A Family Affair

Heather Restaurant is a family run business, proudly run by husband and wife team Denis Pio & Ailish Moriarty. 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. First opened as a small souvenir shop by Michael and Margaret Moriarty, in 1964, Moriarty’s has developed into a landmark destination for shoppers, food lovers and garden enthusiasts and its thriving Irish gift store has been a popular port of call for a generation of visitors to Killarney. Find out more >

Our Head Chef

Christian Conte, is the talented Head Chef at Heather Restaurant. He started his career in the culinary world at the young age of 16 years. From 1996 – 2005 he worked in the popular Westend House in Killarney run by Michael Fassbender’s father Josef and mother, Adele.

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Our Gardens

Produce is carefully selected from the finest local artisan producers and our own gardens and polytunnels. Heather Restaurants 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.

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Heather Restaurant opened In 2014, because of the Moriarty’s passion and  love of food, they wanted to bring something different to the area. 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.

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Good Food Ireland

As an Approved Member of Good Food Ireland®, we are passionately committed to prioritising the use of Ireland’s core indigenous ingredients, offering a local cultural food and/or drink experience and sustainably supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen.

Check out what Good Food Ireland® has to say about us here”.