What to do in Killarney

Tourist Spots


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Description
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Ladies View
Situated 20 minutes drive from Killarney’s Holiday Village, Ladies View is an iconic tourist spot which showcases the lakes with spectuclar scenery
Muckoss House
Located just a few minutes from our front door, Muckross House and Gardens is one of Killarneys top tourist attractions and a must see location on the Ring of Kerry.
Torc Waterfall
Torc Waterfall is an iconic location just beyond the entrance for Muckross House and Gardens. Located on the left side of Killarney National Park, it is only accessible by climbing a set of stone steps where you can continue upwards to a spectacular view of Killarney.
Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry spans 125 miles of pure beauty. The route takes approximatley 4 hours in total, covering areas such as Killarney, Tralee, Dingle, Cahersiveen, Killorglin, and much more. It is a trip that can be enjoyed by all of the family.
Ross Castle
Built in the late 15th century the castle was home to an Irish Chieftain and sits overlooking the Lakes of Killarney. It is also home to a boat tour.
Gap of Dunloe
Aprox. 2kms in lenght, The Gap of Dunloe is home to some of the most stunning scenery, walks, waterfalls and ancient ruins that Killarney has to offer. Take a stroll through the area, hike along the route, or take a jaunting cart. It will not disappoint.
Black Valley
The Black Valley is a short car journey from us and offers some of the most stunning, untouched areas of Killarney. Get lunch in Avoca Food or the Strawberry Fields, or adopt a sheep on the route at Kissanes sheep farm.
Killarney House and Gardens
Recently renovated, Killarney House and Gardens is the gateway to Killarney National Park. Situated a few steps from Killarney Outlet Centre, it provides beautiful surroundings, and was named by the Irish Examiner as the “jewel in the crown of Killarney” and is well worth a visit.
Killarney Falconry
A once in a lifeitme experience to interact with natures top predators on the foothills of Carrauntoohil.
Muckross Abbey
Muckross Abbey is one of the major ecclesiastical sites found in the Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland. It was founded in 1448 as a Franciscan friary for the Observantine Franciscans by Donal McCarthy Mor.
St. Mary’s Cathedral
St. Mary’s Cathedral was designed by the renowned English Architect Augustus Welby Pugin who is said to have gained inspiration from the ruins of Ardfert Cathedral (just a few kilometers out the road) “which is particularly evident in the slender triple lancets in the east and west walls. It is an iconic part of Killarney.
Franciscan Friary
The Friary was established in Killarney in 1448. After the suppression of that friary, the friars stayed in the area ministering to the people. The last remaining friar left Killarney in 1849. Belgian friars who were helping to re-establish the English Franciscan Province came to Ireland in 1858 to restore the ailing Irish Province to its former state of observance of the Franciscan Rule. Today the Old Friary is leased to the Dioceses and the friars live in a New Friary nearby. The grounds are well worth visiting.
Aghadoe Cathedral
Adgadoe begun as a pagan site The site itself has also been associated with the fifth century missionary St. Abban, but seventh century ogham stones mark the first clear evidence of Aghadoe being used as an important site. According to legend, St. Finian founded a monastery at Aghadoe in the sixth or seventh century.

Activities

 

Day Trips

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Description
Website
Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry spans 125 miles of pure beauty. The route takes approximatley 4 hours in total, covering areas such as Killarney, Tralee, Dingle, Cahersiveen, Killorglin, and much more. It is a trip that can be enjoyed by all of the family.
The Kerry Way
At over 200km, the Kerry Way is one of Ireland’s longest signposted walking trail and also one of the most popular. The trail starts and finishes in the busy tourist destination of Killarney. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, the Kerry Way goes anti-clockwise, passing through some of the most isolated and dramatic countryside in the country.
Molls Gap
Moll’s Gap is a pass on the N71 road from Kenmare to Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland. On the Ring of Kerry route, with views of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountains, the area and its shop is a panoramic spot visited by thousands of tourists each year. The rocks at Moll’s gap are formed of old red sandstone. Moll’s Gap is named after Moll Kissane, who ran a sibin (an unlicenced public house) in the 1820s, while the road was under construction.

