Kerry the Kingdom

Kerry the Kingdom

A recent hen weekend in Killarney reminded me of why I LOVE Kerry.  This is just a handful of the brilliant things we did.

Miss Courtney’s Tea Rooms

No. 8 College Street, Killarney

Proper loaded sandwiches

Fast becoming a Killarney institution Miss Courtney’s Tea Rooms are cute, quirky and full of cake. Service was slow but in true Kerry style they were very nice about it. Sandwiches were piled high and smothered in sauces and so refreshing to have a big home style pot of tea with no-questions-asked refills. A slab of flourless chocolate and brandy cake with a big dollop of whipped cream was the perfect beginning to what was a very decadent weekend.

Would definitely go back and try their afternoon tea next time I’m in Killarney as I was envious each time the delicate finger sandwiches drifted by floral printed plates and the waft of the crumbly chunky scones warming under the grill would be hard to resist.

Reading tea leaves. Mystic.

Just Cooking Kerry

Chef Mark. Very much in control.

Being a foodie know it all, I worried that this class booked for 11 hens would leave me starved of proper culinary guidance but I was so wrong. It was warm, engaging, and informative. The wine flowed (excellent choices Bernie!) and as we got rowdier the food seemed to get more plentiful.

Piping. Much hilarity.

The hen assisted with all of the dishes and despite her being a doppelgänger for Bridget Jones there was no blue soup served up just plenty of easy to replicate entertaining dishes and best of all NO WASHING UP!

Our chef Mark was charming and full of helpful advice and well able for 11 of us cackling at piping bags and waving our glasses looking for top ups. Highly recommended and I will definitely be booking one of their new foodie holidays too

Oh and our hotel was great too. Cheap, cheerful & charming. (The night porter John was another one of our best friends!)


  1. Thanks for your lovely review on us at just cooking!
    We had a great day with you all!!

  2. Dee says:

    We had so much fun!

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