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.

Awards & Media

  • Miss Courtney’s won the Georgina Campbell “Casual Dining Award 2011”
This award is given to one establishment each year in the casual dining category (Miss Courtney’s was chosen as the best one out of all cafes, bars & casual dining restaurants countrywide)

  • Georgina Campbell Ireland Guide plaque 2009, 2010, and 2011

  • Bridgestone Guide – Best in Ireland 2009, 2010, and 2011

  • Bridgestone Best Tearooms in Ireland 2010

  • Lucinda O Sullivan Little Black Book – Star – 2010 and 2011.

  • Sunday Independent Jan 2010 feature, main paper on Miss Courtney’s Tearooms

  • Irish Independent weekend Jan 2010 featured in The Best of Ireland

  • Irish Independent. April 2010, featured in Best Afternoon Tea spots

  • Farmers Journal – June 2010 Irish Country Living Cover Story

  • The Irish Times - July 2010 featured in “Food fit for a Kingdom”

  • Sunday Independent - August 2010 featured “How a pot of Tea leaves the skinny lattes cold”

  • The Tribune- December 2010 featured in “Our Baker’s Dozen of new Food Hero’s”
  • Irish Country Living Sping glossy April 2011 featured a nostalgia piece & recipe


  • RTE Nationwide – June 2010

  • ARTE TV - filmed Feb 2010 on air June 2011 European cultural channel ‘Tea traditions and customs in Europe’.

  • Ryan Tubridy April 5th 2011 Broadcasting from Miss Courtney’s Tearooms

  • Radio Kerry : 2009, 2010 various interviews on Business, baking and beyond

  • Lyric Fm – Oct 2010 Culture File on Miss Courtney’s Tearooms

Sandra Dunlea