Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant

Welcome to Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant in the heart of  Dublin

Weekly Specials

Craft Beer of the week!

Whiskey of the week!

Cocktails of the week!

Gin of the week!

Ask at the bar for details

New to our growing whiskey list ...
Teelings 24yr Old


One of the best known pubs in Dublin for traditional Irish music. We are in on of the oldest parts of Dublin city and one of the most enduring legends surrounding Dublin has to be that of the woman - Darkey Kelly.

For generations Darkey Kelly was known in Dublin's folk memory as the woman who was burned at the stake for witchcraft but new evidence uncovered suggests that although she was innocent of witchcraft she still had a dark side to her character. The discovery of bodies under the floorboards of the brothel she ran in 1761 suggests she may have been Ireland's first serial killer!
Fishamble Street is one of the oldest streets in the city also. Handel's Messiah was first performed here in 1742 and every year on the 13th of April the Messiah is performed free of charge to a public audience.
The street here was known as the official fish market for Dublin until the end of the 17th century when the city markets were moved to the north bank of the River Liffey. From 1680, the General Post Office was located here and remained for 30 years. We are passionate here in Darkey Kelly's about Irish music and culture, with live performances every day of the week. All of our musicians are from the local area and they represent a tradition which has been passed on from generation to generation.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Darkey Kelly's and if you want to know any further details about the local area just ask one of our staff.

What's new at Darkey's

open traditional Irish music session with Greg and the gang ... 6pm

sit down acoustic session, all musicians welcome to join in ... from 3pm to 6.30pm
live entertainment at Darkeys

Check out our pub spy review from Sunday March 23rd 2014






At Darkey Kelly's we have live entertainment 7 nights of the week. We have live music and open sessions, free BBQ and lots more ...

The Bar


Craft beer is taking the world by storm at present and here in Darkey Kellys we have a great selection fo locally produced ales and beers on tap.

Our Menumenugirl

Darkey Kelly's Bar Food from Copper Alley Bistro
Food served 12.00 - 9.45 pm


A few pictures from Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant ...