Miss Margaret Courtney, my great-aunt originally opened her business here in 1909 and it has been run by four generations of ladies in my family. I reopened in summer 2008 as Miss Courtney's Tearooms.

We are an independent tearooms specializing in afternoon tea fare, light lunches and breakfasts. We endeavour to capture the feeling of nostalgia associated with 'taking tea'. Expect old fashioned tablecloths, antique chinaware and glistening chandeliers........ ....take some time to 'take some tea' with us.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Miss Courtney's Tearooms is delighted to be featured in a beautiful article by Jane Pettigrew, in an American publication called Tea Time.  This issue cover a full feature on Teatime in Ireland. we are delighted to be included and for the lovely review.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Book Club Killarney

Independent Book Club will start in the tearooms on Wednesday 6th of July at 7pm. Ist book: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. All welcome.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Ryan Tubridy to broadcast from Miss Courtney's Tearooms Killarney April 5th

Mr Ryan Tubridy has delightfully decided to do an outside broadcast of his 2FM morning show from Miss Courtney's Tearooms. We are delighted to welcome Ryan and his team for their morning broadcast and we look forward to looking after them. Dates  are set for April 5th, Ryan will be broadcasting live between 9 and 11 am and fans are welcome to come and see him in action.

Ryan encapsulates the charm and sophistication of another era and  is a gentleman who is much admired for his championing of old fashioned pursuits. Like us he enjoys letter writing, music, film and reading. Broadcaster, Late Late show host, author and general nice guy.

Tea with Tubridy! - can't wait.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


Sandra Dunlea of Miss Courtney's Tearooms is delighted to announce that she will be in Brown Thomas Dublin September 18th and 19th sharing her secrets on creating the perfect afternoon tea at home. To celebrate the opening of its stunning new boutique in Brown Thomas Dublin, Waterford Wedgwood is hosting ‘How To Do Fabulous’ entertaining at home with well known culinary experts on weekends throughout the month of September.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Lucinda O'Sullivan writes...

How a pot of tea leaves the skinny lattes cold !

The tradition of afternoon tea is one to be enjoyed at any time of the day,
In Killarney Miss Courtney's Tearooms was set up by Sandra Dunlea in a premises which has been in the female family line for four generations. It is awash with gorgeous china tea sets, teapots, and traditional tiered stands, glistening under pretty chandeliers. Sandra's grandfather was big into photography so there is a huge collection of vintage black and white photos of family and friends at parties and events.
(Exerpt from independent article)

Sandra Dunlea