Kathy's Guidebook/Tips what do Enjoy Killarney and all it has to Offer

Kathy
Kathy's Guidebook/Tips what do Enjoy Killarney and all it has to Offer

Sightseeing

Superb, so much to see and great walking area, and a lovely restaurant and craft shop, with weavers and bookbinders on site. It sits on the lakes of Killarney and the views and walks are amazing.
17 locals recommend
Muckross House & Gardens
17 locals recommend
Superb, so much to see and great walking area, and a lovely restaurant and craft shop, with weavers and bookbinders on site. It sits on the lakes of Killarney and the views and walks are amazing.
Offer great trips around Killarney, Lakes and the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula
Gap Of Dunloe Tours
7 High St
Offer great trips around Killarney, Lakes and the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula
Travel experts on all of Kerry, tours departing every morning.
Deros Tours
22 Main St
Travel experts on all of Kerry, tours departing every morning.
This is what makes Killarney, the beauty and ruggedness of the Park, with beautiful views, lakes and mountains. Walking and cycling and driving.
53 locals recommend
Killarney National Park
53 locals recommend
This is what makes Killarney, the beauty and ruggedness of the Park, with beautiful views, lakes and mountains. Walking and cycling and driving.
Lovely place to visit the animals. Great for children and city dwellers who don't have the opportunity to see the animals up close.
9 locals recommend
Kennedys Pet Farm
9 locals recommend
Lovely place to visit the animals. Great for children and city dwellers who don't have the opportunity to see the animals up close.
Amazing views and Avoca Craft shop and restaurant. Superb
7 locals recommend
Molls Gap
7 locals recommend
Amazing views and Avoca Craft shop and restaurant. Superb
Beautiful Beach, 40 minutes by car. On the ring of Kerry and Kells Bay just a little further with tropical gardens. Horse riding on the beach.
17 locals recommend
Rossbeigh Strand
17 locals recommend
Beautiful Beach, 40 minutes by car. On the ring of Kerry and Kells Bay just a little further with tropical gardens. Horse riding on the beach.
Kate Kearneys cottage starts you off on this trip through the gap, best for walking or cycling. It will take you through the Gap of Dunloe and down into the Black Valley and down along to Lord Brandon's cottage on the lakeside.
30 locals recommend
Gap of Dunloe
30 locals recommend
Kate Kearneys cottage starts you off on this trip through the gap, best for walking or cycling. It will take you through the Gap of Dunloe and down into the Black Valley and down along to Lord Brandon's cottage on the lakeside.
Historical Castle on the lakes, with lake tour buses. Fabulous walk down to the Coppermines and Library Point. It can be walked to from our house and down by the lakes through part of the National Park. Beautiful walk.
43 locals recommend
Ross Castle
43 locals recommend
Historical Castle on the lakes, with lake tour buses. Fabulous walk down to the Coppermines and Library Point. It can be walked to from our house and down by the lakes through part of the National Park. Beautiful walk.
A superb photography location with the lakes of Killarney at your back, you can proceed up the steps here and continue to climb up Torc mountain, or continue over to Kenmare via the old road, and get a bus back.
32 locals recommend
Torc Waterfall
32 locals recommend
A superb photography location with the lakes of Killarney at your back, you can proceed up the steps here and continue to climb up Torc mountain, or continue over to Kenmare via the old road, and get a bus back.
A superb hike for all, can be difficult on descending, please watch out of mist forming and descend straight away. Only go if you have hiking footwear otherwise you could slip quite easily and end up in A&E!!!
Mangerton Mountain
A superb hike for all, can be difficult on descending, please watch out of mist forming and descend straight away. Only go if you have hiking footwear otherwise you could slip quite easily and end up in A&E!!!
A magnificent hike, but only for experienced climbers. This route is quite tough and needs full mountain attire. Boots are a requirement, a fully charged phone, food and water supplies. Always go with someone and tell others where you are going and what time to expect your return. Please research well before you attempt it.
Carrauntoohil / MacGillicuddy Reeks Public Carpark (Breanlee)
A magnificent hike, but only for experienced climbers. This route is quite tough and needs full mountain attire. Boots are a requirement, a fully charged phone, food and water supplies. Always go with someone and tell others where you are going and what time to expect your return. Please research well before you attempt it.
Pretty little cafe on the walk around Muckross and Dinis. This is a lovely walk or cycle. It takes about 2 hours at your leisure and is not difficult.
Dinis Cottage
Pretty little cafe on the walk around Muckross and Dinis. This is a lovely walk or cycle. It takes about 2 hours at your leisure and is not difficult.
Amazing views and photography favourite
6 locals recommend
Ladies View Industries
6 locals recommend
Amazing views and photography favourite
Lake tours, a super trip on our beautiful lakes.
MV Lily of Killarney Watercoach
Lake tours, a super trip on our beautiful lakes.

Sports

Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre
For outdoor adventurers
9 Hole tricky golf course, very well laid out, but tough.
Ross Golf Club
9 Hole tricky golf course, very well laid out, but tough.
Championship Golf Course, Kileen, Irish Open has been played here, there are two other courses, Mahonys and a 9 Hole at Lackabane and a Driving range.
11 locals recommend
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
11 locals recommend
Championship Golf Course, Kileen, Irish Open has been played here, there are two other courses, Mahonys and a 9 Hole at Lackabane and a Driving range.
Beautiful Links course
Dooks Golf Club
Beautiful Links course
The most helpful people in cycling business. Just around the corner, just ask for David.
O'Sullivans Cycles
The most helpful people in cycling business. Just around the corner, just ask for David.
Swimming pool 25 metres, Gym, Squash Courts, Tennis Courts and Pitch and Putt
Aquila Club Leisure Centre
Swimming pool 25 metres, Gym, Squash Courts, Tennis Courts and Pitch and Putt
Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre
Swimming Pool and Gym
3 fantastic challenging courses. All with beautiful lake views.
11 locals recommend
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
11 locals recommend
3 fantastic challenging courses. All with beautiful lake views.

