Guidebook for Killarney

Christina
Guidebook for Killarney

Parks & Nature

53 locals recommend
Killarney National Park
53 locals recommend
There are a number of trails in this area. If you're up for it, there a steps known as the cardiac steps which are worth the climb for the views over the lakes. (need to be relatively fit)
19 locals recommend
Torc
19 locals recommend
There are a number of trails in this area. If you're up for it, there a steps known as the cardiac steps which are worth the climb for the views over the lakes. (need to be relatively fit)
17 locals recommend
Ross Castle
17 locals recommend
Tropical Gardens and a thai restaurant located here. Recently opened Irelands longest rope bridge here. If looking for a day trip with kids, make sure to stop here. If the weather permits, there is a lovely beach located just a short distance away also. http://www.kellsbay.ie/
Kells House
Tropical Gardens and a thai restaurant located here. Recently opened Irelands longest rope bridge here. If looking for a day trip with kids, make sure to stop here. If the weather permits, there is a lovely beach located just a short distance away also. http://www.kellsbay.ie/
17 locals recommend
Rossbeigh Strand
17 locals recommend
Killarney Lake Tours
Walking Trail for the expierienced walkers. Tough terrain but fantastic landscape.
The Kerryway
Walking Trail for the expierienced walkers. Tough terrain but fantastic landscape.
Derrynane Beach
33 locals recommend
Inch Beach
33 locals recommend
Only for the experienced... Great surfing location.
6 locals recommend
St. Finian's Bay
6 locals recommend
Only for the experienced... Great surfing location.

