Killarney Web Cam

Killarney Web Cam

Killarney Web Cam

 

Killarney Web cam watch out for the wildlife regularly seen with the beautiful backdrop of the Lakes of Killarney.

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From this web cam you are looking out at the Lakes of Killarney, a 12th Century Castle, Mountains and on occasion you will see the Irish native Red Deer graze on the lawns. Our Web Cam can also be viewed at night to see our Castle under lights.
Enjoy !

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Killarney Restaurants

Killarney Restaurants

 Killarney Restaurants Lakeside Bistro

These Lakeside Killarney Restaurants are overlooking a 12th Century Castle, the Lakes of Killarney surrounded by Mountains and yet only 2 km from Killarney Town Centre. Situated in the Lake Hotel Killarney nestled in the most beautiful part of Ireland if your looking for Killarney Restaurants and a great place to eat there are two Killarney Restaurants that actually overlook the Lakes of Killarney.

Enjoy True Irish hospitality on the lakes of Killarney the Lakeside Bistro has been run by the Huggard Family for 75 years serving locals and Visitors alike. In 2015 we are introducing a Craft Beer first brewed in 1912 AD using the same traditional recipes used back in the day, we are also adding Museum type articles in the public rooms for visitors to enjoy and experience some real Irish Hospitality.

Visitor and non-residents are welcome to enjoy our unique Lakeside Location

  • Kids Menu
  • Vegetarian Menu
  • Vegan options, Gluten-free options
  • Family run, friendly staff
  • Walks on the ground
  • Wildlife can be seen from the restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Craft Beer

Lakeside Bistro 

Killarney Restaurants Lakeside

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Shopping in Killarney

Shopping in Killarney

Shopping in Killarney

Lynes of Killarney

Shopping in Killarney High Street

Shopping in Killarney High Street

There are many great shops in Killarney, we like Lynes of Killarney Children’s wear store, stockists of

Come and Shop with us in Killarney and check out the following brands, Timberland, Monnalisa, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, Mayoral, DKNY, Hugo Boss, Billie Blush,  NZA, Scotch & Soda, Catimini, Steiff.

We are situated at 69 High Street Killarney on the left-hand side.

Killarney Stores

Killarney Stores

If you are shopping in Killarney why not drop in to see us,
we are a Family Run Store
and offer our customers top quality household goods and Children’s Clothes

Call us at +353 (0)64 6631146

Email: veronica@lynesofkillarney.com

www.lynesofkillarney.com

Christmas in Killarney

Christmas in Killarney

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Driving the Highlands of Kerry

Driving the Highlands of Kerry

Driving Highlands of Kerry

There are quite a few highland drives in the Kingdom of Kerry with magnificent scenery, here we take a look at the following :

Coomakista Pass

Views of Ballinskelligs Bay, Eightercua Stone row, Derrynane and Ireland’s version of “Christ the Redeemer”.

Ring of Kerry
Ring of Kerry


Coomanaspic Pass

Ireland’s Highest pass, Portmagee to Saint Finian’s bay and the Skellig Chocolate factory & Saint Finian’s Well.

Ballaghisheen Pass

Ballagh Oisin or Oisin’s pass and the road to Tír na nÓg the “Land of the Youth”. From Glencar to Waterville in the Heart of Kerry

Ballaghbeama Pass

High in the Kingdom of Kerry from Glencar to Molls Gap.

Ballaghbeama Pass Kerry

Conor Pass

Another stunning Mountain Pass in Kerry, waterfalls and corrie Lakes, Brandon bay to Dingle Town.

Conor Pass Dingle, County Kerry

Caherconree Pass

Caherconree : Cú Roí’s stone fort high up on the Peak, this road is a steep mountain road from Camp.

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Family Run Hotels Ireland

Family Run Hotels Ireland

Family Run Hotels Ireland

Over 100 years of Irish Hotels History!

There are still many Family Run Hotels in Ireland this is our story, Ashford Castle, Ballynahinch Castle, the Lake Hotel, Royal Valentia, Southern Hotel Caragh Lake, Butler Arms & Bayview hotels in Waterville were all once run by the Huggard family of Waterville County Kerry and was to become Ireland’s first hotel chain. (The image above is of Shivaun, Billy, Niall, Mary, Joe, Martin, Tony and Colman missing from the image Steven the youngest)

Today you can enjoy our existing family Run hotels in Killarney & Waterville still offering True Irish hospitality. The marvellous family tradition in the hotel trade is being maintained and further developed in County Kerry at the award-winning Lake Hotel in Killarney and the popular Butler Arms Hotel in Waterville which are now owned and run by third and fourth generations of Huggard’s.

History killarney hotels

History of Irish Hotels

The secret to success that has served the family so well down through the generations is the emphasis placed on quality, attention to detail, first-rate customer service, a warm welcome and a determination that all visitors to hotels run by the Huggard family become friends as well as guests.

The proud history of the family’s involvement in Ireland’s hospitality trade dates back 100 years when Martin Huggard, an enterprising farmer and fisherman, and his wife Mary Doyle, operated the 28-bedroom Bay View Hotel, overlooking the sea at Waterville, Co Kerry. They were blessed with seven children, Noel, Maud, Hilda, Billy, Cecily, Brendan and Patricia, many of whom went on to leave a hugely positive imprint on Irish tourism in general and on the hotel industry in particular.

