Killarney

Travel Guide
Muckross House featuring a park, flowers and heritage elements

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

Killarney is situated in the southwest of Ireland and is surrounded by Killarney National Park. The town is the starting point of the famous tourist route, the Ring of Kerry. This 177 kilometre route offers include forests, waterfalls and beautiful, unspoilt coastline.

Explore the narrow streets of Killarneywhere you will find cafes and craft shops. Visit the 19th century landmarks, such as St Mary'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 long tradition of hosting guests and boasts numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts. Strong competition between establishments means you can be assured of high quality service. Visit one of the many venues and check out the local live music, 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'd better go on a weekday.

From outrageous St. Patrick's Day celebrations until Christmas festivities: throughout the year there are plenty of events happening all over Killarney. In July and August it gets especially crowded in the town.

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

Killarney Avenue Hotel
Killarney Avenue Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Kenmare Place, Town Centre, Killarney, Kerry, 0
The price is €129 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (264 reviews)
"Very central and eithin walking distance of everything"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2022

Killarney Avenue Hotel
The Lake Hotel Killarney
The Lake Hotel Killarney
4 out of 5
On The Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry, 9359
The price is €174 per night from 25 May to 26 May
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! (866 reviews)
"Hotel staff are excellent, very friendly and professional, nothing was an issue for them. Angelika (trainee) was lovely and friendly and helpful! Food in the Bistro was excellent! Location could not be better and the lake views, OMG! Deluxe room was huge, lots of space! The history in all the pictures ..."

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2022

The Lake Hotel Killarney
Killarney Heights Hotel
Killarney Heights Hotel
4 out of 5
Cork Road, Killarney, Kerry, V93 XKR4
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (790 reviews)
"It was very pretty, staff was great, food was great."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

Killarney Heights Hotel
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Wild Atlantic Apartments Killarney
Wild Atlantic Apartments Killarney
3.5 out of 5
1300 Block B, Hotel Killarney, Cork Road, Killarney, Kerry, V93 P043
The price is €189 per night from 25 May to 26 May
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! (57 reviews)
Very enjoyable stay.
"The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The apartment itself was spacious and comfortable with a large balcony . Was very clean throughout. Was an en suite in each bedroom and a Smart TV in the living room and also in one bedroom. Parking was no problem and it's in an excellent location with ..."

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2021

Wild Atlantic Apartments Killarney
The Reserve at Muckross
The Reserve at Muckross
4 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
The price is €219 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (73 reviews)
Sadly gone downhill
"Apartment starting to look dated. Furniture more functional than comfortable, so hanging out during a typical rainy Killarney day got a little tiresome. We ate in the hotel a couple of nights and the food has really gone downhill since I last ate there. Very limited options in all three venues and ..."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

The Reserve at Muckross
Park Place Apartments
Park Place Apartments
4 out of 5
High Street, Killarney, Kerry, 00000
The price is €228 per night from 23 May to 24 May
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! (259 reviews)
"Property is well kept. Location is amazing. Walkable to shops, restaurants, pubs and grocery stores. Kitchen is well stocked and showers are hot. Front desk staff are very helpful and kind. Place was very clean."

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

Park Place Apartments
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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