O’Donnabhains Gasto Bar & Guesthouse Accommodation


Bed & Breakfast

Our contemporary, bright and spacious rooms are designed with the comfort of our guests in mind. Being a family owned and operated business, our service is more informal and friendly than that of a hotel.

Either my wife Vanessa or I are always available during breakfast to advise guests on where to go and what to do for their day.

Modern guesthouse accommodation


Food & Drink

Traditionally bars/pubs such as ours only offered a basic sandwich. Now we offer a wide variety of simple but tasty dishes at reasonable prices. Our gastro pub is perfect for the guest who wants good food in a casual dining environment.



The original building that remains as O’Donnabhain’s Pub is one of the founding buildings in the town, created in 1775. Careful refurbishment of the building leading up to 1995 included stripping back the plaster work to revel the native stone used by the 18th century stonemasons during construction. Major expansion of the bar took place in 2000 to modernise the building and to accommodate for guest rooms and a restaurant area.

O Donnabhians Bar kenmare

O’Donnabhains Bar, Restaurant and Guesthouse provides a memorable and quality experience for food, drink and accommodation located in what is the hidden gem of Ireland, Kenmare.


If you are only in the area for a few days, it might be a better alternative to stay in our purpose built Guest Accommodation in town. You can book online, and enjoy a short break in Kenmare. special-offers.php
O’Donnabhains Gastro Bar with its open fire, exposed ceilings and wooden finish provides a fabulous contemporary setting with all the character of yesteryear Ireland. The combination of fine food and drink with warm and inviting hospitality has made it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Drop in, meet the locals, make some new friends and soak up some of the great atmosphere. Whether you are snuggling up in one of our seating alcoves of having a drink at our long bar you’ll be sure to enjoy your visit.

Traditional pub with B&B accommodation

As a well as being a Traditional Pub we are a Restaurant with a sheltered Beer Garden able to provide dining for everyone from couples up to large groups (max. 110 people). Whether it’s a pre/post wedding party, family get together or just time out from the days excursions my wife Vanessa, who heads up the kitchen, and I will take great pleasure in hosting you. As we say ‘God made food for everyone’.

Thanks to a major expansion project O’Donnabahins can offer guest accommodation in anyone of ten modern designed rooms. All rooms are spacious and have been completed with the comfort of the traveller in mind including Private En suite, TV, Phone and Hair Dryer. While we’re excellently situated right in the heart of Kenmare our rooms are located away from the street and bar area to ensure that you have an uninterrupted and very pleasant nights rest. We provide full guest facilities; breakfast room and guest lounge with Wi-Fi and off street parking available. Our accommodation provides excellent value for money and has been rated a 3 Star Guesthouse by the Irish Tourist Board.

You are most welcomed to come and experience the fine Irish hospitality that my family and I have been proudly serving to visitors, holiday makers and locals alike for three generations. We very much look forward to meeting you.

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