Pub

Great food, music and drink.
35 locals recommend
John M Reidy
4 Main St
35 locals recommend
Great food, music and drink.
Cosy pub, with great food and local chats
13 locals recommend
The Laurels Pub & Restaurant
13 locals recommend
Cosy pub, with great food and local chats
Also known locally as Teddys, great music and banter
10 locals recommend
O'Connors Traditional Pub
7 High Street
10 locals recommend
Also known locally as Teddys, great music and banter
Cocktail and Bar and Restaurant. An evening well spent here.
The Cellar - the Ross Killarney
Cocktail and Bar and Restaurant. An evening well spent here.
Late night music and enterainment
15 locals recommend
Killarney Grand
15 locals recommend
Late night music and enterainment
Craft beers, good music, oldest pub in Killarney?
11 locals recommend
Courtney's Bar
24 Plunkett St
11 locals recommend
Craft beers, good music, oldest pub in Killarney?

Food scene

Super service and reasonably priced
8 locals recommend
Genting Thai Restaurant
8 locals recommend
Super service and reasonably priced
Great Selection of Whiskey and craft beers. Superb food available also.
7 locals recommend
Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder
93 New St
7 locals recommend
Great Selection of Whiskey and craft beers. Superb food available also.
Superb fish, take away or seated
20 locals recommend
Quinlan's Seafood Bar
77 High Street
20 locals recommend
Superb fish, take away or seated
Super Mexican Restaurant
Casita Mexicana
Super Mexican Restaurant
Tapas Wine Bar, small and intimate, superb
Curious Cat Wine Bar
4 New Market Ln
Tapas Wine Bar, small and intimate, superb
A sister to Curios Cat Wine bar, fabulous for breakfast.
Curious Cat Café
A sister to Curios Cat Wine bar, fabulous for breakfast.
Great Indian Restaurant, takeaway and eat inhouse
6 locals recommend
Bombay Palace
10 College St
6 locals recommend
Great Indian Restaurant, takeaway and eat inhouse
Great Seafood and other, very popular.
Kitty O’Se’s Seafood and Grill Restaurant
Great Seafood and other, very popular.
Fabulous pizzas and Italian food, good wine list too.
Little Italy Pizzeria Cafe Gelateria
Fabulous pizzas and Italian food, good wine list too.
5* Hotel, with amazing service
The Killarney Park
5* Hotel, with amazing service
Asian Fusion just around the corner, they also do a take away service. Fantastic food.
Toba Southeast Asian Restaurant
52 High Street
Asian Fusion just around the corner, they also do a take away service. Fantastic food.
Excellent example of local hospitality and good Irish cuisine.
Cronins Restaurant
Excellent example of local hospitality and good Irish cuisine.
Quaint little daytime bakery and cafe. Beautiful products.
9 locals recommend
Petit Delice
41-42 High Street
9 locals recommend
Quaint little daytime bakery and cafe. Beautiful products.
Very affordable Asian cuisine. Lovely staff and food.
6 locals recommend
Khao Asian Street Food
66 High Street
6 locals recommend
Very affordable Asian cuisine. Lovely staff and food.

Churches

A Pugin legacy. Beautifully located beside the entrance to Demnse (part of National Park) just inside the gates is a lovely thatch cottage which you can have a refreshment after being in the church.
7 locals recommend
Saint Mary's Cathedral
7 locals recommend
A Pugin legacy. Beautifully located beside the entrance to Demnse (part of National Park) just inside the gates is a lovely thatch cottage which you can have a refreshment after being in the church.
Beautiful local friary, there is an amazing alter inside and our Friars are always so friendly and may even show you their private walled garden with Stations of the Cross.
Irish Franciscans, Killarney
Beautiful local friary, there is an amazing alter inside and our Friars are always so friendly and may even show you their private walled garden with Stations of the Cross.
A beautiful church right in the middle of the town. A haven of tranquility. Mass 11am Sunday.
St Mary's Church of Ireland, Killarney ("the Church of the Sloes")
A beautiful church right in the middle of the town. A haven of tranquility. Mass 11am Sunday.
Pugin was the architect. I is a beautiful example of his work. Mass times daily mass 10.30am 6.30pm weekdays 6.15pm Saturday vigil. 8am,10.30am and 12pm Sundays
7 locals recommend
Saint Mary's Cathedral
7 locals recommend
Pugin was the architect. I is a beautiful example of his work. Mass times daily mass 10.30am 6.30pm weekdays 6.15pm Saturday vigil. 8am,10.30am and 12pm Sundays

Traveler advice

Getting around

Own Car, Coach Tours or Bicycle

Car park across from house. Bicycles may be hired from O'Sullivans Bike shop around the corner. Coach tours around Kerry, may be booked at Dero's Tours, Gap of Dunloe Tour operators, or O'Connor Tours Ross Road, Killarney. Boat trips around the lakes through Gap of Dunloe. The Killarney Tourist Office will arrange for your also, they also have literature on all the amenities available in Killarney and surrounding areas.