The bewitching beauty and magic of Killarney is at your fingertips.
Killarney Town and Valley is worthy of multiple day explorations whatever your interest,
Wildlife and wilderness, spectacular landscapes, history and heritage, outdoor activities be it cycle routes, golf trips or mountain walking.
Killarney Town is colourful with craft shops, galleries, museums, cafes and restaurants. Killarney is the ultimate base for touring in Ireland’s spectacular southwest.
Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms
Take a stroll down memory lane and Explore the historical world renowned Muckross House and Gardens .Discover the spectacular views of the sparkling Lakes from the many breathtaking paths of discovery among 25, ooo acres of National Park. The Gardens are renowned for their beauty; experience the fine collection of Rhododendrons, and the extensive rock garden hewn out of natural limestone.
A visit here provides a fascinating insight into Victorian life. Muckross traditional Farms are an exciting outdoor representation of the lifestyles and farming traditions of a rural community from the 1930’s.
The roar of the falls can be heard before you see them; the spectacular Torc Waterfall is a further 5 minutes drive from Muckross House.
An experience not to be missed and never be forgotten!
For shopping lovers discover The Killarney Outlet Centre which is at our doorstep here in The Killarney Royal Hotel. All merchandise is discounted and explore the selection of stores including Irelands first Nike Factory Store and also a Blarneys Woollen Mills Outlet Store. Killarney offers unique boutiques and art and craft stores where you can purchase memorable gems. Downtown Killarney offers late night shopping from May to October, with many of the stores open seven days a week.
Pubs and Nightlife
The intimate pub ‘circuit’ in Killarney has to be experienced, with the best in ‘pints’ and ‘pub grub’ temptations and a wide choice of live music in both traditional and contemporary.
Many of the pubs cater for large groups. Set dancing is a popular activity for the locals, it is an exciting experience.
Killarney Music Pub Tour is a popular local tour where two professional musicians take you on a journey through traditional Irish ballads. A riverdance Violin soloist and Irish stories will be heard. For more information go to Kerry Music Tours.
Mrs Courtney’s Tea Rooms
Only a few doors down, you will find Mrs Courtney’s tearooms a real magical gem .Experience the China tea sets, the old fashioned embroidered tablecloths, beautiful cupcakes and butterfly buns, and a delightful selection of teas. An idyllic little place for those with a sweet tooth!
Louis Mulcahy Pottery
It is located in the west on the Slea Head route outside Dingle town which is just over an hours drive from The Killarney Royal Hotel.
Louis work reflects the scale and wonderful colours of the Peninsula. The stunning collection from Ireland’s most celebrated pottery runs from small items such as eggcups and nightlights to enormous signature pieces that are exported around the world. In the summer months you can even test your own pottery skills by crafting with one of the team. For more information visit louismulcahy.com
National Folk Theatre
Siamsa Tire (the National Folk Theatre) is located in Tralee which is 30 minutes drive from the Killarney Royal Hotel and performs an extensive programme of Traditional Music, song and dance.
This is five minutes drive from The Killarney Royal Hotel. The Venue opened in 2000 and is now one of Irelands leading entertainment venues.
The INEC has hosted many world famous artists including stereophonics, Morrissey and David Gray.
Discover the magic and beauty of Crag Caves which are said to be over 1million years old.
This is a mysterious ‘subterranean garden’ where you get to explore the wonderland stalagmites and stalactites; you can also relax in the new café before experiencing the indoor adventure Crazy cave.
It is situated in the town of Castleisland which is no more than 20 minutes drive from The Killarney Royal Hotel.
Take an adventure on a boat through the famous and enchanting lakes. We particularly recommend the cruise of Lough Lein on the Lily of Killarney.
There is an onboard commentary on the history and lore of the lakes. Notable landmarks include Innisfallen Island, on which are the ruins of a medieval
Monastery, Ross Island with its 4,000 year old copper-mines, and the oakwoods at Tomies Mountain. There are daily sailings from Ross Castle.
Killarney offers a wide choice of Equestrian options, from organised riding and treks with one of its many Equestrian Centres. To the less formal mountain rides through the magnificent Gap of Dunloe.
Less than 30mins drive from the Killarney Royal Hotel, is home to the International Show jumping venue of Greens Glens Arena, where major International Show jumping Events are held each year.
If adventure is your idea of a dream holiday a local Kerry man Nathan Kingerlee is here to challenge you. From hill walking, kayaking, rock climbing and mountaineering it is all on offer.
Bring the walking boats and the can do approach and you are ready to go. For more information visit: outdoorsireland.com
Gap of Dunloe
This is more of an adventure than a tour. You can catch a bus to Kate Kearney’s Cottage,
Then a journey of miles ahead of you to be taken by horse, bicycle, or you can walk the famous gap through to Lord Brandon’s Cottage,
Barbecues arranged for Groups in summer months.
After lunch the traditional style boat takes you through the three Lakes of Killarney
To Ross Castle and drops you back to your Hotel.