Escape to the Old Kenmare Road

old kenmare road
September
09th,
2018

Think you’ve seen Killarney National Park? You haven’t until you’ve walked the Old Kenmare Road. Just a five-minute drive from Killarney’s Holiday Village, it looks particularly beautiful in Autumn, as the summer foliage turns to gold and the lowering sun highlights the crags and hills that line this superb trail. Here’s what you need to know: Where is it? Your holiday home at Killarney’s Holiday Village is the ideal place to stay if you plan on exploring any or all of this 16km trail ...

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What to Do in Autumn in Kerry

killarneys holiday village
August
15th,
2018

The season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in Kerry come late September. In fact, many people prefer to book a holiday home at Killarney’s Holiday Village later in the year to enjoy the attractions in peace and quiet and make the most of the golden light and changing colours. Here are some ideas for your autumn trip to Kerry: Feast at the Dingle Food Festival The Dingle Food Festival is an annual fixture on the first weekend in October every year in the beautif ...

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Open Water Swimming in Kerry

open water swimming
July
29th,
2018

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can get, but sometimes a visit to the pool is not what you are looking for. Open water swimming in Kerry is a wonderful experience, and if you have booked a stay at Killarney’s Holiday Village, you’re never far from the perfect dip. Here we let you in on our favourite places to swim in Kerry as well as some important safety tips: Fenit One of the most accessible places for open-water swimming, Fenit beach is just a few minutes’ drive ...

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August Festivals in Kerry for 2018

puck fair killorglin
July
16th,
2018

When you book a holiday home at Killarney’s Holiday Village, you’ll never be stuck for things to do. From cycling to Killarney National Park across the road to touring the Ring of Kerry, visiting Dingle, or enjoying a night out on the town in Killarney, there is plenty to entertain you. And, at this time of year, there is a host of festivals in Kerry too. Here are some of our favourites: Sean McCarthy Weekend Festival 2018 Date: August 3rd to 6th Venue: Teach Siamsa Finuge, Co. Kerry Contact: 068 ...

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Summer in Kerry: How to Beat the Heat

summer in kerry
June
28th,
2018

Kerry is a beautiful place but not generally known for its hot weather. Luckily, you can always enjoy any sunshine at Killarney’s Holiday Village, with its inviting courtyard seating. This summer has  shown just how tropical the Kingdom can seem when the sun shines down, and here are the places we recommend if it all gets a bit too hot for you: Beaches Of course, we’re biased, but we think the best beaches in the country (maybe even the world) are in Kerry. From Inch, Castlegregory, and D ...

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Ring of Kerry Cycle 2018: Tips to Enjoy It!

ring of kerry cycle
June
14th,
2018

If you’ve been training for the past few months to complete the Ring of Kerry charity cycle on July 7th this year, you don’t have long to wait. Hopefully, you’ve put in most of the hard cycling at this stage, so you can look forward to an enjoyable day out in aid of some great local causes. We’ll be waving as you pass Killarney’s Holiday Village on your approach to the finish line. Just to make the day a bit easier for you, here are some tips to help you make the most ...

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Killarney Races 2018

killarney races 2018
May
30th,
2018

Killarney Racecourse must be one of the most scenic venues of its kind in the world. Just a few minutes away from your holiday home at Killarney’s Holiday Village, the racecourse is situated on the Ross Road, next to Killarney National Park. It overlooks the lakes and mountains and offers three festivals of top quality race meetings every summer. Here’s your guide to Killarney Races 2018: Horses for Courses Killarney’s first race meeting is in May. The remaining fixtures for 2018 are as foll ...

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Ireland BikeFest 2018

bikefest killarney
May
16th,
2018

It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 12th annual Ireland BikeFest in Killarney. Things have grown a lot since the first event in 2007, but such is the popularity of the event that it just seems to rev into a higher gear every year.  Even better, the centre for the festival is the Gleneagle Hotel, within minutes of Killarney’s Holiday Village, so you won’t have far to go. Here are some of the highlights of the 2018 Ireland Bikefest: A Force to Be Reckoned With Tour the areas where scene ...

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Events in Kerry June 2018 – Part 2

April
29th,
2018

It’s part 2 of our guide to what to do in Kerry in June 2018. There is so much to do, we had our work cut out trying to fit the best events. Here are some of the events to make your stay at Killarney’s Holiday Village even more enjoyable. Hardman Sprint, Valentia Island June 23rd If you get a thrill from open water swimming, then don’t miss the Hardman Sprint Triathlon on Valentia Island this June. The 750m swim takes you from the pier at Renard (where you will be brought by ferry) t ...

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Events in Kerry June 2018 – Part 1

summer in kerry
April
15th,
2018

The Kingdom really comes alive in June, with events to suit everyone, whether you are into sports, short stories, or sessions of great music. Book a holiday home in Killarney’s Holiday Village, whatever you plan to do. And if you plan to do very little of anything at all, you’ve picked the perfect spot too! Here are just some of the events taking place in County Kerry this June: Listowel Writers’ Week May 30th to June 3rd For a small town, Listowel certainly packs a mighty literary punch ...

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