Ciara's Guidebook

Ciara
Ciara's Guidebook

Sightseeing

This is less than a ten min drive. Its a lovely place to spend a few hours, tour the house, walk the gardens, definately cycle if you can. there great tracks for the kids esp from here to torc waterfall or to muckross abbey or dinis cottage teahouse. the traditional farms are also here and well worth a visit. there is a restaurant here. i dont recommend the hot food but the teas and buns are nice to have and you can eat out on the lawn if weather nice.
45 locals recommend
Muckross House
45 locals recommend
This is less than a ten min drive. Its a lovely place to spend a few hours, tour the house, walk the gardens, definately cycle if you can. there great tracks for the kids esp from here to torc waterfall or to muckross abbey or dinis cottage teahouse. the traditional farms are also here and well worth a visit. there is a restaurant here. i dont recommend the hot food but the teas and buns are nice to have and you can eat out on the lawn if weather nice.
about a 15 min drive from house. dont really recommend the waterboats unless with small children. definately recommend a boat or kayak trip from here. lovely walks to the old copper mines from ross castle, bicycle friendly.
44 locals recommend
Ross Castle
44 locals recommend
about a 15 min drive from house. dont really recommend the waterboats unless with small children. definately recommend a boat or kayak trip from here. lovely walks to the old copper mines from ross castle, bicycle friendly.
get a take away coffee or treat in town and sit in these gardens. the house is a great tour.. maybe leave it for rainy day
7 locals recommend
Killarney House and Gardens
7 locals recommend
get a take away coffee or treat in town and sit in these gardens. the house is a great tour.. maybe leave it for rainy day
you can get here by walking from muckross house. circa 2km walk, very pretty walk. very flat so bicycle and buggy friendly. or otherwise there is a car park beside it. this is 10mins from house.
33 locals recommend
Torc Waterfall
33 locals recommend
you can get here by walking from muckross house. circa 2km walk, very pretty walk. very flat so bicycle and buggy friendly. or otherwise there is a car park beside it. this is 10mins from house.
this is such a scenic trip. have lunch at kate kearneys and walk as far as black stream bridge and back or further if you feel up to it. alternatively there are jarvey trips here too. strikeen mountain also here on the left. low to moderate climb.
30 locals recommend
Gap of Dunloe
30 locals recommend
this is such a scenic trip. have lunch at kate kearneys and walk as far as black stream bridge and back or further if you feel up to it. alternatively there are jarvey trips here too. strikeen mountain also here on the left. low to moderate climb.
great place to cycle. views of the lakes and a little coffee shop in knockreer cottage overlooking the cathedral (which is run for charity)
Demense
great place to cycle. views of the lakes and a little coffee shop in knockreer cottage overlooking the cathedral (which is run for charity)
15 min drive. local viewing point
Ladies View
15 min drive. local viewing point
one of my favourite trips in killarney.
Gap Of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours
one of my favourite trips in killarney.
270km so full day trip. try to leave til a clear day as views will be missing on foggy day. stop off along the way in sneem, kenmare and waterville and cahernane house.
19 locals recommend
Ring of Kerry
19 locals recommend
270km so full day trip. try to leave til a clear day as views will be missing on foggy day. stop off along the way in sneem, kenmare and waterville and cahernane house.
i prefer this drive to the ring of kerry. its just so spectaular, lots of beaches. stop at paidis in ventry for a pint or quinns in ventry for food. some lovely food spots in dingle town also.
6 locals recommend
Slea Head Drive
6 locals recommend
i prefer this drive to the ring of kerry. its just so spectaular, lots of beaches. stop at paidis in ventry for a pint or quinns in ventry for food. some lovely food spots in dingle town also.
dingle town is a lovely day trip if you have time. circa 1hour 15mins from the cottage. even the drive there is scenic, ( go by inch beach). take the conor pass home if the weather is clear.
48 locals recommend
Dingle
48 locals recommend
dingle town is a lovely day trip if you have time. circa 1hour 15mins from the cottage. even the drive there is scenic, ( go by inch beach). take the conor pass home if the weather is clear.
I have never used this company but what i do recommend is a kayak trip to inisfallen island which is a 5th century monestary in the lakes of killarney.
Wild N Happy
I have never used this company but what i do recommend is a kayak trip to inisfallen island which is a 5th century monestary in the lakes of killarney.
i love this spot. great music at the weekends.
10 locals recommend
O'Connors Traditional Pub
7 High Street
10 locals recommend
i love this spot. great music at the weekends.
have been a few times and still enjoy this. great for families and groups. the experience is very interactive
Muckross Traditional Farms
have been a few times and still enjoy this. great for families and groups. the experience is very interactive
If you have spare time, or around kenmare for the day, this is a nice walk to do. there is a fee for this
20 locals recommend
Gleninchaquin Waterfall Amenity Area
20 locals recommend
If you have spare time, or around kenmare for the day, this is a nice walk to do. there is a fee for this
most scenic beach in ireland i think. stop here when on ring of kerry tour day
11 locals recommend
Derrynane Beach
11 locals recommend
most scenic beach in ireland i think. stop here when on ring of kerry tour day
home to one of irelands most famous patriots, daniel o'connell, the libratator. if on the ring of kerry and enjoy history, then worth a visit.
Derrynane House
home to one of irelands most famous patriots, daniel o'connell, the libratator. if on the ring of kerry and enjoy history, then worth a visit.
Torc mountain itself has a railway sleeper path up to top from back of mountain. take the road called old kenmare road and drive to car park and walk from there. the climb will take 3 to 4 hours up and down. the views at the top are worth it.
15 locals recommend
Torc Mountain
15 locals recommend
Torc mountain itself has a railway sleeper path up to top from back of mountain. take the road called old kenmare road and drive to car park and walk from there. the climb will take 3 to 4 hours up and down. the views at the top are worth it.
5 min drive from house. views of the devils punchbowl.. if time is an issue, i prefer either torc mountain or even the climb up horses glen from the door of our house
Mangerton Mountain
5 min drive from house. views of the devils punchbowl.. if time is an issue, i prefer either torc mountain or even the climb up horses glen from the door of our house
highest mountain in ireland at 1000m and will need to hire a tour guide. actually most people with a reasonable level of fitness can climb it. i did this a few years ago and found it mamageable.
18 locals recommend
Carrauntoohil
18 locals recommend
highest mountain in ireland at 1000m and will need to hire a tour guide. actually most people with a reasonable level of fitness can climb it. i did this a few years ago and found it mamageable.
about 45 mins drive, a great place for surfing and body boarding or walking. very open beach so colder than most. on the road to dingle too
33 locals recommend
Inch Beach
33 locals recommend
about 45 mins drive, a great place for surfing and body boarding or walking. very open beach so colder than most. on the road to dingle too
great for kids for a rainy day. about 40 min drive
21 locals recommend
Aqua Dome
21 locals recommend
great for kids for a rainy day. about 40 min drive
another for kids.. about 40 min drive from cottage in tralee.
22 locals recommend
Tralee Bay Wetlands
22 locals recommend
another for kids.. about 40 min drive from cottage in tralee.
good for smaller kids, more of a rainy day idea. circa 40 mins away
19 locals recommend
Crag Cave
19 locals recommend
good for smaller kids, more of a rainy day idea. circa 40 mins away
great play zone
10 locals recommend
Kennedys Pet Farm
10 locals recommend
great play zone

