Join us for our locally sourced, tasty, home made fare in our cosy, welcoming atmosphere from Spring to Autumn.
In the winter months we are not open for meals, but there is always freshly ground coffee, a pot of freshly brewed tea, a selection of herbal teas, hot chocolate and a home baked sweet treat for you to enjoy.
We facilitate group bookings and all family celebrations! Just give Mary a ring to discuss your requirements on 065 707 1660
During these winter months the bar is open every day from about 2p.m. We close on Wednesdays when we take a break!
Our Signiture Dish…Burren Béilíní
Usually served as part of our special events
What is Burren Béilíní?
Béi-lín-í (bale-een-ee): n; pl: snack or little meal of Irish origin, derived from Gaelic noun béile meaning ‘meal’.
At Kilshanny we are Wild, Local, Seasonable and Sustainable! Our Burren Béilíní borrows from the Spanish tapas serving bite-sized tastes of the local area. What we serve in our Béilíní is dictated by what is available locally and what is in season. The Béilíní is a tangible representation of the culture, farming and culinary history of our particular region, of its terroir* creating a sense of place.
Some of the ingredients Mary uses in making the Burren Béilíní are Birgittas’ Burren smoked salmon, Siobhán’s award winning St. Tola Goat’s Cheese, Burren Gold award winning dairy cheeses made at the Ailwee Caves, Colm’s organic greens from Galway Bay, Wild Irish Sea Veg, local farmer’s Burren beef, Donals’ Gleninagh lamb, Deborah’s preserves from her Clareville House Kitchen Garden, organic eggs, hedgerow berries, hazelnuts, wild garlic and herbs from our own herb garden. All will be served with a homely warm welcome and a smile!
*“Terroir is the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with the plant’s genetics, express in agricultural products such as wine, coffee, tea and chocolate. Terroir can be loosely translated as a “sense of place”, which is embodied in certain characteristic qualities, the sum of the effects that the local environment has had on the production of the food or drink product.”
Burren Food Events
The Burren Food Trail is more than a listing of quality food establishments in the area – it aims to uncover for you the path that your food takes from field to plate. You can decide for yourself how to follow the trail – stop at every point or else dip in and out along the way, according to your taste, interest and location.
The Burren Food Trail has been named the Irish winner of this year’s “European Destination of Excellence – Tourism and Local Gastronomy” (EDEN) award for developing a tourism offering based on their local gastronomy that balances sustaining the local environment with the promotion of viable tourism
We read the excellent reviews and as we were visiting the region, we decided to check it out and we weren’t disappointed! The food was delicious (Aidan’s bread is just amazing), Mary’s dessert was heavenly, and we appreciated the fact that they used local, organic products, with an Irish touch to it. The staff was very friendly, too, great people who most certainly love what they do! I would recommend this place without a doubt.RomanticBohemian France