Proof positive that Irish hospitality lives on in force, Darkey Kelly’s has an atmosphere which ticks all the boxes insofar as good hostmanship is concerned. This lovely flag decorated pub has great ale on tap, scrumptious local whisky impressing patrons by the bottle full, and a regular roster of entertainments musical and raucous to keep the place at its liveliest. Stalwart in clinging to traditions, the music is old Irish folk with fiddles, accordions and vocals occupying a corner, with the crowd seldom unimpressed by the talent displayed.
Darkey Kelly’s is named for a suspected witch and serial killer tried and burned centuries ago in Dublin; the grisly story of whom the bartenders will gladly relay. Despite its namesake, the pub is up there with the genuinely warm and welcoming you’ll find. Situated at the popular Harding Hotel, many guests staying in the accommodation are made to feel right at home by the meals offered, which range from all day breakfasts to wholesome pub fare in perfect accompaniment to the delicious, well-stored cask ales on tap.
|Darkey Kelly’s, Harding Hotel, Fishamble Street, Dublin 8, D08 PD8W, Ireland.
|+353 1 679 6500
See also: Harding Hotel