Food Scene

traditional pub. lovely lunches here. great music in evenings but gets very very busy and likely will be standing
35 locals recommend
John M Reidy
4 Main St
35 locals recommend
traditional pub. lovely lunches here. great music in evenings but gets very very busy and likely will be standing
great pub grub. lovely beer garden out the back
13 locals recommend
The Laurels Pub & Restaurant
13 locals recommend
great pub grub. lovely beer garden out the back
just wow! the friendliest 5 star hotel. the main courses in the brasserie are quite reasonable and the views are the best in ireland. also a tea or coffee in the lobby on a rainy day is fabulous.
15 locals recommend
The Europe Hotel & Resort
15 locals recommend
just wow! the friendliest 5 star hotel. the main courses in the brasserie are quite reasonable and the views are the best in ireland. also a tea or coffee in the lobby on a rainy day is fabulous.
lovely for brunch
Café Du Parc
lovely for brunch
lovely little spot off the main street
Curious Cat Café
lovely little spot off the main street
just a couple of mins from our doorstep, local ice cream is made at our neighbours farm.. you can visit and taste yourself (open sundays and all weekends during summer). yum
Muckross Creamery
00 Muckross Road
just a couple of mins from our doorstep, local ice cream is made at our neighbours farm.. you can visit and taste yourself (open sundays and all weekends during summer). yum
if beer and pizza is your thing, this is for you. this is a local brewer and my fav beer is Killarney Blonde..
7 locals recommend
Killarney Brewing Company
7 locals recommend
if beer and pizza is your thing, this is for you. this is a local brewer and my fav beer is Killarney Blonde..
The Mad Monk by Quinlans
21-22 Plunkett Street
seafood heaven