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The Mills Inn


  • Lively local trade in bar
  • Village location with peaceful country walks


  • 15-minute drive to Killarney
  • On busy main road (but quiet at night)

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

If you wince at tour-bus crowds, consider heading to the Irish-speaking village of Ballyvourney, where this historic coaching inn beside the rapid-flowing River Sullane has old castle ruins, a stable yard, and gardens on its grounds. The bar, established in 1755, is popular with Irish-speaking locals and has top-class traditional Irish music from Thursday to Sunday nights. Rooms are well insulated from bar and traffic noise and have mahogany four-poster beds (which take up almost the whole floor). The restaurant and bar serve generous portions of local meat and seafood—it's quieter in the restaurant, with a fancier menu, but you may need to reserve. Typical daily specials include Dingle Bay scampi or twice-cooked pork belly on braised red cabbage.

Hotel Information


N22, Ballyvourney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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Hotel Details:

  • 14 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 08/11/2015

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