Tag Archives: Killarney Holiday Village

The Killarney Big Red Bus


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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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Killarney Races: July Festival

Killarney Races: July Festival The Killarney Races are returning to the Killarney Racecourse next month for 2014’s July Festival. The July Festival is the centre-piece of the races’ summer calendar and features the most prestigious races as well as the most glamourous events. The Killarney Racecourse is arguably Ireland’s most scenic racecourse as it is nestled snugly below Killarney’s famous mountains not too far from Ross Castle. The July Festival is a four day event and kick ...

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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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Run Killarney Marathon back for July 2014


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Run Killarney Marathon If ever there was a town solely built for marathons, fun runs and races, Killarney would be that town. You’ve got the miles of winding road, challenging terrain and, most importantly, beautiful scenery. So it’s no surprise we do attract our fair share of them. And a month today, on the 19th July, will see the very popular Run Killarney Marathon return to the town. Now I know many of you will have switched off and stopped reading after the word “marathon” ...

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Who you gonna call?: The Killarney Ghost Tour


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Killarney Ghost Tour If you’re a fan of horror, scary stories or spooky folklore, the Killarney Ghost Tour could be just the ticket for you. This innovative tour was launched only five years ago and has gone on to become a firm favourite among tourists and locals alike. It takes you on a night time journey, by bus and by foot, through some of Killarney’s most famous (or infamous) spots associated with ghostly apparitions, spirited history and local folklore. And in Killarney, being a town ...

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Killarney Regatta back for summer 2014


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Killarney Regatta Said to be the oldest rowing regatta in Ireland and the oldest traditional regatta in the world, the Killarney Regatta is a proper fixture on Killarney’s summer calendar. It’s now in its 229th year and is showing no signs of slowing down as it fast approaches a quarter of millennium as Killarney’s no.1 rowing festival. Held in O’Mahony’s Point, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, it’s an event which locals just love and visitors too are always welcome ...

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Two cool festivals: Dingle Marine Festival and Feile an Phráta


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Dingle Marine Festival and Feile an Phráta The Dingle Peninsula is the place to be this month if you’re looking for a few alternative and eclectic festivals to sample. The area is well known for its stunning scenery but that’s not all they use to entice visitors. You can always count on the region to provide some festivals and events that are a bit out-there and this summer is no different. Dingle Marine Festival The first of them is the Dingle Marine Festival or Féile na Mara as it̵ ...

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Killarney’s 4th of July celebrations

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4th of July in Killarney The 4th of July is a weird holiday for us Europeans. It’s one of those holidays you see on American tv and think “well that looks like bloody good fun”. It’s good news then that Killarney will this year be hosting its first every 4th of July celebrations. Organised by the Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the celebrations aim to celebrate Killarney’s strong links with the USA and thank American tourists for being such keen visitors of the ...

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Irish music and dance show Celtic Steps begins its summer run.


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Celtic Steps If traditional Irish music and raucous Irish dancing are your thing then you should check out the highly acclaimed show Celtic Steps which has recently opened in the INEC for its summer run. The popular show is now in its 3rd season as resident show in the INEC and has garnered rapturous praise from tourists and locals alike. The show is a showcase of the diverse history and culture of  Irish music and dancing throughout the years – from its ancient roots in sean-nós to the more m ...

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Kerry’s 3 Best Farmers’ Markets

Kerry’s 3 Best Farmers’ Markets Farmers’ markets are a far cry from what they once were. Before they were simple get-togethers borne out of necessity where farmers’ could trade their livestock and earn a living. Today they’re a bit more sophisticated than that. And they’re more accessible to folks who don’t have a farming background which is great news for anyone who loves tasty, organic food and good craic. Kerry unsurprisingly has many farmers’ markets ...

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