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.

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)

Monday, 5 July 2010

Book club in killarney

We wonder if there is a BOOK CLUB looking for a home???? We would really like to have a book club in the tearooms. If you would like to discuss book club with me email info@misscourtneys.com. We are considering a reading group/book club - quiet time for reading in a nice atmosphere weekly and perhaps monthly book club.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Summer at Miss Courtney's Tearooms

Enjoy lazy evenings with us at Miss Courtney's Tearooms for July and August. Monday to Saturday 10am to 8.30pm and Sundays 12noon to 6pm. Any requests for menu additions welcome - post comment or email us. Homemade pink lemonade might be mine..... mmmmmm.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The smokehouse Restaurant, Killarney

We wish The Smokehouse Restaurant (High Street Killarney) our very best. Peter Dunlea's new venture is cool and laid back - the type of restaurant that you want to be in with your friends before a big night out and back the next morning for breakfast to disect it all. You will fit in if your dressed to kill and equally so ...in your shorts and flipflops. I love it, cool interior, cool music and food that makes you want to move in! Thank god for it's arrival just in time for summer.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Miss Courtney's Tearooms on RTE!

Miss Courtney's Tearooms will be featuring on Nationwide on RTE monday 14th of June! We are delighted and thank you to the nationwide team Geraldine Harney and Reggie McCrohan who spent a day filming in the tearooms and were a pleasure and such to have with us.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Posh Picnics

Today I tested out the Miss Courtney's Afternoon Tea Picnic Basket. Collected it around noon and drove to derrynane - My husband, my two children and I had afternoon tea on the beach complete with china cups and wicker basket full of goodies. Officially my best day in a long time.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Picnics in killarney

Miss Courtney's Picnic Baskets coming soon...... old style wicker baskets filled with afternoon tea delights, flasks, teapot, vintage china, silverware and your own tablecloth... summer is in the air and we are ready.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

We had so much fun and I loved every second of it ...... al of us did and I can honestly say the tearoom ladies worked hard to make it all look beautiful, taste beautiful and they did it in style ..... and really I do believe we had alot of fun doing it too. I'm adding a few photographs and if anyone has ones to share I would love if you would email them on to me.

Thank you to everyone who came and tea partied with Miss Courtney's team, it's so lovely to spend some time being young at heart........ and can I say you all looked incredible too.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Mad Hatter's Teaparty at Miss Courtney's

Our dates are set and tickets are on sale! We have two dates for our mad hatter's tea parties.

Sunday the 7th of March - Family afternoon tea party 12 noon

Tuesday the 9th of March -Ladies and gents tea party 7pm sharp!
If you also wish to see the film the screening times are suitable for afterwards and we will be happy to book your cinema tickets for you.

Tea party tickets must be booked and paid for in advance.
Admission : Adults €20 Childrens €10

Friday, 5 February 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies
What you need:
6 oz butter
4 oz caster sugar
8 oz self-raising flour
4 oz chocolate chips

What you do:
Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4. Grease 2 baking sheets.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Using an electric whisk is quickest.
Sieve the flour into the bowl and fold it in, using a metal spoon to ‘cut’, lift and fold the mixture.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll the dough into small balls and place on the greased baking sheets. Flatten them slightly and leave room between for them to spread out.
Cook for about 15 minutes until lightly browned. Leave to cool and firm up on a cooling rack. To be really bold melt milk chocolate and dip half the biscuit in and leave on wire rack to cool!

Valintine's Weekend

Miss Courtney's Tearooms is celebrating valentines weekend by stocking up on cute love themed baking after all love is ..... home baking! Our celebration this year is "I love me" yes we love our husbands, boyfriends and possibilities too but we certainly are well capable are loving ourselves and enjoying the weekend with our friends over teas and chats.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton's Alice in wonderland is due for release in march 2010! We are so very excited and so ....................... I propose a Mad Hatters Tea Party ! I will post information when we have dates confirmed and let the fun begin. Also have a look at our facebook page to keep in contact with day to day items.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

New year snow in killarney

No doubt about it the snow and ice brought with it complications and risk and slow slow business. BUT it also made us slow down a little, drive at a snails pace and on a few days stay indoors with our family. No harm I say. Doesn't snow make everywhere so beautiful and even better I suspect the low temperatures keep some of the nasty viruses at bay. I had two amazing days sledging and messing with my husband kids and friends and I head into the new year all the happier for it. A few extra stolen days is worth all the tea in china!

Sandra Dunlea