Tag Archives: Ross Castle

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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Lesser Spotted Killarney: The Copper Mines

June
27th,
2013

If you’re a bit sick of the crowds around Muckross House or you want to avoid the throngs of people that engulf Ross Castle on a busy day, you should nip down to the Copper Mines. The Copper Mines are one of Killarney’s best kept secrets. They’re nestled in the bosom of a dense, deciduous forest that seems very removed from the usual hustle and bustle of Killarney. They’re only a short distance from Ross Castle however so you should have no problems finding them. There are two ...

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Killarney’s military past.

August
23rd,
2012

You may not have guessed it from our clean streets, our pristine lakes and our imposing yet peaceful mountains but Killarney has, on numerous occasions in the past, been host to a whole host of battles and wars. We have a history laced with fighting and rebellion. Killarney’s past is like Ireland’s really; generally peaceful but punctuated with wild bursts of violence. Mostly involve those blasted English too. Why am I telling you this? Well you can visit some of the scenes of Killarney ...

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Walking in Killarney

July
10th,
2012

You may have noticed that Killarney is rather suitable for walking. Not sure it could pass you by really;with our large collection of deciduous trees, three lakes and a range of peaks, some might call Killarney God’s footpath. Well I would anyway. But where should you walk I’m sure you’re asking. Good question and a lot of it depends on what you’re after. Short walk So maybe you’re more Paula Abdul than Paula Radcliffe when it comes to walking. Maybe your idea of a good w ...

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