Kilshanny House is a perfect example of a fine traditional Irish pub. Inside the large pale blue panelled doors and limestone exterior of the two hundred year old public house you will find real locals enjoying pints of Guinness and the smell of home baking escaping from the small country kitchen.
Located a stones throw from the Wild Atlantic Way and a meandering fifteen minutes drive from the Cliffs of Moher it is the perfect stop for a home cooked meal or light lunch.
The wooden window seats are adorned with colourful cushions and the heat from the stove provides the warm welcome that so many journeying on the Wild Atlantic Way find hard to leave.
Mary and Aidans dedication to excellent food and their location on the edge of the Burren has led them to work with only local producers from their own region. Everything is either from their own garden or from five minutes up the road or over the road.
Their signature dish is known lovingly as Burren Bilini, derived from the Gaelic word bile meaning small meal, it borrows from the Spanish tradition of tapas or bite-sized tastes of the local area. It is served on a platter and is dictated by what is available locally and in season. The ingredients Mary uses are from both land and sea; including harvested wild Atlantic seaweed, locally smoked salmon, Burren beef and Kilshanny lamb. These are often enjoyed with a glass of wine from their carefully chosen organic wine selection that comes from small family run vineyards in Italy and France.
Burren Bilini is only one of the delicious food offerings at Kilshanny House; Aidans shepherds pie and Irish stew are made using local lamb from the green vales of Kilshanny, but be sure to leave room for one of Marys home baked sweet treats and a cappuccino!
Mary and Aidan have a serious passion for culture and all things local. Kilshanny House is a catalyst where words and music flow.