It has been a very strange and difficult few weeks for us all but we have stuck together and we will get through it.
We wanted to share some positive tips if you are planning a trip to Killarney or indeed Kerry in the future. We look forward to doing what we do best and welcoming our guests back to the Castlerosse Park Resort as soon as we can, in the meantime, it’s time to daydream and look forward to all your future plans. Here are just a few ideas to get you started…
Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens & Torc Waterfall.
Muckross House and Gardens, Muckross Abbey and Torc Waterfall are all in the Killarney National Park. You can choose to walk between them or take one of the many jaunting carts available. If you are short on time, you can visit without actually taking a tour of the house. The grounds are worth the visit alone and the views of the lake are superb. There is a small man-made beach and lots of delightful walking trails. Why not have a quick lunch in the Garden Restaurant while you are there, and take in the views. Of course if time is not an issue, a tour of the house is well worth it. From Muckross House make your way to which is only about 3Km away. The waterfall is located only 200 meters from the road so this is another attraction that can be seen very easily. If you are taking a jaunting cart you can ask your driver to wait for you while you make the short walk to the waterfall. You can also choose to climb the steep steps beside Torc Waterfall, for some stunning views of the lake.
Ross Castle & Boat Trip on Killarney Lakes
No trip to Killarney would be complete without a trip on Killarney Lakes, and Ross Castle is the best place to do this. There are many options to choose from, a relaxing cruise on an enclosed waterbus is ideal if the weather is cool, but in the Summertime, I suggest you take a small boat or even try kayaking. Ask your captain to stop off at Innisfallen Island and see the ruins of the old Monastery and maybe some resident deer. Ross Castle is opened from April to October with a 45 minute guided tour, however if you are short on time, just opt for a stroll around the grounds instead.
A traditional Jaunting Car Tour through the Killarney National Park offers a fantastic family adventure and fun day out for all.
Start your journey in the town centre before entering the tree-lined avenue of the Killarney Park.
Learn more about the wildlife of the area including the flora and fauna of the 26,000 acre parkland and even get up close and personal with its famous wildlife inhabitants including the Irish Red Deer.
Journey to Ross Castle, a 15th century stronghold and enjoy a short stopover exploring its grounds before a lively jaunt back to town for the evening.
The World renowned Ring of Kerry
When visiting Killarney, the Ring of Kerry is a must. To holiday in Kerry and not venture to the Ring of Kerry is like visiting Ireland and not trying a pint of Guinness. Need we say anymore?
The spectacular scenery on route will take your breath away with many pit stops along the way to hop off and take a little walk and of course there are many photo opportunities along the way. The Ring of Kerry is 180 km and is usually a full day excursion as you want to make sure to take it all in while you drive along. If you feel like sitting back and relaxing, there is bus tours departing from the Castlerosse Park Resort every day during our tourist season, just enquire at reception and they will be happy to help you get booked on.
To drive around Dingle and Slea Head is definitely worth the trip. Dingle is only an hour’s drive from the Resort and is such a magical place. The jaw dropping scenery will make you want to return again and again. Don’t forget when you get to Dingle to drive and explore Slea Head, this is a magnificent coastline of steep sea cliffs and dramatic headlands broken by sandy beaches. Don’t forget the camera on this trip! On your return trip to the Resort, you can stop off at the award winning beach Inch. Stop off and take a stroll on this beautiful beach before returning to the Castlerosse for your evening meal in our panoramic Grosvenor Restaurant. Have we described your perfect day?
We hope this lists gives you some food for thought. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Castlerosse Park Resort. Stay Safe everyone!
P.S Keep any eye out for our next blog on our Top Tips for pit stops along the Ring of Kerry!