Glencar

Travel Guide
Glencar featuring tranquil scenes, mountains and road cycling
Find typical rural Irish life in this welcoming village, offering outdoor adventures, historic treasures and plenty of time to appreciate the quiet peace.

Enjoy the slow pace of traditional village life in Glencar, a quaint spot nestled in the hills of County Kerry. Take long walks in the country, explore the sites of ancient settlements, look at mountain vistas and come home to a cozy homestead in the evening.

Discover lakes and rivers winding between rugged mountains where wildflowers grow. Wander through green forests and mysterious bogs. Cast a line in the beautiful Caragh Lake and Caragh River, popular with avid fishermen for their schools of trout and salmon. Join a local tour to hunt for rabbits, pheasants, ducks and snipes that abound in this region.

Walk along the river and see the historic Blackstones Bridge with its stone arches. Look for early Christian rock carvings at Cloon, a fascinating window into history. In Lickeen Forest, walk under the boughs of weathered trees covered in moss. Look up and see the summit of Carrauntoohil, the tallest mountain in Ireland.

Visit the two spectacular gaps, Ballaghisheen Pass and Ballaghbeama Gap, passes that link South Kerry with Mid Kerry. Hike or ride your bike over these hills and encounter barely a soul. Your companions will be the peaceful herds of sheep or the birds flying overhead. Find opportunities for many long and beautiful walking tours, such as a portion of the long-distance Kerry Way.

At Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre, go canoeing, kayaking, climbing and orienteering with the whole family. At the Red Fox Pub, next to nearby Kerry Bog Village, experience classic Irish hospitality as it’s been since the 18th century. This is just off the Ring of Kerry, the road that takes you all around this unique peninsula.

Stay in one of Glencar’s classic country houses for a glimpse into how life has been in this part of the world for centuries. In town find a collection of these inns and a local store. Glencar is remote but connected to neighboring villages Keeas and Coad by narrow roads.

The International Hotel Killarney
The International Hotel Killarney
4 out of 5
Kenmare Place, Killarney, Kerry
The price is €95 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
€95
per night
20 Feb - 21 Feb
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (571 reviews)
"Being downtown right next to so many shops and restaurants made this hotel very accessible and a fun stay. The hotel itself has beautiful woodwork and fancy carpet runners that make this traditional-style hotel feel like you are staying in a castle. The room was comfortable and had great amenities. ..."

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2023

The International Hotel Killarney
The Lake Hotel Killarney
The Lake Hotel Killarney
4 out of 5
On The Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry, 9359
The price is €152 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
€152
per night
1 Mar - 2 Mar
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (996 reviews)
10/10...Cannot recommend highly enough!
"We have been looking forward to staying here for quite some time. It did not disappoint! From the get go we were treated like royalty. Damien and his team of staff are all highly professional, welcoming and very pleasant to deal with. The view speaks for itself, absolutely breathtaking! We dined ..."

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2023

The Lake Hotel Killarney
Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa
Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Kenmare Square, Killarney, Kerry
The price is €124 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb
€124
per night
19 Feb - 20 Feb
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a full-service spa. Popular attractions St. Mary's Well and St. Mary's Church ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (600 reviews)
"The propery was lovely. It was decorated for Christmas and it was beautiful. Staff was great and always ready to help. We used the spa and it was wonderful. The services, ambiance, staff was top notch. Would not hesitate to recommend."

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2022

Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Wild Atlantic Apartments Killarney
Wild Atlantic Apartments Killarney
3.5 out of 5
1300 Block B, Hotel Killarney, Cork Road, Killarney, Kerry, V93 P043
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (61 reviews)
"Felt like home away from home. Communication was excellent as we had a late check-in and I would definately stay here again!"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2022

Wild Atlantic Apartments Killarney
Park Place Apartments
Park Place Apartments
4 out of 5
High Street, Killarney, Kerry, 00000
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (283 reviews)
Perfect location
"Great location and great size apartment with everything you could need. Only downside is a bit of street noise late night and early morning."

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2023

Park Place Apartments
Dingle Harbour Cottages 3 Bed Sleeps 6
Dingle Harbour Cottages 3 Bed Sleeps 6
3.5 out of 5
Dingle Harbour Cottages 1, Dingle, County Kerry, V92 WP94
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Dingle. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium and Irish Adventures are ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
"Perfect location. Walkable 6 minutes into restaurants and shops in downtown Dingle. Lots of space. electricity charge about 20 euros/day. Couldn't ask for more."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2022

Dingle Harbour Cottages 3 Bed Sleeps 6
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.