Sol y Sombra Interior


200+ Year Old Church – Original Stained Glass Windows – Vibrant Tapas Restaurant

Sol y Sombra (meaning Sun and Shade) came about when we set out to find a fitting use for the wonderful old church in the heart of Killorglin. St James was originally built in 1816, many of its original features such as the stained glass windows and brick archways remain. In 2006 after nearly two years of renovations St James was transformed into Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant. Having visited many bars, restaurants, markets and wineries in many parts of Spain we discovered the diversity of regional tapas and variety of different wine styles both modern and traditional. Most of all we fell in love with the concept of the local tapas bar – and so Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant was born.

Sol y Sombra Interior

Local Activities

Reeks District – Ring of Kerry – Wild Atlantic Way

Killorglin is a bustling town in the heart of Reeks District in County Kerry. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way touring route it  is the perfect location for exploring both the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula.

The town offers a great selection of traditional Irish pubs and restaurants and a myriad of activities to keep you busy during your stay.  Whether its hiking in the MacGillycuddy Reeks, a leisurely walk along the Atlantic Coast; Sea, River or Lake Angling,  Golfing, Cycling, Canoeing and Outdoor Pursuits Killorglin has it all. In need of some inspiration?

Check out the Reeks District Website for lots of local Activities.

Sol y Sombra Interior


Michelin Guide – Restaurant Association of Ireland – Yes Chef 

RAI Best Wine Experience 2015-2019 & Best Chef in Kerry 2019 

We are thrilled to have won the best wine experience in Kerry for the 5th consecutive year! Our head Chef Gorka Arrieta was also named Best Chef in Kerry!

Yes Chef’s Best World Food Award 2019

We were delighted to be recognised for our authentic passion and commitment to our Spanish food offering for the 3rd year in a row.

Michelin Guide

We also have been mentioned in the Michelin guide in 2018, 2019 & 2020.