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Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes
Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes

Lakes of Killarney, Killarney V93 VN5P

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (63 reviews)

This family-friendly Killarney hotel is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Castlerosse Golf Course and Killarney …

£79
Holiday Inn Killarney
Holiday Inn Killarney

Muckross Road, Killarney 1000

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (238 reviews)

Located in the heart of Killarney, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of INEC Killarney, Killarney Methodist Church, and …

£75
The Malton
The Malton

Town Centre, Killarney V93 R866

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (103 reviews)

This family-friendly Killarney hotel is steps from Knockreer Estate and Killarney House Gardens. Killarney Cathedral and St …

£154
The Europe Hotel & Resort
The Europe Hotel & Resort

Fossa, Killarney

5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (184 reviews)

This family-friendly Killarney hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Aghadoe, Castlerosse Golf Course, and …

£218
Ardree House Bed & Breakfast
Ardree House Bed & Breakfast

Muckross Rd, Killarney

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Situated in Killarney, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Killarney Cathedral and Ross Golf Club. St. Mary's …

£68
The Rose Hotel
The Rose Hotel

Dan Spring Road, Tralee V92 HKA4

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (212 reviews)

Situated in Tralee, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aqua Dome, Wellspring Gallery, and Tralee Bay Wetlands …

£103
Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa
Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa

Dingle, Dingle

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (95 reviews)

This family-friendly Dingle hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Greenlane Gallery, Irish Adventures, and The Dillon Gallery …

£147
The Brehon
The Brehon

Muckross Road, Killarney

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (209 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of INEC Killarney, Killarney Cathedral, and Ross …

£137
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Killarney National Park, Killarney

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (195 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Muckross Abbey and Muckross Traditional Farm …

£155
Killarney Park Hotel
Killarney Park Hotel

Town Centre, Killarney V93 CF30

5.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (74 reviews)

This family-friendly Killarney hotel is located in a rural location, steps from Killarney House Gardens, Knockreer Estate …

£278

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Pocket Guide: Kerry

One of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations, County Kerry is brimming with scenery that will live long in the memory; an unforgettable mixture of rugged coastline, rolling countryside, bogs and mysterious looking mountains. Visitors looking to experience the romance of Ireland won’t be disappointed in Kerry. As well as the magnificent landscape, there are many fine attractions to explore in one of Ireland’s least urbanised and independent counties, one where a warm welcome awaits around every corner.

The Hub of Kerry

Set in the heart of one of Ireland’s finest national parks, Killarney has been plying its tourist trade for more than 250 years. It’s full of quality restaurants, pubs and accommodation, all on the doorstep of beautiful lakes, woodland, waterfalls and moors lying in the shadow of the country’s highest mountains, Macgillycuddy’s Reeks.

The town’s history dates back to the Neolithic period and, based on the copper ore mined on Ross Island, was home to some important Bronze Age settlements. Over the centuries, expert stonemasons crafted forts and devised Ogham script before, eventually, Viscount Kenmare developed the town as the Irish answer to England’s Lake District.

Exploring Kerry

The majority of the one million visitors who descend on the county every year tend to stick to Killarney and its attractions and the famous Ring of Kerry, a scenic drive around the neighbouring Iveragh Peninsula.

Stretching for more than 110 miles, the longest of Ireland’s renowned circular routes combines incredible coastal scenery with picturesque countryside and fascinating villages providing perfect stop-off points for refreshments. Although the ring can be completed in a day, you could take your time and stay overnight in somewhere like Killorglin or Kenmare.

The coastal scenery is at its best between Waterville and Caherdaniel, with the UNESCO World Heritage site of Skellig Michael, a jagged 217m high chunk of rock, providing a fascinating diversion. Despite its appearance and isolation, from the 6th to the 13th centuries it was home to Christian monks looking for ultimate solitude.

The more compact Dingle Peninsula, the most western point in Europe at its tip, can also be explored using another circular drive. Its breathtaking natural beauty, mixed with rings forts, ancient ruins and charming towns like Dingle, make it an experience to remember.

See and Do

Some of County Kerry’s most popular attractions are based around Killarney. As well as the natural wonders of its national park, there is 15th century Ross Castle, Knockreer House and Gardens, the Muckross Estate, with a wonderfully restored 19th century mansion at its heart, and Inisfallen Island, home to a monastery believed to have been founded by St Finian the Leper in the 7th century.

Kerry County Museum, in Tralee, has some excellent interpretive displays, including a Medieval Experience that recreates life in the town, smells and all, in 1450.

The Skellig Experience on Valentia Island chronicles the history of the Skellig Michael monks as well as the island’s lighthouses and wildlife, while the atmospheric ruins of Ballycarbery Castle, and two ring forts nearby, can be found in Caherciveen.

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