S S S
Dale Carnegie - United States (October, 2013)
What a beautiful downtown guesthouse. Right in the heart of Killarney and within walking distance of all that the town offers. If we were not on a tight schedule, we would have stayed longer. The facility was beautiful with off street parking. The room was quiet, spacious, and comfortable. The whole staff was outstanding, friendly and always available. Our desk clerk, Moira, was our "personal" concierge as well as a professional who took her job seriously and made our stay extraordinary. We will return here on our next trip to Ireland. S S S S S
Dale Carnegie - United States (October, 2013)
We stayed at Foleys in Sept 2013. We found Foleys to be in an excellent location and most comfortable. The rooms were very spacious well equipped, and very clean. The staff was very accommodating, breakfast was excellent and we had a wonderful experience S S S S S
Burke - United States (September, 2013)
Everything was ok, but main grievance is that you have to leave the key at the reception desk. And every time I returned I had to wait or track down the receptionist who plays double duty in the restaurant. Also I room had been left unlocked by the house keeping. Overall my stay was fine, but next time in Kilarney I'll definitely be look at other accommodations. S S S S S
Jared Foley - United States (July, 2013)
Foley's was the perfect spot for a family weekend away. We were a family of 10 inc. 2 children. We had a street facing room which was surprisingly quiet. I woke to the sound of a small group of revellers chatting, and later to the sound of the refuse truck very efficient - I would have expected more noise being right above the main street. It was perfectly placed in the centre of town - half of our party was leaving early Saturday to do the Skellig Michael trip so very worth doing, but as that is very weather dependent and the other half of our party was not doing it - we needed a location that would entertain us in the event we couldn't go. We also wanted to put the cars away for the weekend. Parking was very convenient, and the guesthouse itself was very easy to find. A real treat on the night before the Skellig trip was to find a beautiful photography gallery a few doors down, with a huge picture of Skellig Michael that scared the bejasus out of us. We returned to this shop a few more times after the trip was done. Foley's is one of two restaurants in Killarney that is very highly rated. I didn't know this when I booked it. I ordered a birthday cake and the set menu for that Saturday night. This meal was fantastic. Every part of it was super. One in our party has very high standards when it comes to food, and even they were delighted with this. Thank God. Carol - the owner came and had a lovely chat with us. We all felt that we wanted her to sit and just be one of our party for the evening, a really lovely lady and so interesting. She obviously has a love for her business, and is very good at what she does. We will be back again. That is a given. I wouldn't bother trying to book with any other for any forthcoming trip to killarney. S S S S S
Elaine O'riordan - Ireland (July, 2013)
Family & Building History
Foleys Restaurant and Townhouse was originally built in 1795 as a couching inn and has hosted generations of tourists. In the late1800's, part of the building was occupied by the Royal Irish Constabulary and local Fenian rebels were jailed here during the 1867 rebellion.

Paddy Foley was born in 1915. Margaret Scollard was born in 1912.

Paddy and Margaret met in Killarney and married in St. Mary's Cathedral in 1942.

As a newly married couple, they rented No. 24 High Street and had three children, Nick, Seamus and Carol. In 1949 they decided to open a grocery shop and a small 20 seater restaurant with 7 guest bedrooms upstairs. Paddy grew his own vegetables in the back garden of the restaurant. These were sold in the grocery shop and used in the restaurant by Margaret.

In 1964 the family had to move from No. 24 High Street as their lease was expired. They bought No. 23 High Street (now Foleys Restaurant) and renovated the property. They created another grocery shop at the front, a restaurant to the rear and 17 bedrooms upstairs. Many happy years were had here with their family.

In 1967 Margaret died at a local hospital aged 54. Her daughter Carol was at boarding school when she received the call to return home. After this, Carol never returned to school. She helped her father Paddy run the business and did so for the next 13 years. During this time, Carol met Denis Hartnett and they married in 1973.

When Paddy died in 1980, the grocery shop closed and a bar was put in it's place. The guesthouse was temporarily closed while Carol and Denis raised their family of 6 children. During that time they also purchased No. 22 High Street, formally known as Glen House and renovated. In 1996, Denis and Carol bought No. 24 High Street, Carol's original home and again renovated, this is where the townhouse is currently located. Foley's is a listed building and its entire frontage is protected.

After many years in business, Foleys is still run by Carol, Denis and family. Carol, also head chef, has trained in the Michelin stared restaurant Le Moulin De Mougin in the South of France and worked as a chef for over 45 years. Denis, your host, has an extensive knowledge of wine and many years experience within the industry.

We look forward to welcoming you to Foley's!

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