Niamh's Guidebook to Killarney

Niamh
Niamh's Guidebook to Killarney

Sightseeing

Beautiful gardens, traditional farms (take the kids - it is fab!), craft centre and restaurant www.muckross-house.ie
17 locals recommend
Muckross House & Gardens
17 locals recommend
Beautiful gardens, traditional farms (take the kids - it is fab!), craft centre and restaurant www.muckross-house.ie
You'll find Torc Waterfall at the base of Torc Mountain in County Kerry, 7km from Killarney Town and around 2.5km from the entrance to Muckross House & Gardens
19 locals recommend
Torc
19 locals recommend
You'll find Torc Waterfall at the base of Torc Mountain in County Kerry, 7km from Killarney Town and around 2.5km from the entrance to Muckross House & Gardens
19 locals recommend
Ring of Kerry
19 locals recommend
Step back in time and take a traditional Jaunting Car to Ross Castle, in Muckross House and Gardens or through the Killarney National Park. What better way to savour the scenery! Sit back and enjoy the leisurely spin and let the Jarvey man entertain you with stories, folklore and maybe some tall tales.
7 locals recommend
Killarney Jaunting Cars - Tangney Tours
7 locals recommend
Step back in time and take a traditional Jaunting Car to Ross Castle, in Muckross House and Gardens or through the Killarney National Park. What better way to savour the scenery! Sit back and enjoy the leisurely spin and let the Jarvey man entertain you with stories, folklore and maybe some tall tales.

Boat Trips

One of my personal favourites - a trip with Dux (O'Donoghue) - either around the lakes or from Ross Castle to the Gap of Dunloe - the latter is approx. 1.5 hour boat trip and upon arrival at the gap you can either walk through to Kate Kearneys Cottage (approx 10km) or get a jaunting car through the gap - on a nice day you couldn't be doing anything better!! https://gapofdunloetraditionalboattours.com/
Gap Of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours
One of my personal favourites - a trip with Dux (O'Donoghue) - either around the lakes or from Ross Castle to the Gap of Dunloe - the latter is approx. 1.5 hour boat trip and upon arrival at the gap you can either walk through to Kate Kearneys Cottage (approx 10km) or get a jaunting car through the gap - on a nice day you couldn't be doing anything better!! https://gapofdunloetraditionalboattours.com/
If activity sports are your thing, why not Kayak on Killarney’s Lakes and take a trip to Innisfallen Island and experience the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings. There are several operators providing guided kayak tours on the lakes.
Kayaking Killarney Irish Adventures
If activity sports are your thing, why not Kayak on Killarney’s Lakes and take a trip to Innisfallen Island and experience the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings. There are several operators providing guided kayak tours on the lakes.

City/town information

Vibrant and welcoming - I am so proud to be from Killarney! Loads to do and see - from fabulous restaurants and bars to the incredibly beautiful surrounding countryside which makes Killarney a very special place indeed. Brim full of history, heritage, activities, and world class hospitality.
45 locals recommend
Killarney
45 locals recommend
Vibrant and welcoming - I am so proud to be from Killarney! Loads to do and see - from fabulous restaurants and bars to the incredibly beautiful surrounding countryside which makes Killarney a very special place indeed. Brim full of history, heritage, activities, and world class hospitality.
https://dingle-peninsula.ie/
48 locals recommend
Dingle
48 locals recommend
https://dingle-peninsula.ie/
36 locals recommend
Kenmare
36 locals recommend

Beaches

In my opinion one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerry https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/derrynane-beach-in-kerry/ Approx. 90mins drive from Killarney
11 locals recommend
Derrynane Beach
11 locals recommend
In my opinion one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerry https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/derrynane-beach-in-kerry/ Approx. 90mins drive from Killarney
Banna Beach is 7 miles north west of Tralee. It's a beautiful Blue Flag beach that extends for miles. This is a walkers paradise with views of the mountains of the Dingle Peninsula on the southwest horizon, Kerry Head and the Maulin Mountain to the northwest and straight out to sea you can see Mucklaghmore Rock. The sand dunes here are a designated conservation area with rare plants and animals. It's is a popular surfing spot with surfing lessons and summer camps. Approx. 45 mins from Killarney
12 locals recommend
Banna Strand
12 locals recommend
Banna Beach is 7 miles north west of Tralee. It's a beautiful Blue Flag beach that extends for miles. This is a walkers paradise with views of the mountains of the Dingle Peninsula on the southwest horizon, Kerry Head and the Maulin Mountain to the northwest and straight out to sea you can see Mucklaghmore Rock. The sand dunes here are a designated conservation area with rare plants and animals. It's is a popular surfing spot with surfing lessons and summer camps. Approx. 45 mins from Killarney
Inch Strand is 3 miles of sandy beach, ideal for bathing, sea angling, surfing and many other water sports. It is located on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. Approx. 45 mins from Killarney
33 locals recommend
Inch Beach
33 locals recommend
Inch Strand is 3 miles of sandy beach, ideal for bathing, sea angling, surfing and many other water sports. It is located on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. Approx. 45 mins from Killarney

