About Us

Opened as a small souvenier shop in 1964 by Michael and Margaret Moriarty, today Moriarty’s is a landmark destination not only for shoppers but for food lovers, families and garden enthusiasts alike.

Located at the entrance to the Gap of Dunloe, just outside Killarney, it is a bright, spacious store and restaurant which caters for large tour groups, individuals and families.

Quality has always been our motto. Quality of our goods and just as important, our customer service. Our exclusive range of tweeds, hand knits and jewellery are unrivalled anywhere.

This ethos carries through to our restaurant, where produce is carefully selected from the finest local artisan producers and our own kitchen garden.
The restaurant’s unique interior design blends beautifully with the exterior landscape and reflects the standards of the restaurant’s cuisine: freshness, originality and authenticity. The menu changes regularly depending on the availability of local meats, seafood and vegetables bursting with flavour and freshness. The building is nestled amongst beautiful landscaped gardens, where customers can learn about the flora, fauna, history & geology of the surrounding area through our detailed information boards.

Proudly run by husband and wife team Denis Pio & Ailish Moriarty, today the shop and restaurant very much remains a family business. Margaret Moriarty is still involved in its day to day running, as is daughter Mary Anne.

We look forward to welcoming you to ‘The Gap”