Visit Killarney: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Killarney

Ladies View
Lakes? Check. Mountains? Check. Gigantic expanse of sky you can stare at for hours? Check! Ladies View has all the classic elements of unforgettable scenery, but the fact it's part of the Ring of Kerry takes things up to the next level. Rugged peaks rise like sentinels on either side of a valley floor that's carpeted with greenery and the shimmering waters of the Killarney lakes. It's the kind of view where every feature combines to make a truly breathtaking composition.
Muckross House and Gardens
From the small and quiet to the grand and sublime, a trip to Muckross House captures the full range of Killarney's natural beauty. Parts of the gardens are carefully cultivated, with neat paths, manicured hedgerows and plants selected with an eye for detail, so their blooms create bursts of color. But look out over Lake Muckross and you'll be surprised by the wild side of the Irish countryside – rugged mountains arcing towards the sky, untamed acres of woodland, and glittering waters that look silver in the sun.
Muckross Traditional Farms
We've all dreamed of living a life of rural bliss – who wouldn’t enjoy some fresh air and freedom while surrounded by endless greenery and sweet birdsong? The Muckross Traditional Farms gives visitors an eye-opening glimpse into this ideal, where you can learn how farmers lived in an age without electricity or mechanization. You'll definitely get a new appreciation for how tough the working day must have been, but the views across the serenely stunning Killarney countryside are a relaxing reminder of the appeal of this long-lost lifestyle.
Innisfallen Island
In characteristic Irish fashion, this small island in the middle of Lough Leane is steeped in history and romance. After a short boat ride you can explore the remains of a 7th-century monastery where the Annals of Innisfallen—a history of ancient Ireland—were written. These long-abandoned ruins give you a sense of tranquillity and silence that's worlds away from the hectic pace of modern life. The grand, shining expanses of the Killarney Lakes only add to this feeling of serene contemplation.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
A very beautiful and hospitable town definitely worth coming to! You really should go hiking and visit the National park, you will never regret. And don't forget to try Murphy's Icecream - so far the best in the world.
Ольга
Ukraine
May 20, 2017
10
Exceptional
Great spot ! Where memories are made ! Unforgettable !!food excellent , we ate at the races , in the gleneagles and Scott's hotel to check out the competition !!
thomas
Ireland
May 18, 2017
10
Exceptional
Great town to explore the Ring of Kerry from. Lots of excellent restaurants and bars to visit in the evening. Situated right up against the beautiful national park. Highly recommend a visit.
Joseph
United States of America
May 21, 2017
8
Very Good
lively town with plenty of facilities to eat and drink and a great location being so close to Killarney national park and the ring of kerry
James
United Kingdom
May 19, 2017
8
Very Good
Great Tourist Centre..lovely walking through the Killarney National Park and Killarney Lakes.
Jennifer
Canada
May 18, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Killarney

Old Killarney Cottages

8.6 Excellent

Score from 677 reviews

$224

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “beautiful building”
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  • “very clean”
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The Europe Hotel & Resort

9.5 Exceptional

Score from 1,339 reviews

$268

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    210 related reviews
  • “amazing views”
    163 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    123 related reviews
Hotel Killarney

8.2 Very Good

Score from 2,170 reviews

$88

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    355 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    254 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    187 related reviews
The Brehon

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 1,272 reviews

$150

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    193 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    130 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
    90 related reviews
Eviston House Hotel

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,862 reviews

$88

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    293 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    244 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    123 related reviews
The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments

8.6 Excellent

Score from 1,436 reviews

$117

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    197 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    161 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    86 related reviews
Scott's Hotel

8.9 Excellent

Score from 1,768 reviews

$123

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    323 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    270 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    115 related reviews
Killarney Riverside Hotel

8.6 Excellent

Score from 1,801 reviews

$100

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    391 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    193 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    178 related reviews
Killarney Court Hotel

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,872 reviews

$88

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    302 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    182 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    175 related reviews
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Recommended in Killarney

Ever shop you go into People want to be helpfull Restuarants (especially Flesc) Staff friendly and helpfull. Always willing to advise you on best places to go and and whats on in the area

I visited in early November and avoided the crowds while still enjoying all Killarney has to offer. The weather was even lovely while I was there.

There is so much to see that faster methods of travel wont give you time to see as much

Beautiful to spend so much time travelling around to take in all the fantastic scenery

Its a place can enjoy themselves while feeling safe and welcomed day and night.

Its not to big and there are lively shops with lovely stock

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Describe the nature in Killarney.

Waterfall, lakes, walking. Beautiful nature.

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the choice on menu and places to eat

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