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Sol y Sombra is housed in the Old St James Church, originally built in 1816 in the heart of the historic town of Killorglin, just 20 minutes from the bustling centre of Killarney. Sol y Sombra maintains many of the original features from St James Church including the spectacular stained glass windows. The main naíve of the restaurant features original brick arches, pillars and church pews which have all been incorporated into a chic tapas restaurant and wine bar. Upstairs you will find the intimate mezzanine level which seats up to 25 people, the mezzanine abuts the Old Bell Tower. To the rear of the venue you will find the garden terrace, adorned with hanging baskets and beautiful flower beds. Sol y Sombra is truly a unique space that combines the old and the new, both contemporary and historic and is definitely one of a kind.
Sol y Sombra is a versatile space available for gala dinner receptions and informal celebrations.
The venue boasts a full bar offering a range of cocktails, Irish whiskey, craft spirits and an award winning wine list. The atmospheric venue lends itself to wine tastings, live music performances and offsite meetings.
We are proud recipients of the Restaurant Association of Ireland Best Wine Experience in Kerry from 2015-2019 as well as best Chef in Kerry in 2019. We have also been recognized in the Michelin Guide in 2018, 2019 & 2020.