James' Barbershop

The Cutting Team

Our History

James Barbershop was established in Killorglin in November 2012. At James Barbershop, we offer more than just a haircut. We offer a professional and friendly service where all of our haircuts are given 100 per cent attention to detail. We are at the forefront of modern trends while still keeping all the traditions of an old school barbershop where chats, stories and a bit of craic is always welcome. The staff at James Barbershop are constantly upskilling and learning in order to keep up to date with all the latest styles. Our Barbers are committed to providing the best haircuts, using traditional barbering mixed with modern-day techniques to achieve the look you want. We cater for all aspects of male grooming including young children right up to adults and senior citizens. We have a special dedicated children’s car for those boys who might need a bit of a distraction or entertainment while getting their hair cut. As well as providing more modern and up to date hairstyles that the younger male demographic are requesting, we also cater for those men who prefer a more traditional regular cut. The barbershop is also wheelchair accessible. We are also very accommodating and welcoming of anyone who may have extra needs or disabilities. Don’t miss out on the chats, craic and top-class haircut. Book your appointment today. Follow the link below.

 I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my customers old and new for your continued support.

James Sheehan

Hello everybody My name is James Sheehan and I am the proud owner and manager of James Barbershop. As a young fella, I always had an interest in barbering. However, when I finished school, I trained and qualified as a carpenter. I worked as a carpenter for 13 years. When the recession hit in 2008, I was out of work and I decided this was the perfect opportunity for me to pursue my interest in barbering. This brought me into Killarney where I began my training as a barber at Julie Healy academy. It wasn’t long before I was cutting hair and loving my job. Once my training was complete, I decided I wanted to open my own barbershop. With the help and support of South Kerry Development Partnership and family, I set up my own business in Killorglin in 2012.I won two awards during my career so far.
  • South Kerry Development Enterprise Awards 2016
  • Connect Kerry Male Grooming Award 2019

Patrick Moroney

I have worked in James Barbershop, Killorglin since he opened the doors in 2012. Over the years, James has trained me to be a confident and capable barber that stays ahead of trends and most importantly puts my customers young and old first.

After my leaving cert in 2018, I trained and received my Certificate of Barbering from Frank Hackett Retro Barbers and in 2019 I received my Diploma in Barbering at the London School of Barbering. I hope to go back to get my Masters in Barbering soon.

I absolutely love barbering, no day is ever the same! I’m lucky to work in James Barber Shop. It’s a great place to work – the staff, atmosphere, cuts, craic and the clients are top class. I never stop learning, improving and being the best I can be!

In 2020 I was nominated in the Male grooming Category at the Connect Kerry Hair & Beauty Awards 2020.

Audrey Dower

I started hairdressing when I left school at 17. I began my training in 2007 in both women’s and men’s hair. I qualified in level 5 at mallow college of further education where I studied hairdressing for 2 years. I have worked in hairdressers and barbers in Ireland Australia and New Zealand. I have completed many courses including colour correction, advanced cutting and barbering.

I have a keen interest in classic cuts and also enjoy keeping up with the latest trends. I have worked in James barbershop since 2014.

Rory Dowley

Hairstylist at James barbershop since 2019. I trained at the cork academy of hairdressing to learn the craft of hairstyling and barbering. Since getting my qualifications I spent two years gaining valuable experience in male grooming work at Steve’s Barbershop Killarney.

  • 5 star review  James and Patrick were fantastic on Thursday. Squeezed us in despite being fully booked all week and did an amazing job on our 2 year old who hates having his haircut and made it pretty difficult for the guys. Looked amazing when they finished and it was super quick too. Will definitely recommend and use again. Double thumbs up!

    thumb Fiona Curran

    5 star review  Went there as my two and a half year old needed a cut and he HATES haircuts. The last time I took him somewhere else, they wouldn’t finish as he was so upset. We explained this when we arrived and the guys said it will be no bother. My boy wasn’t happy but the guys here were so nice and friendly and managed to get it done. We had two guys working on him at one time to speed it up and my little one was left with a very smart cut. We walked down into town and then back up and my boy wanted to go back in and say thank you! Great team of lads. Would definitely go back.

    thumb Robert Kershaw

    5 star review  Brilliant as always been a while pre covid we were last and James Patrick and Rory were great.. my boys( 3 under 5 ) couldn't stop talking about them and how nice they were to them.. and the 2 lollipops each for them made their day. Thanks lads 👍👍😁😁

    thumb Leanne O Connor
  • 5 star review  A Super experience. My five year old was put at ease and was delighted with his New haircut. A kind, attentive and professional team.

    thumb sharon beatty

    5 star review  I brought my 2 year old for his first proper hair cut. The minute we arrived James and Patrick made him so comfortable . There were loads of toys for him to play with, from there we went to the car chair & he was delighted that his favourite cartoon was on the iPad . He was in heaven . Patrick was so so good with him, so patient and made him feel at ease . He did a brilliant job on his hair. Thanks so much guys it was made so easy for us . We’ll be back again soon .

    thumb sinead sugrue

    5 star review  Fab place, skilled barbers. We were really well looked after.

    thumb Ed Manners
  • 5 star review  Brought my almost 3 year old son in to James’ for his first haircut. They made him feel really comfortable before starting the cut and really didn’t rush him on to the chair. (Really cool car chair, with little video playing on it I might add) Séamie thought he was in Disney World! Patrick did a super job with the cut. Séamie has gotten lots of compliments. We’ll definitely be back. Thanks a million guys.

    thumb Caroline Breen

    5 star review  Super friendly staff and great with kids. Awesome barber experience for myself and my boys in Killorglin.

    thumb marcus oconnor

    5 star review  Brought my 2 year old for his first barbers cut, he didn't make it easy for them but James and Rory were so good with him and gave him a fabulous cut, couldn't recommend them enough for kids cuts, great with the car station to keep them happy.

    thumb Mairead McAssey