About us

Welcome to Raftery’s Rest Public House and Restaurant.


“I am Raftery the poet,
full of hope and love
Having eyes without light,
lonely I rove.
Going on my journeying

by my heart’s light
Weary and tired
of unending night.
Take a look at me now

with my back to a wall
Singing and playing
for nothing at all.”

Whether its a quite pint of the black stuff, a family dinner or the rythm of some blue grass music – at Raftery’s Rest Kilcolgan you won’t be disappointed.
A full and varied food menu, cooked fresh to your preference. A welcoming and cosy atmosphere where quality and value for money is a given.
Raftery’s Rest boasts a beautifully decorated function room with seating for 85 people. A cosy snug which seats 18 people, A pool room and outside decking area.

Food is served all day every day from 9am to 10pm. Live music sessions every Friday and Saturday night and Sunday evenings.
We catered for all your private functions – taking care of the food, venue and music – you just have to enjoy the night!

Raftery’s Rest is named after the famous Irish Poet “Anthony Raftery”
Ă“ RaifteirĂ­ died at the house of Diarmuid Cloonan of Killeeneen, near Craughwell, County Galway, and was buried in nearby Killeeneen Cemetery. In 1900, Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and W.B. Yeats erected a memorial stone over his grave, bearing the inscription “RAFTERY”.