Killarney’s Top Attractions

KILLARNEY'S TOP ATTRACTIONS

Our unique location nestled right in the heart of the Killarney National Park offers the perfect place to enjoy the wonders of Killarney and indeed the wider kingdom of Kerry. Choose from local landmarks like Ross Castle and Muckross House to famous gems further afield like the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. 

KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK

Explore the astonishing sights and sounds of the Killarney National Park with its abundance of lush landscape and distinguished wildlife including the White-Tailed Eagle and the only indigenous herd of Red Deer left in Ireland, amongst a plethora of scenic viewing spots. Choose from walking, cycling, horse riding or a jaunting car as your mode of transport. 

KILLARNEY HOUSE & GARDENS

Killarney House and Gardens is a treasure of the Killarney National Park that is located on the doorstep of Killarney town centre. The house and gardens offers a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the busy town. Killarney House is an ideal starting point for a journey exploring the wonders of Killarney National Park. This is definitely worth a trip during your stay with us in Killarney.

MUCKROSS HOUSE & GARDENS

A must see when in Killarney, this iconic Victorian Mansion with an illustrious history holds an afternoon full of delights. Take a tour of the stately home and learn about its past residents or stroll around its magnificent gardens and visit its secret beach. 

ROSS CASTLE

Visit Ross Castle, a 15th century old fortress and one of Killarney's premier tourist attractions which sits upon the shores of Lough Leane. Journey back in time to the 1700's with the Castle's informative and historical tour, or glide through the glistening Lakes of Killarney on a once in a lifetime boat trip and learn about the lakes' landmarks including the mystical Inisfallen Island and its monastic ruins. 

GAP OF DUNLOE

Delight in this full day experience starting at Kate Kearney's Traditional Irish Cottage before trekking on horseback or jaunting car through the 10k gap in the MacGillycuddy Mountains and its breath-taking glacial valleys. Return via a picturesque route through the Killarney lakes and on to Ross Castle. 

TORC WATERFALL

Hidden deep in the forests of the Killarney National Park, this little gem offers a truly magical experience. The waterfall, which lies at the base of Torc Mountain, is 20 metres high and 110 metres long. Its magical stepping stone walk ways offer different viewing points of the Waterfall and a panoramic view of the Middle Lake. 

AGHADOE

Take a tour to the area of Aghadoe nearby the resort for that picture-perfect postcard view of the Lakes of Killarney against the beautiful backdrop of the MacGillycuddy Reeks and also discover the ruins of an ancient Romanesque Church. 

SIGHTSEEING TOURS

Choose between a full day tour of the famous Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula or the half a day Highlights of Killarney Tour for some of the wonderful ways to see Killarney and the magical beauty of the kingdom of Kerry. 

WILDLIFE

Spot the wildlife including the native Irish Red Deer in the tranquillity of the National Park.

ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL

High in the sky, St Mary's Cathedral is a striking structure against the Killarney skyline and is particularly prominent at night-time when its gothic architecture is lit to perfection. Built in 1842 and with a history that has spanned decades, it is visited by many who wish to view its impressive stonework and take a quiet reflection in the comforting calm of its pews. 

KILLARNEY AT NIGHT

Venture to the vibrant nightlife of Killarney Town for an evening full of pleasant surprises. Enjoy live music in one of its many charming pubs or watch the world go by at one of its street cafes and don't forget to check the event calendar for all the details of its Summer Festivals.