Herlihy's Bar a Traditional Pub has always featured largely in the rural setting of Farranfore village. Now for those wishing to sample Irish pub life there is an opportunity to holiday in a traditional village pub. Yes! You will live quite literally in the pub.
Herlihys Bar ceased trading as a licensed premises in 2017. Since then them bar and ancillary areas have been re-commissioned as wheelchair friendly self catering accommodation. The bar counter is now home to a bespoke fitted kitchen, featuring all mod cons and the bar floor area has been transformed into living/dining space. This area contains up-cycled bar furniture to provide a quirky dining space.
The cosy living area features a fireplace, sofa bed, television, coffee tables, dresser etc. The entire pub is decorated with bar memorabilia collected by the three generations of female publicans. In contrast with the traditional bar ambience, the remainder of the unit is ultramodern and encompasses a double bedroom tastefully decorated in shades of grey, featuring a sleigh bed, mirrored dressing table, stool, lockers and slide robe. A patio door leads to the garden, terrace and car park. The bathroom is spacious, with its large wet room area. A utility houses a freezer, washing machine, microwave and sink.
Farranfore is village of approximately 200 inhabitants, in the heart of rural Kerry midway between the towns of Killarney and Tralee (a 10 minute drive in either direction) on the N22/23, making it an ideal base for a Kerry holiday. It is serviced by Kerry Airport, which is only 1.5km from Herlihys Bar. An excellent train and bus service operates hourly to, Killarney/Tralee (with connections to other Kerry towns), Cork/Limerick/Waterford/Dublin, to name but a few destinations (bus stop/train in the village). There is also a first rate local taxi service and car rental is available.