Sightseeing

World famous route with stunning views and points of interest. Comparable to the great ocean drive in Australia only better.
26 locals recommend
Ring of Kerry
26 locals recommend
World famous route with stunning views and points of interest. Comparable to the great ocean drive in Australia only better.
For a small island off the beaten track, it offers so much to do and see it is a must visit. Get the ferry across from Renard point. Visit Gleanleam beach and gardens, the lighthouse, dinosaur footprints, Geokaun Mountain and bray tower.
34 locals recommend
Valentia Island
34 locals recommend
For a small island off the beaten track, it offers so much to do and see it is a must visit. Get the ferry across from Renard point. Visit Gleanleam beach and gardens, the lighthouse, dinosaur footprints, Geokaun Mountain and bray tower.
One of my most favourite places to visit on a sunny day.
10 locals recommend
Geokaun mountain and Fogher Cliffs
10 locals recommend
One of my most favourite places to visit on a sunny day.
Again off the main thoroughfare a small bit but a great point of interest.
10 locals recommend
Cahergall Stone Fort
10 locals recommend
Again off the main thoroughfare a small bit but a great point of interest.
Closed to motor traffic, grab a horse drawn carriage to make your way through this fantastic landscape.
20 locals recommend
Gap of Dunloe
20 locals recommend
Closed to motor traffic, grab a horse drawn carriage to make your way through this fantastic landscape.
48 locals recommend
Dingle
48 locals recommend
www.blasketislands.ie
Blasket Islands
www.blasketislands.ie
This Skellig Ring is a small detour off the Ring of Kerry. It is less well known as the roads are too narrow for buses to travel but it is worth the drive. Firstly, take the ferry from Renard point in Cahersiveen, this brings you to Valentia Island (www.valentiaisland.ie) I have highlighted points of interest in Valentia below. The route then takes you into the fishing village of Portmagee. From there you travel up over the mountain Coomanaspig passing spectacular cliffs (www.kerrycliffs.com), if you have time there are some fabulous views from there. The road then travels into St. Finians bay a rural village with a beach that is re-knowned for surfing. Here you will also find a chocolate factory with a nice cafe where you can treat yourself to some very tasty confectionery. Leaving here the road brings you into Ballinskelligs bay, there are two beaches here that stretch out for miles, great time to take a break from the driving and take a stroll along one of them and enjoy the sea breeze. The route then takes you back to Waterville and the Ring of Kerry Route.
Skellig Ring
This Skellig Ring is a small detour off the Ring of Kerry. It is less well known as the roads are too narrow for buses to travel but it is worth the drive. Firstly, take the ferry from Renard point in Cahersiveen, this brings you to Valentia Island (www.valentiaisland.ie) I have highlighted points of interest in Valentia below. The route then takes you into the fishing village of Portmagee. From there you travel up over the mountain Coomanaspig passing spectacular cliffs (www.kerrycliffs.com), if you have time there are some fabulous views from there. The road then travels into St. Finians bay a rural village with a beach that is re-knowned for surfing. Here you will also find a chocolate factory with a nice cafe where you can treat yourself to some very tasty confectionery. Leaving here the road brings you into Ballinskelligs bay, there are two beaches here that stretch out for miles, great time to take a break from the driving and take a stroll along one of them and enjoy the sea breeze. The route then takes you back to Waterville and the Ring of Kerry Route.
This is another great driving route. It takes you around the Dingle peninsula and has spectacular ocean views and passes through many small villages that embodies what rural living in Ireland. There are plenty places to stop to enjoy the day. The route is full of amazing views, around every turn there is a different angle to appreciate the scenery. Make sure to stop at the beehive huts and the Blasket Centre. Top Gear were filming here recently and Matt Le Blanc described it as paradise with 'great scenery, great roads and great people'. I would advise to travel in a clockwise direction as the roads are narrow and it is easier and safer to go with the flow of traffic.
16 locals recommend
Slea Head Drive
16 locals recommend
This is another great driving route. It takes you around the Dingle peninsula and has spectacular ocean views and passes through many small villages that embodies what rural living in Ireland. There are plenty places to stop to enjoy the day. The route is full of amazing views, around every turn there is a different angle to appreciate the scenery. Make sure to stop at the beehive huts and the Blasket Centre. Top Gear were filming here recently and Matt Le Blanc described it as paradise with 'great scenery, great roads and great people'. I would advise to travel in a clockwise direction as the roads are narrow and it is easier and safer to go with the flow of traffic.
UNESCO SITE. Famous Islands off the coast of South West Kerry. Only accessible by boat, early booking is essential. Star wars was filmed here in 2016 and has only added to its attraction. http://skelligislands.com/ If it is not possible for you to visit the island, I would strongly recommend visiting the Skellig Experience Centre on Valentia Island for the next best thing.
47 locals recommend
Great Skellig
47 locals recommend
UNESCO SITE. Famous Islands off the coast of South West Kerry. Only accessible by boat, early booking is essential. Star wars was filmed here in 2016 and has only added to its attraction. http://skelligislands.com/ If it is not possible for you to visit the island, I would strongly recommend visiting the Skellig Experience Centre on Valentia Island for the next best thing.
Last stop on the way to the Gap of Dunloe.
9 locals recommend
Kate Kearney's Cottage
9 locals recommend
Last stop on the way to the Gap of Dunloe.
Nice town to walk around, keep an eye out for the local artisan markets and fairs
36 locals recommend
Kenmare
36 locals recommend
Nice town to walk around, keep an eye out for the local artisan markets and fairs
Stand on the edge of the world, great lookout point and nice walking trail.
8 locals recommend
Bray Head
8 locals recommend
Stand on the edge of the world, great lookout point and nice walking trail.
12 locals recommend
Kerry Cliffs Portmagee
12 locals recommend
Visit a family friendly farm, great way to entertain the kids
10 locals recommend
Kennedys Pet Farm
10 locals recommend
Visit a family friendly farm, great way to entertain the kids
19 locals recommend
Crag Cave
19 locals recommend

Arts & Culture

45 locals recommend
Muckross House
45 locals recommend
http://www.skelligexperience.com/
7 locals recommend
The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre
7 locals recommend
http://www.skelligexperience.com/
The museum and gardens have recently undergone renovations. If you have small kids there is a fantastic fairy trail in the woods that they would love. There is also a great beach within short walking distance.
18 locals recommend
Derrynane House
18 locals recommend
The museum and gardens have recently undergone renovations. If you have small kids there is a fantastic fairy trail in the woods that they would love. There is also a great beach within short walking distance.
Ionad An Bhlascaoid Mhoir/The Blasket Centre
17 locals recommend