Food scene

Very popular steak and seafood restaurant
Flesk
14 Main St
Very popular steak and seafood restaurant
A personal favourite - warm and welcoming interiors and consistently wonderful food
14 locals recommend
Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House
26 High Street
14 locals recommend
A personal favourite - warm and welcoming interiors and consistently wonderful food
I love this restaurant - it has ambiance and reasonably priced food!
Stonechat Restaurant
I love this restaurant - it has ambiance and reasonably priced food!
Visit one of Killarneys newest pubs in what was one of Killarneys oldest shops and most photographed building, J. M. Reidy, with its old world charm and lovely courtyard area
35 locals recommend
John M Reidy
4 Main St
35 locals recommend
Visit one of Killarneys newest pubs in what was one of Killarneys oldest shops and most photographed building, J. M. Reidy, with its old world charm and lovely courtyard area

Fun for Kids

http://www.killarneyfalconry.com/ Killarney Falconry provides group and private hawk walks, you will set off around the beauty of killarney's lakelands to fly a hawk/or team of hawks and experience the unforgettable moment when a hawk swoops down from a tree to land on the your gloved fist. Each hawk walk is an experience with a falconer and hawk, or team of hawks, all to yourself while spectators may accompany you at your invitation. All ages and abilities can be catered for with reduced rates for families and groups. Pre-booking is essential for this experience of a lifetime.
Falconry Kerry (in Killarney)
http://www.killarneyfalconry.com/ Killarney Falconry provides group and private hawk walks, you will set off around the beauty of killarney's lakelands to fly a hawk/or team of hawks and experience the unforgettable moment when a hawk swoops down from a tree to land on the your gloved fist. Each hawk walk is an experience with a falconer and hawk, or team of hawks, all to yourself while spectators may accompany you at your invitation. All ages and abilities can be catered for with reduced rates for families and groups. Pre-booking is essential for this experience of a lifetime.
https://kennedyspetfarm.com/ Kennedys Pet Farm would like to extend a very warm welcome to you & would like to invite you to visit our Pet Farm and Playgrounds where we will make every effort to ensure that you have a most enjoyable day out in a safe & friendly environment. It is a haven for energetic kids and a chance for parents to relax and unwind.
9 locals recommend
Kennedys Pet Farm
9 locals recommend
https://kennedyspetfarm.com/ Kennedys Pet Farm would like to extend a very warm welcome to you & would like to invite you to visit our Pet Farm and Playgrounds where we will make every effort to ensure that you have a most enjoyable day out in a safe & friendly environment. It is a haven for energetic kids and a chance for parents to relax and unwind.
Killarney Leisure Centre - swimming/gym/classes etc http://killarney.coralleisure.ie/
Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre
Killarney Leisure Centre - swimming/gym/classes etc http://killarney.coralleisure.ie/

More Activities...

hoose from several world famous and renowned golf courses in and around Killarney town. Take your pick from a selection of lakeside, woodland, links, 9 hole, 18 hole and 36 hole courses including Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Ross Golf Club, Dunloe Golf Club, Beaufort Golf Club and Castlerosse Golf Club. Just a little further afield you also have Dooks Golf Club, Waterville Golf Club, Tralee Golf Club, Ballybunnion Golf Club and more.
11 locals recommend
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
11 locals recommend
hoose from several world famous and renowned golf courses in and around Killarney town. Take your pick from a selection of lakeside, woodland, links, 9 hole, 18 hole and 36 hole courses including Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Ross Golf Club, Dunloe Golf Club, Beaufort Golf Club and Castlerosse Golf Club. Just a little further afield you also have Dooks Golf Club, Waterville Golf Club, Tralee Golf Club, Ballybunnion Golf Club and more.
What better way to see Killarney National Park than on horse back! Go on one of the most scenic Horse Riding Treks in Ireland by trekking through the spectacular Killarney National Park! Suitable for all levels. Visit Killarney Riding Stables for more info and various packages from 1 to 3 hours through the park with views of Ross Castle, Ross Island, the Killarney lakes and Mountains. Hacking, Treking & Trail Riding tours available
Killarney Riding Stables
What better way to see Killarney National Park than on horse back! Go on one of the most scenic Horse Riding Treks in Ireland by trekking through the spectacular Killarney National Park! Suitable for all levels. Visit Killarney Riding Stables for more info and various packages from 1 to 3 hours through the park with views of Ross Castle, Ross Island, the Killarney lakes and Mountains. Hacking, Treking & Trail Riding tours available
https://www.killarneybikerental.com/killarney-cycling-routes/
Killarney Bike Tours
35-29 Main Street
https://www.killarneybikerental.com/killarney-cycling-routes/
Only a 3 min drive from the apartment at Killarney Racecourse https://www.naveyoga.com/
Navé Yoga / Yoga Studio and Yoga Teacher Training Centre
Only a 3 min drive from the apartment at Killarney Racecourse https://www.naveyoga.com/