Things to do and see in Killarney
So you’re looking to pack up the kids and head on an action packed holiday to Killarney? (well it would be frowned upon to leave them behind!). Want them entertained from the moment they hop on your bed at ridiculous o’clock in the morning, ‘til their tiny eyelids droop shut at beddy bye bye time? Then Killarney is the Destination for you!
There is so much on offer – have fun with the animals at Kennedy’s Animal Pet Farm and Playground; discover ancient stalagmites and stalactites at Crag Cave and go back in time at Muckross Traditional Farms! No trip would be complete without a boat ride past Ross Castle on the famous MV Pride of The Lakes or a jaunting car ride to Muckross House and Gardens or for the truly adventurous a horse trek up the Gap of Dunloe! Your only problem will be trying to pack it all in!
We love sharing our favourite things to do in Killarney with our guests and with that in mind we have put together some itineraries to inspire your next trip to Killarney!
Kennedys Pet Farm
This well established pet farm has a wide variety of birds and animals waiting to be admired. Located 8km from Killarney town, Kennedy's Pet Farm & Playground offers kids the opportunity to learn and play in a charming environment - www.kennedyspetfarm.com
Kingdom Falconry offers you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of majestic and awe-inspiring birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls - www.kingdomfalconry.com
Horse Riding & Trekking
All levels of riding experience are catered for in scenic guided tours of the famous National Park with local riding stables - www.killarneyponytrekking.com
Walking and Hiking
Follow the many trails within Killarney National Park for a wonderful way to spend the day. Bikes can be hired from numerous locations around the town, including www.killarneybikerental.com
Home to superb championship courses, including the 2010 Irish Open course, Killeen, Killarney and it’s surrounds is truly a golfer’s paradise. Whether you are a beginner or a self-proclaimed pro, Killarney has the course for you. Find out more here.
The many rivers and lakes throughout Killarney are a haven for fishing enthusiasts. The Flesk River is renowned for its spring-run of salmon and the River Laune has excellent stocks of salmon and trout. Rods, tackle and information can be found at a number of shops in town - www.killarneyfishing.com
This is one of Killarney’s premier attractions, boasting an amazing Victorian House & Gardens nestled in the National Park. There are daily tours in the peak months, or simply wander around the extensive grounds and gardens - www.muckross-house.ie
This picturesque and noble ruin, now fully restored to its former glory, was the stronghold of the O’Donoghue’s. It stands on the shores of Killarney’s largest lake and looks out at the legendary monastery on Innisfallen island where Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, is said to have studied. Tours of the castle are available during the summer months. Call 064-6635851 to book your tour.
Jump aboard the M.V. Pride of the Lakes, the perfect way to discover the hidden gems on the Lakes of Killarney. This enclosed, heated vessel departs from Ross Castle daily during the summer months - www.killarneylaketours.ie
Want to sit back and let somebody else do the driving? Explore all that Kerry has to offer with one of the many scenic guided coach trips including Ring of Kerry, Dingle & Slea Head and the Killarney Highlights Tours.
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