Golden's Of Kells

Golden’s of Kells, Ring of Kerry, County Kerry is a craft shop, restaurant, food store and petrol station. Pat Golden, the proprietor of Pat’s Craft Shop runs the business with his wife, Maureen and their family. The Golden family have been selling on the Ring of Kerry for five generations.

The craft shop stocks gifts such as china, crystal and knitwear. Renowned Irish brands such as Belleek china are sold here. Pat’s Craft Shop provides a global postal service for gifts purchased in the shop. Selected products are now available online.

Among the other services provided are tourist information and plenty of good old fashioned Irish hospitality.

Situated on the beautiful Ring of Kerry, Kells commands spectacular views of Dingle Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Kells, a traditional fishing village, has a sheltered EU Blue Flag beach and harbour and makes for an idyllic visit. The area surrounding Kells is lush and trees are a dominant part of the landscape. The ‘Golden Mile’, a scenic nature walk is a paradise for the hill walker.

Golden’s of Kells is an ideal stop off to enjoy lunch in the restaurant and browse the gifts on offer.

From ‘The Kerryman’ Newspaper dd. 15. February, 2012, Kevin Hughes:

(…) The Iveragh based bar was originally known as The O’Connell Arms – it later reverted to Caitin Baiters in honour of the original owner of the property who was widely regarded as a local chracter.

Caitin’s greatest claim to fame, though, is its links with one of Ireland’s more famous sons, Daniel O’Connell.

Pat’s son Jack Golden, proprietor of the premises, explains further: ”O’Connell would have stopped off here when he travelled between Caherdaniel and the Dublin Parliament. It is widely acknowledged that he changed his horses here and, seemingly, he got the licence for here. There’s no official record, though, as it all went up in flames when the office was burned up in Dublin.”

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