Killarney National Park

Killarney & "The Wild Atlantic Way"

Experience the best scenery Killarney and the Kingdom of Kerry has to offer

Killarney is situated in the Heart of what is known as “The Kingdom of Kerry”. It is arguably the most scenic stretch of Ireland’s most popular visitor showcase “The Wild Atlantic Way.

Killarney town is surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Mountains, Waterfalls and has many Abbey ruins. Also there are Castles and historic houses to visit in the Killarney National Park . The Town itself is a holiday makers dream. Plenty of shops, local food server in its many unique restaurants, character pubs and overall atmosphere.

We recommend using Killarney as a base for numerous days if possible, from here you can visit, the following. The Killarney National park, The Ring of Kerry, The Skellig Ring, the Dingle Peninsula, The Gap of Dunloe and the Beara Peninsula. 

Must See

These are some of the Must See's when you are in Killarney

Where to Stay

Location, Location, Location, stay by the Lakes, a 12th Century Castle, National park and beautiful mountain views

Shopping in Killarney

Killarney has many unique shops in the Town center, Bars, coffee shops and restaurants.

Some great things to do from Killarney

  1. Visit the Killarney National park, Muckross Abbey, Muckross House, Torc Waterfall.
  2. Take a full day to really enjoy what the Ring of Kerry has to offer
  3. Outdoor adventure that is the Gap of Dunloe tour
  4. A day off and relax and enjoy Killarney Town and take a stroll into the National park.
  5. The Dingle Peninsula another amazing day tour.
  6. Rent bikes and cycle deeper into the National park, or you can cycle the Gap of Dunloe and put your bike on an open Boat for a 22km boat journey back to Ross Castle.
  7. Go horse riding in the Park, play 18 holes of Golf in Killarney.
  8. A day trip to the Beara Peninsula, Molly Gallivan’s famine village, Caha pass and Glengariff, Uragh Standing Stones and the Healy Pass.
  9. Climb Ireland’s highest mountain in a guided group of hire your own personal guide.
  10. Take an open boat from Muckross House to Dinis Cottage or alternitavly take an open boat from Ross Castle to Innisfallen Abbey on the Island and on to O’Sullivans Cascade.
  1. Muckross Abbey to Muckross House and Gardens and on to Torc Waterfall via Muckross Boat House and on to Torc Waterfall. 9km return journey from the Lake Hotel.
  2. Park at Dinis Carpark, ask locals if you don’t know where it is, there is a reasonably gentle walk to the beautiful Meeting of the Waters and Dinis Cottage tea rooms. this walk is not wheelchair friendly a couple of short but steep hills would be difficult. Other access is by open Boat from Muckross Boathouse near Muckross House.
  3. From Ross Castle there is a beautiful tree lined walk to the Old Copper Mines, Governor’s Rock and Library point there is also an old Mining Trail here ideal for colder wet weather as there is a great shelter from the elements here.
  4. Newly reopened Tomies Wood Walk taking in great views of the Lower Lake, Ross Castle, Innisfallen island and you get to visit the remote O’Sullivan’s Cascade, a true walkers delight. 
  1. Nearer you visit time check out the long term weather for temperatures so you can pack accordingly Ireland is famous for having four seasons in a day.
  2. From April until October we recommend bringing Sun cream if you are going to be outdoors, the air might be cooler but the Sun still burns if overexposed.
  3. A good sense of humour goes well you will find Local people friendly and its good to have a chat.
  4. Good footwear so you can venture a bit further, if its hiking bring good sturdy walking boots.
  5. There is an app called View Ranger I it is very useful as you can download a map of Ireland and it will work with no phone signal if you intend to do a bit of off road trails.