The sunshine is peaking through, the temperatures are rising and the craic is returning to our most loved Irish destinations! If you’re on the search for a town filled with beauty and just as much buzz, Killarney is the spot for you!
If you are planning a visit this summer, check out our full guide to Killarney Town!
Where To Stay
Great Southern Hotel
If you’re looking for accommodation right in the middle of the action, the Great Southern is the place for you!
The Great Southern Killarney is optimally located directly beside Killarney train station and just a short walk from Killarney bus station, allowing you to travel to Killarney with ease! Check out Golden Ireland’s exclusive offers for the Great Southern now!
This beautifully family-run hotel has established a reputation throughout COunty Kerry for its excellent location, friendly customer service and warm welcome!
Ideally situated on the Muckross Road, offering guests the opportunity to explore the many attractions of Killarney, including Muckross House & Gardens and surrounding cycle and trekking routes. Check out Golden Ireland’s best rate guaranteed for over 55s now.
Lake Hotel Killarney
One of Killarney’s Gems, The Lake Hotel, Killarney offers an exquisite lakeside location and a unique experience for all its visitors. Nestled on the shores of Lough Lein, the largest of Killarney’s famous lakes, the four star family owned property has been in the Huggard family name for over 100 years, a long tradition of warm Irish hospitality awaits. Surrounded by nature and yet, only 2kms from Killarney town centre, the hotel is perfectly located to explore all that the wonderful Killarney area has to offer.
Two and Three Night DB&B Packages Available. For more see The Lake Hotel Killarney
Things To Do & See
Now you have your accommodation sorted, here are Golden Ireland’s top things to do in Kilarney!
Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms is Kerry’s premier visitor attraction! The Muckross estate dates back to the 17th Century when the first member of the Herbert family, who were originally from Wales, came to settle in Killarney.
Visitors can take a guided tour of the historical house, or simply wander through the gardens enjoying the beautiful scenery of the National Park.
A full cascade no matter the weather, Torc Waterfall is a real treat for those looking for their nature fix while still in close proximity to Killarney.
Located roughly 7km from the heart of the town, Torc Waterfall is is approx. 20m high and is a great base to start an adventure. Continue up the steep steps past the waterfall and follow the winding trail as it meanders up through the forest.
Across the road from the car park jaunting cars can be hired for a trip to Muckross House within the National Park.
Ross Castle is a 15th-century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park. It is the ancestral home of the Chiefs of the Clan O’Donoghue, later associated with the Brownes of Killarney.
EXPLORE THE KILLARNEY LAKES
For those looking to explore Killarney with a difference, there is no better way than to take to the open water! The vast lakes of KIllarney National Park can be explored by boat from a number of different locations in the park.
Water buses and private boat charters are available from Ross Castle, which will take you around the lakes, and even to the Gap of Dunloe if you wish.
Ladies View is a must-see while visiting Killarney!
The view here is probably the best known of Killarney and is a major attraction for visitors. Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting visited here during the royal visit in 1861. They were so taken with the view that it was named after them.
THE RING OF KERRY
The famous Ring of Kerry starts and ends in Killarney town. The loop can easily be driven in one day, leaving time to take in all the breath-taking scenes of the Kingdom. The route is 179-kilometer-long, with panoramic ocean views, winding scenic roads and great foodie spots offering the best of real Irish hospitality!