Barrows Keep featured in the Irish Times – 9/10 Review

"A jewel in a slightly forgotten place".
Thanks to Catherine Cleary for her lovely write up and 9 out of 10 review in the Irish Times.


Irish times feature


Read the full article here: Barrows Keep Irish Times Feature

Barrows Keep – Best WineExperience 2019

Barrows Keep  win the Best Wine Experience in Leinster at the 2019 Irish Restaurant Awards.

‘Reap what you Sow’ – Barrows Keep at Savour Food Festival

'Reap what you Sow'. Our long table harvest dinner is tonight, as part of Savour Kilkenny. We look forward to welcoming those who are joining us this evening. #savourkilkenny #local #harvest #wine #graiguenamanagh

Big thank you to @savourkilkenny for having us for such a spectacular weekend. Absolutely delighted.


Wine Fair at Barrows Keep

In conjunction with the Town of Books festival,  Barrows Keep  will be hosting a small wine fair. A tasting experience of new, organic, natural and quirky wines with some top Irish importers, you can even purchase bottles you like at retail prices. We will have a selection of wine books for reading and a few for purchase. Tickets for the tasting are €10.

Along with the wine fair, there will be an art exhibition by south east Plein Air & Stephen will be bbq'ing outside for the afternoon.
Tickets for the tasting can be purchased on the day.


Fresh Organic Vegetables from Nick & Mairead

An autumnal visit to Nick & Mairead Hill's farm this morning. The farm is located in Drannagh, Co. Carlow, a short distance from our restaurant Barrows Keep  in Graiguenamanagh - on the Carlow/Kilkenny border.

Each week we will receive vegetables from the farm, which is set to be certified organic in January. Great attention and care goes into making these fresh vegetables. We look forward to working with you Nick!


Georgina Campbell Award - Taste of the Waterways
Barrows Keep win best wine experience 2019 at Irish Restaurants awards



LUNCH 12:30-3PM

LUNCH 12:30-4PM

Barrows Keep has moved to Thomastown.

We look forward to opening in Thomastown on Friday, October 18th. We are currently hiring front and back of house staff.

Please email CV’s to