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5 Great Sports Facilities in Killarney

July
21st,
2014

Sports Facilities in Killarney While most people prefer to kick back and relax when they head on holiday, there’s always a few maniacs who like to keep fit and active. If you’re on of those maniacs then Killarney is perfect for you as there are innumerate facilities catering for dozens of sports in and around Killarney. Here’s five to check out. 1. Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre This state-of-the-art facility opened its doors 6 years ago and has grown to become one of the most ...

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The Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum at Muckross House

July
17th,
2014

The Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum at Muckross House Archaeology is one of the few romantic sciences. It conjures up images of vast excavations in Egypt revealing mummies and tombs. Ireland has long been a favourite for archaeologists as, thanks to our large tracts of peat bog which are good for preserving materials over a long period of time, loads of ancient artifacts, tools, weapons and even bodies have been discovered here. So it’s great that Muckross House are hosting an Archaeologic ...

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5 Places in Killarney to Shop

July
14th,
2014

5 Places in Killarney to Shop While it may be Killarney’s famed natural scenery which attracts scores of tourists each year, Killarney has improved remarkably in recent years with regards to retail outlets. You may not be able to devote an entire day to retail therapy as you would in a city such as Cork or Dublin but there’s plenty of shops in Killarney that may tickle your fancy during your stay here. Here’s five of the best places in Killarney to shop. 1. Brian James, Main Street G ...

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Aslan return to Killarney for a very special show

July
11th,
2014

Aslan return to Killarney They’ve been one of Ireland’s greatest rock bands for almost 30 years now and Aslan are returning to Killarney this July for one night only. This is an especially poignant gig as it will be Aslan’s only show outside of Dublin this year. In March 2013, their inimitable lead singer Christy Dignam was diagnosed with cancer and the band were put on a temporary hiatus. He has responded well to treatment however and in May the band  played two sell-out concerts i ...

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Spraoi Chiarraí July 2014 Programme

July
07th,
2014

Spraoi Chiarraí July 2014 Programme Last month we took a look at Spraoi Chiarraí’s concerts for the month of June and now we’re back for July as they continue with their summer long programme of musical performances. In case you missed that post, Spraoi Chiarraí is a musical collective based in Killarney which helps discover and nurture the finest young traditional musicians in the local area. Each summer they organise a series of live musical performances to showcase their talent and t ...

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5 Things to do with Kids in Killarney

July
03rd,
2014

5 Things to do with Kids in Killarney The summer holidays are upon us and if you’re coming to Killarney with a gaggle of kids you’ll probably be aware that there’s only so much walking, hiking and sightseeing they can put up with. So naturally you’ll need a day or two of kid’s stuff. Well don’t worry because I’ve got 5 kid friendly activities in the Killarney area for your kids to enjoy and to give yourself a break. 1. Kennedy’s Pet Farm Kennedy’s ...

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The 2014 Valentia Island King Scallop Festival

July
02nd,
2014

The 2014 Valentia Island King Scallop Festival If you love scrumptious food and beautiful, secluded scenery then you’re in for a treat as next week sees the Valentia Island King Scallop Festival taking place in, as you may have guessed, Valentia Island. Valentia Island, for those of you who don’t know, is a small island lying off the Iveragh Peninsula in South Kerry. It is renowned for its diverse ecosystem and beautiful scenery and is accessible from land by the Maurice O’Neill Memo ...

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Fleadh Cheol na Mumhan 2014

June
29th,
2014

Fleadh Cheol na Mumhan 2014 If you’re interested in Irish music, dance and culture and also interested in not breaking the bank then you are in luck because this July Killarney will be playing host to the 2014 Fleadh Ceol na Mumhain. To those not familiar with the Irish language, that translates to Music Festival of Munster. The Fleadh is being organised by 5 local branches, Kilcummin, Fossa Two Mile, Glenflesk, Killarney and Sliabh Luachra and will be held over seven days between Monday the 14t ...

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The Killarney Big Red Bus

June
27th,
2014

The Killarney Big Red Bus London, Paris, Barcelona, Killarney – what connects all these great places? Well one of the things that does is that you can tour all of them on red open top buses. Yes, just in time for summer 2014, Killarney has joined the big boys in launching their very own hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour bus. Killarney is perfect for such an endeavour and to be honest it’s a wonder someone hasn’t thought of this sooner. The bus travels around Killarney and the surround ...

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Beaches in Kerry

Beaches in Kerry We hope you’ve been enjoying the fine weather we’ve been having this past week. There’s nothing quite like Killarney in the sun, is there? The good news is the heatwave will be lasting into next week so you might be gagging for the beach to catch some rays and to placate the kids. With that in mind here’s three great little beaches around South Kerry we heartily recommend. 1. Inch Beach This gorgeous sandy beach is nestled at the foot of a long mountain road wh ...

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