Food Scene

Steakhouse, burgers and fajitta's http://theporterhousekillarney.com/menus/a-la-carte-menu/
12 locals recommend
Porterhouse Restaurant
26 Plunkett St
12 locals recommend
Steakhouse, burgers and fajitta's http://theporterhousekillarney.com/menus/a-la-carte-menu/
Italian restaurant http://www.milano.ie/our-food/mains
Milano
16 Main St
Italian restaurant http://www.milano.ie/our-food/mains
Nice and simple and budget friendly http://www.macsofmainstreet.com/menu_dinner.html
Mac's Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlour
6 Main Street
Nice and simple and budget friendly http://www.macsofmainstreet.com/menu_dinner.html
Fresh fish and chips http://seafoodbar.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/seafoodbar_menu.jpg
20 locals recommend
Quinlan's Seafood Bar
77 High Street
20 locals recommend
Fresh fish and chips http://seafoodbar.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/seafoodbar_menu.jpg
Great food and atmosphere http://www.gentingthai.ie/menu/
8 locals recommend
Genting Thai Restaurant
8 locals recommend
Great food and atmosphere http://www.gentingthai.ie/menu/
Great for lunch, snacks or a simple coffee http://www.jam.ie/pdfs/jam-cafe_menus.pdf
jam - Killarney
Great for lunch, snacks or a simple coffee http://www.jam.ie/pdfs/jam-cafe_menus.pdf
Perfect for a date night http://www.murphysofkillarney.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Lord-Kenmares-a-la-carte-menu.pdf
Lord Kenmares Restaurant
18 College St
Perfect for a date night http://www.murphysofkillarney.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Lord-Kenmares-a-la-carte-menu.pdf
Kerry Coast Inn. Great spot for food if in Caherciveen. They have a varied menu and fantastic daily specials. You will definitely be satisfied after a stop here.
Franks Corner
Kerry Coast Inn. Great spot for food if in Caherciveen. They have a varied menu and fantastic daily specials. You will definitely be satisfied after a stop here.
http://www.ocarrollscove.ie/index.php/food Great stop for food when doing the Ring of Kerry. The bar and restaurant sits right on the beach so you can sit and enjoy the food and drink from a wonderful vantage point.
7 locals recommend
O'Carroll's Cove Beach Bar & Restaurant
7 locals recommend
http://www.ocarrollscove.ie/index.php/food Great stop for food when doing the Ring of Kerry. The bar and restaurant sits right on the beach so you can sit and enjoy the food and drink from a wonderful vantage point.
Good food and wine http://www.thesmokehouse.ie/menu.html
The Smoke House
Good food and wine http://www.thesmokehouse.ie/menu.html
See how chocolate is made, while enjoying a cup of coffee with a fantastic view. World renowned. https://www.skelligschocolate.com/
24 locals recommend
Skelligs Chocolate and Cafe
24 locals recommend
See how chocolate is made, while enjoying a cup of coffee with a fantastic view. World renowned. https://www.skelligschocolate.com/

Drinks & Nightlife

Lord of the Ring Fans http://www.theshirekillarney.com/
The Shire Bar & Cafe
Lord of the Ring Fans http://www.theshirekillarney.com/
McSorley's Bar and Nightclub
Nice outdoor area with live music
Scotts Hotel Killarney
Nice outdoor area with live music
8 locals recommend
Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder
93 New St
8 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar http://www.theross.ie/cocktail-menu.html
9 locals recommend
The Ross
9 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar http://www.theross.ie/cocktail-menu.html

Entertainment & Activities

Killarney High Ropes
CinemaKillarney
Concert and festival venue
17 locals recommend
INEC Killarney
17 locals recommend
Concert and festival venue
For the little kids
The Playdium
2 94017. Sk.
For the little kids
Tralee Bay Wetlands Nature Reserve offers an interactive wildlife exhibition, guided nature boat tour, 20 metre viewing tower, bird hides and nature board walk. The Activity Centre has padalo boats, rowing boats, water zorbing and a climbing wall. Great activity day for all the family
22 locals recommend
Tralee Bay Wetlands
22 locals recommend
Tralee Bay Wetlands Nature Reserve offers an interactive wildlife exhibition, guided nature boat tour, 20 metre viewing tower, bird hides and nature board walk. The Activity Centre has padalo boats, rowing boats, water zorbing and a climbing wall. Great activity day for all the family
Activity Centre for small kids
Buddies Play Centre
Activity Centre for small kids
Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club
The Irish Open was held here in 2012
11 locals recommend
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
11 locals recommend
The Irish Open was held here in 2012

Getting Around

Killarney Shuttle Bus
7 locals recommend
Kerry Airport
7 locals recommend
David O'sullivan
18 New St
7 locals recommend
Killarney
7 locals recommend
Killarney, Killarney Bus Station
Killarney Taxi and Limos 087 4017009 Taxi Service 087 2694646
Killarney Taxi, taxi services to killarney and the kerry area.
Killarney Taxi and Limos 087 4017009 Taxi Service 087 2694646