a month ago
Our table was lovely. Our food was absolutely delicious, it really was fabulous. Excellent service and wonderful staff and management. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend a visit to the Thatch.
- Sally M
3 months ago
We booked a table for four on Friday night. We were very impressed, a lovely warm welcome on arrival. Prompt service by lovely staff. There is a varied menu suitable for all tastes. Food was excellent. Sanitizer every where and loads of room to self distance. One of the staff asked if we would like her to take a photo on my phone. She sanatized it first and gave me wipes to clean my phone. Great experience. Very much appreciated. Would highly recommend it. Hope to go back again one day. Thank you Joanne and all your staff.
- Mary M
4 months ago
Absolutely fab. Food was yum, great atmosphere, and excellent for socially distancing. Hosts Joanne and John are so welcoming. This is a must
- Susan G

About us

The Thatch Lisselton is a family run business based in North Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way. 

 Established in 1832, it is one of the few thatched bars remaining in Ireland. Four generations of the O Sullivan family operated the business up until June 2017 when John & Joanne O Connor and Elaine Riordan, Lisselton natives took it over. The old traditional style bar remains and features a welcoming open fire with an original pot and crane. A lounge and restaurant were added in 1993 whilst retaining the old traditional style. 

The Country Kitchen at The Thatch is Open every Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 11.30am to 7.30pm. A full menu is severed each day. 

 The premises is located at the foot of Cnoc an Oir (The Hill of Gold) halfway between Listowel and Ballybunion (8 km each way), 16km from Tarbert car ferry and 50 km from Kerry Airport. It is ideally situated along the Wild Atlantic Way North Kerry route. 

 The Thatch Lisselton is ideally suited for tourists visiting Ballybunion Golf Club or the beach and is a major attraction for visitors to the Listowel Races. Traditional music is a regular feature especially with the local wren boys at Christmas time.

Located in the centre of North Kerry The Thatch Lisselton is the ideal venue for all parties and functions.

For bookings call Joanne on 087 6768634 or 068 47911.

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Thu:4:00 – 11:30 PM
Fri:4:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Sat:12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Sun:12:00 – 11:00 PM
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