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Killarney
Travel Guide

Muckross House featuring a park, flowers and heritage elements

Killarney is known asthe gateway to the county or 'kingdom'of Kerry.The biggest attraction of the town is its beautiful surroundings of green, lushforest, lakes and high mountain peaks. Killarney itselfis a popular destination throughout the year, thanks to the 19th-centuryarchitecture, narrow cobbled streets and lively pubs. Stroll the cobblestonestreets and discover 19th-century architecture and beautiful trails in thisIrish town known for its pub culture, hospitality and mystical mountains.

Killarney is situatedin the southwest of Ireland and is surrounded by Killarney National Park. Thetown is the starting point of the famous tourist route, the Ring of Kerry. This177 kilometre route offers include forests, waterfalls and beautiful, unspoiltcoastline.

Explore the narrow streets of Killarneywhere you will find cafes and craft shops. Visit the 19th century landmarks,such as StMary's Cathedral and Muckross House. You can explore the town on foot;just make sure you have a pair of comfy shoes.

Killarney has a longtradition of hosting guests and boasts numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts.Strong competition between establishments means you can be assured of highquality service. Visit one of the many venues and check out the local livemusic, or just join the locals and make the most of the lively nightlife,especially at the weekends. If you're looking for something more sedate, you'dbetter go on a weekday.

From outrageous St. Patrick's Day celebrationsuntil Christmas festivities: throughout the year there are plenty of events happeningall over Killarney. In July and August it gets especiallycrowded in the town.

Feeling a little outdoorsy? Follow the routes outof town to get to the three lakes of Killarney andthe mountain peaks of the national park. Killarneyis located on the shores of LoughLeane, so why not rent a boat or hike around the lake and enjoy thebeautiful mountain panorama – everything than be reached easily, and cheaply,by foot.

Dromhall Hotel
Dromhall Hotel
4 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
The price is €126 per night from 7 Jun to 7 Jun
This family-friendly Killarney hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Killarney National Park and INEC Killarney. Ross Castle is 1.7 mi ...
4.3/5Excellent! (458 reviews)
"We enjoyed three nights here as a quiet break away. Found that staff couldn't be more welcoming or helpful, through all departments. Cleanliness and Covid measures very much in evidence, so felt very safe. Food in Kayne's was excellent, and ambience nice and cosy. Pity pool was closed - we were told ..."

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2020

Dromhall Hotel
The Brehon
The Brehon
4 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €199 per night from 2 Jun to 2 Jun
Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lough Leane, INEC Killarney and Killarney National Park. Ross Castle is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (550 reviews)
Great Hotel
"Really enjoyed our stay in the Brehon .Great location, staff friendly and efficient.loved the pool area would definitely return."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

The Brehon
The Lake Hotel Killarney
The Lake Hotel Killarney
4 out of 5
On The Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €207 per night from 2 Jun to 2 Jun
Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Killarney National Park and INEC Killarney. Ross Castle is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (814 reviews)
Escape and relax
"Beautiful hotel with elagnace and all the comforts. Freindly helpful staff. Great food, breakfast huge and varied, bistro very good. Great location overlooking lake and often see deers wandering past. My favourite"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

The Lake Hotel Killarney
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.
County Kerry Thatched Cottage With Hot Tub, Jacuzzi and Wifi
County Kerry Thatched Cottage With Hot Tub, Jacuzzi and Wifi
Tralee, Castleisland, Killarney, County Kerry
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly cottage is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Crag Cave and 12.3 mi (19.7 km) from Ballyseedy Memorial. Tralee Road and Ballymacelligott ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
beautiful Vibes @ Cottage Mary Rose
"spectacular cottage in beautiful location,lovely warm welcome from the caretaker very helpful, would definitely recommend a stay here it was home from home"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

County Kerry Thatched Cottage With Hot Tub, Jacuzzi and Wifi
Old Killarney Cottages
Old Killarney Cottages
3.5 out of 5
2 Old Killarney Village, Killarney
Situated in a regional park, this cottage is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Tralee Road and within 3 miles (5 km) of Killarney National Park and INEC Killarney. Aghadoe ...
4/5Very Good! (28 reviews)
"Def very good value for a Family break, lots of space 3 bedrooms and extra beds in large landing"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Old Killarney Cottages
Wild Atlantic Apartments Killarney
Wild Atlantic Apartments Killarney
3.5 out of 5
1300 Block B, Hotel Killarney, Cork Road, Killarney, Kerry
Situated in Killarney, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Killarney House Gardens and within 3 miles (5 km) of INEC Killarney and Killarney National ...
4.1/5Very Good! (53 reviews)
Awesome
"The Appartment is super clean, very comfortable and had everything I needed for my stay, especially in kitchen. Staff is also very nice and helpful"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2020

Wild Atlantic Apartments Killarney
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.

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Reviews of Killarney

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5/5 - Excellent

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12 Feb 2020

Love Killarney

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Nov 2019

Great choices of places to eat. Lovely shops. Great effort made with the Christmas decorations. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

4/5 - Good

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27 Sep 2019

Very friendly people

5/5 - Excellent

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19 Sep 2019

Killarney is a must see. The lakes, the mountains, the drives, the friendly people are all unbeatable!

5/5 - Excellent

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11 Sep 2019

a beautiful area where you can spend weeks seeing everything.

4/5 - Good

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31 Aug 2019

Beware on check-in we were told we had the breakfast & evening meal package so had a great meal at the restaurant with a great bill we were not expecting. I had no access to email booking on the trip so could not verify the expedia package we bought.