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

Constructed in 1816 as St. James Church and opened in 2006 as a modern tapas bar and restaurant, Sol y Sombra offers the best of both worlds — on the one hand: a 200-year-old church, with tables alit through its original stained glass windows and steeped in history, and on the other: a fully renovated nighttime locale for people to connect, share, savor and sip. Or to marry and to be merry.

Owner Cliodhna Foley’s interest in food and wine dates back to the early nineties, when she travelled to France and Spain regularly with her father, Nick, to source wines for the family restaurant.


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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.

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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.