Easter falls in the middle of April this year, making it the perfect time for a late spring break in Killarney. Book a convenient holiday home in Killarney’s Holiday Village, and you are right in the heart of the action—whether your kids want to spin around Killarney National Park on bikes or you fancy a gourmet dinner in town. Here are some tips to get you started on your ideal Easter break in Killarney:
Get Stuck into an Environmental Easter Camp
Killarney National Park Education Centre runs activity camps during the school holidays, and this Easter is no exception. Each camp runs for four days, starting at 9.30am and ending at 3pm.
Your kids will get to see Nature up close and learn fascinating facts about the wildlife within the park. They get to use nets, mammal traps, pooters, and all sorts of equipment as they explore Nature through fun activities like scavenger hunts, the “un-nature trail,” the bat-and-moth game, tree planting, pond dipping, and treasure hunts. They even get to bring stuff home—things like bat roosting boxes, bug houses, and bird nesting boxes.
Call (064) 6635960 for a booking form.
Rent Bikes & Cycle Killarney National Park
Killarney’s Holiday Village is just minutes away from a bike rental shop where you can find bicycles to suit every member of the family—even those who cannot cycle. With everything from children’s bikes to adult bicycles with child carriers and helmets for all, it’s the perfect place to get kitted out for your trip around Killarney National Park, which is also just minutes away.
Use the cycle track to make your way safely to the national park and enjoy miles of trails through woods and along lakeshores. Take a break at the cafe at Muckross House before making the short trip back to your Killarney’s Holiday Village.
Take a Boat Ride to Inisfallen Island
With spring well and truly in full swing, enjoy a trip across the lake to see the ancient monastic island of Inisfallen. Wander through the ruins and enjoy the serene atmosphere and stunning views. Make your way to the pier in front of Ross Castle, where you’ll meet the friendly boatmen.
Enjoy an Ice Cream
It may not be summer just yet, but it’s still not too early to enjoy an ice cream. You’ll be amazed at the range and quality of ice cream shops in Killarney, from Gaelic Gelato on High Street to Mac’s and Murphy’s on New Street. It’s the perfect holiday treat.
Are you planning an Easter break in Killarney? We’d love to hear from you.