 

Outdoor Activities / Trips

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Description
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Carrauntoohil
standing at 1,038 metres above ground, it is Ireland’s highest mountain and provides a challenging climb for the most seasoned participant. If you are a first time climber, we recommend you contact Kerry Climbing to arrange a guided ascent.
Mangerton
At a height of 839 m (2,753 ft) it is the tallest of the Mangerton range and 25th tallest in Ireland. Its western slope lies within Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park is one of Ireland’s Largest Parks, spanning 4,300 hectare. It is home to many tourist spots including Torc Waterfall, The Black Valley, Ladies View, Kate Kearney’s Cottage, Molls Gap and much more.
Ross Golf Course
Established in 1905 New Ross Golf Club is a mature parkland golf course situated between the scenic Barrow and Nore valleys with the magnificent Brandon and Blackstairs mountains providing the backdrop.

 

Guided Day Tours


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Description
Website
Kerry Guided Tours
Based in Fenit, Co. Kerry Kerry Guided Tours operate bespoke tours around Kerry, offering luxury travel to see the real Ireland with back road tours, and local knowledge.
Paddy Wagon Tours
Kerry Based Paddy Wagon Tours offer bespoke tours throughout Kerry catering for small to coach sized tours.
Mor Active Tours
offer a range of activites throughout Killarney National Park, see their website for more.
Dero’s Coach Tours
Dero’s offer a range of tours all available through tier website.
Killarney Jaunting Cars – Tagney Tours
The Tangney Family would like to welcome you to Killarney South West Ireland. A Jaunting Car Tour is the perfect option to show you the hidden delights of Killarney National Park & the famous Lakes of Killarney.

Entertainment

Adults


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Description
Website
Killarney Ominplex Cinema
Situated in the town centre, Killarney Omniplex boasts a series of daytime and night time viewings as well as a childrens cineclub. Check them online for more information.
Traditional Bars
Killarney is home to many traditional Irish Pubs with lots of entertainment for all the family.

Children


Name
Description
Website
Killarney Ominplex Cinema
Situated in the town centre, Killarney Omniplex boasts a series of daytime and night time viewings as well as a childrens cineclub. Check them online for more information.
Muckross Pet Farm
Muckross Pet Farm and Play Area is in an idyllic setting of Killarney National Park, surrounded by the majestic views of the park.
Kennedy’s Pet Farm
This is an all-weather pet farm & playground and is perfect for a family day out, it is located just 5 miles from Killarney, and ideal for a family day out.
Coolwood Pet Farm
Coolwood Wildlife Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland is a 50 acre complex, with a 10 acre Wildlife Park and a 40 acre Wildlife Sanctuary.

Doctors

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Description
Website
South Doc
Out of hours doctors service covering all of Kerry.
Emergency
To report an accident, or request urgent medical attention, or contact the Police, please dial 999.

Hospital(s)


Name
Description
Website
University Hospital Kerry
Situated outside Killarney, UHK services all of Munster.

Festivals


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Description
Website
Killarney Races
Killarney Racing festival offer a three, four and five day racing festival throughout the year. Check out their website for more details.
4th of July
This annual event takes place on the main street in Killarney celebrating our American friends and visitors.
Christmas Parade
The annual Christmas Parade delights young and old and launches the festive season in style with the arrival of Santa.
Ireland’s Bike Fest
Ireland BikeFest Killarney is an international motorcycle festival based in Killarney, South-West of Ireland . It takes places annually on the June Bank Holiday Weekend. It is Ireland’s largest free open biker festival – all makes, models and manner of bikes are welcome!
Rose of Tralee
Taking place the last weekend of August, The Rose of Tralee International Festival celebrates 59 years in 2018, and is one of Ireland’s oldest and largest festivals located in Tralee, just outside Killarney.
Puck Fair
Taking place from the 10th to 12th of August each year, Puck Fair is Ireland’s oldest festival dating back over 400 years.