John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland


Breathnach’s Steak & Ale House is a popular Kilkenny bar with a warm local welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. Breathnach’s is ideal for group nights out such as hen parties and birthday parties, sporting occasions or get togethers with friends. We provide regular live traditional Irish music and DJ’s. Upstairs Party Room available for large groups for parties and special occasions.


Food was delicious. Very relaxing atmosphere and Ahmed was an excellent waiter. Very friendly and helpful. Will certainly return.

Deirdre W Tallaght

We were in Kilkenny for the Kilkenomics event and hadn't tried this place. We had fish pie - delicious - and it came with a complementary dish of mussels, salad and chips. All exceptionally good and exceptionally well priced. We went back to their place next door the following day (the Bodega) and had shepherds pie and vegetarian curry and these were super too.

antijean, Glandore, Ireland

Good food, small town charm, great people My wife and I were stopping through Kilkenny and were looking for a nice little place to eat when we came upon Breathnachs. It seemed like its family ran and owned which was great. Everyone knew everyone in the place which was nice to see. We were recommended a few dishes that were more traditional Irish food which my wife and I requested and both of us were very pleased with the food and service! The lady assisting us at the bar was very nice and a delight to talk to! There were many big screen TVs in the place so if you needed to catch your local sports then this is a great place to visit especially when you are hungry for great food as well! I will definitely return on my next trip!

danimal9000 Elsie

Food @ Breathnach's

Breathnachs Bar & Restaurant strives to provide good quality food. We have become well known for our succulent steaks and tapas.

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Hen & Stag Parties

For the complete night out come to Breathnachs where you can Eat, Drink and Dance the night away. For great music, great food, great drinks and a great atmosphere, you’ll find it all at Breathnachs were we combine top quality with great value. A choice of  bars and heated beer gardens.

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Entertainment @ Breathnach's

Come and enjoy music at Breathnachs Bar Kilkenny. Enjoy our live music and regular DJ’s. Breathnachs – a Kilkenny experience to remember.

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