Martin and Mary acquired the 60-bedroom Butler Arms Hotel in Waterville in 1917 and, as the years progressed, the Huggard hotel empire grew with the purchase of Caragh Lake Hotel near Killorglin, the Royal Hotel on Valentia Island, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in Connemara and the landmark Ashford Castle, also in Connemara.

n 1940 the family purchased the flagship Lake Hotel, on the shores of the world famous Lakes of Killarney, which dates back to 1820 and boasts a spectacular, unrivalled location with all-encompassing views of Killarney’s world famous scenery. Hilda Huggard was actively involved in the daily running of the hotel from the day of purchase until her passing at the age of 84 in 2001.

The Lake Hotel, which has been carefully developed to become one of the finest establishments in the country, is now personally run by Tony, Colman, Niall and Joe Huggard, and it has enjoyed remarkable success, including the receipt of several national quality awards for cuisine, quality, service and hospitality.

More on Irish family run Hotels in Ireland

 Huggard History of their Family run Hotels in Ireland

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Torc Waterfall Killarney

Torc Waterfall Killarney

Torc Waterfall Killarney

A visit to Torc Waterfall is well worthwhile while visiting Killarney, it is 4.5km from Killarney on the N71 to Kenmare. Other interests in the area include the following :

The Lake Hotel

Muckross Abbey (free)

Muckross House (Gardens free)

Torc Mountain (free)

Muckross Traditional Farms

Dinis Cottage Tea Rooms

Torc Waterfall in viewed on a pathway that had many walking options you can enjoy, there are three main walking routes that can me has taken here, they are mostly well tree-lined so are ideal in wet weather, you can also climb the top of Torc Mountain where you can get an amazing view of Killarney National park. From the carpark, it’s about a 300 m walk to see the waterfall in its most spectacular form, an ideal place to take images or movies on your camera.

You can Drive to Torc Waterfall, Cycle or Walk, you can even get a Jaunting Car (horse and carriage) or the new Red Bus which stops at the Waterfall and is available from Killarney.

We recommend walking and cycling that way you get to see more of the National Park and can easily stop at the Abbey, House and gardens in Muckross.

Points of Interest :

Torc Waterfall originates from the “Devil’s Punchbowl” a Glacial lake on the top of Mangerton Mountain, it once supplied water to the town of Killarney. It flows into the Middle Lake and then on into the Lower Lake before entering the Laune River and then entering the Atlantic Ocean.

View from Torc Mountain

View from Torc Mountain

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Blasket Island Boat trip

Blasket Island Boat trip

Blasket Island Boat trip

On the 9th of September 2018, we took a trip from the Lake Hotel in Killarney to visit the Blasket Island by boat.

We have done a video here so you can see what it really is like to take on a great Adventure that is the Blasket Island Boat trip to the Island.

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Bluebells in Killarney

Bluebells in Killarney

Bluebells in Killarney

Late April and into May each year in Killarney you will see a blanket of Bluebells appear in the Killarney National Park. This is a great time to Visit Ross Island near Ross Castle and beside the main road just past the Lake Hotel on the Muckross road. You can find them throughout the park but these areas are easily accessible and a short walk.

Bluebells in Killarney National park

Along with the Bluebells, there is also a blanket of wild garlic which you can smell while walking through the Park. This time of the year the whole National park comes alive, most of the trees are showing their leaves as the Oaks are just starting to open the buds. This is a great time to visit Killarney, the longer evenings, warmer days, early sunrises with the morning call sounds from the birds.

Bluebells near the Lake Hotel in Killarney

The Red Deer are quiet, Stags are throwing their Antlers, the females are getting ready to Calf and the Rhododendron are showing buds.

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Mizen Head Lighthouse

Mizen Head Lighthouse

Mizen Head

Mizen Head Lighthouse is located on the South Western Coast of Ireland right on the “Wild Atlantic Way” on the Beara Peninsula. Take the N71 from Killarney and take a right on the R592 and then on to the R591. In my opinion, it is far more spectacular and less of a Tourist Trap than the Cliffs of Moher. You will experience a local community at work running the restaurant and the visitor centre. The views are up there with the best in Ireland.

At Mizen Head you can see :

Mizen Head Lighthouse & Bridge

Whales and Dolphins

Fastnet Lighthouse

Atlantic Seabirds

Grey Seals

The Stunning Barley Cove Beach

Also learn about:

Transatlantic cables

Irish lighthouses

Who ran the Lighthouses

What you will experience:

Locals who run the attraction are friendly

The fresh breeze from out deep in the Atlantic Ocean

Unique views of the Fastnet lighthouse the the South

On our travels back to the Lake Hotel in Killarney I visited the hidden gem that is Barley Cove Beach, the towns of Bantry and Glengarriff then stopping at Molly Gallivan’s old Famine Village. Next, it’s on through Kenmare, Molls Gap before returning to the Lake Hotel for a nice cold local beer.

I hope you enjoy the Video above on Mizen Head it will give you some idea on what you would expect, weather permitting. Mizen Head and the Kerry Cliff’s I would rate more than the Cliff’s of Moher. In my opinion its less touristy and better views and experience overall. That said if you are driving passed it would be worth a stop. Either way, I hope you enjoy your Vacation to Ireland and hope this page is useful and I can only highly recommend Mizen Head.

If you are in Killarney it takes a couple of hours through very scenic contryside to get to Mizen Head, the drive will entertain your journey and is worthwhile on its own.

Tip: If you can stay in Killarney a few days extra you will cease to live out of a suitcase and enjoy your Vacation more, save the time packing up checking in and out of your accommodation. Killarney is in the Heart of the South West and a great place to base yourself on your trip to this region.

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