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.