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Travel Guide of Killarney in Ireland by Influencers and Travelers


Killarney is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane, part of Killarney National Park, and is home to St Mary's Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Abbey, the Lakes of Killarney, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Purple Mountain, Mangerton Mountain, Paps Mountain, the Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall.


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1 - Killarney National Park

   8 km away

Killarney National Park, near the town of Killarney, County Kerry, was the first national park in Ireland, created when the Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932.

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2 - Torc Waterfall

   6 km away

Torc Waterfall is a 20 metres high, 110 metres long cascade waterfall formed by the Owengarriff River as it drains from the Devil's Punchbowl corrie lake at Mangerton Mountain.

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3 - Archaeology Tours in Killarney

This private tour will be to the most dramatic scenic places off the beaten path where the coaches can't go and will be tailor made to suit your interests and tempo.

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4 - Gap of Dunloe

   10 km away

The Gap of Dunloe, also recorded as Bearna an Choimín, is a narrow mountain pass running north-south in County Kerry, Ireland, that separates the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountain range in the west, from the Purple Mountain Group range in the east.

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5 - Ross Castle

Ross Castle is a 15th-century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland. It is the ancestral home of the Chiefs of the Clan O'Donoghue, later associated with the Brownes of Killarney. The castle is operated by the Office of Public Works, and is open to the public seasonally with guided tours.

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6 - Kayaking Tours in Killarney

This mesmerizing kayak tour is the best way to experience the Lakes of Killarney and offers you a unique insight into historical importance of Ross Castle. We will also delve into how its surrounding landscape was formed and observe its beautiful nature close at hand. Discover the beautiful lakes of Killarney; Experience the fun of kayaking! Learn about the fascinating history of Ross castle; Gaze out upon spectacular scenery of lakes and mountains; Experience nature close at hand.

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7 - Muckross Lake

   6 km away

Muckross Lake, also called Middle Lake or The Torc, is a lake in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland. It is one of the three famous Lakes of Killarney, along with Lough Leane and Upper Lake.

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8 - County Kerry

   12 km away

Waterville, historically known as Coirean, is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, on the Iveragh Peninsula. The town is sited on a narrow isthmus, with Lough Currane on the east side of the town, and Ballinskelligs Bay on the west, and the Currane River connecting the two.

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9 - Mountain Bike Tours in Killarney

This self-guided cycle tour of Killarney National Park, including Muckross Abbey & Gardens, and Torc waterfall, affords you maximum flexibility to enjoy Ireland's most unique landscape. Take safe, comfortable, well-maintained bikes to tour at your leisure. Avail of the map and information material provided to enrich this experience.

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10 - Carrauntoohil

   17 km away

Carrauntoohil or Carrauntoohill is the highest mountain in Ireland at 1,038.6 metres. It is on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, close to the centre of Ireland's highest mountain range, MacGillycuddy's Reeks.

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11 - Gougane Barra

   28 km away

Gougane Barra is a scenic valley and heritage site in the Shehy Mountains of County Cork, Ireland. It is near Ballingeary in the Muskerry Gaeltacht.

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12 - Sightseeing Cruises in Killarney

From land to lake, experience the full range of scenery and history that Killarney has to offer and the best way to explore the Killarney National Park as well as the famous Lakes of Killarney. Start onboard a traditional Jaunting Car and enjoy the unique beauty of Killarney National Park and its wildlife as you ramble through its tree-lined avenues before your arrival at Ross Castle. Learn about the history, legends and folklore of the area from your local Jarvey and also catch a glimpse of the Park’s unique wildlife including the Red Deer, the last native herd in Ireland. On arrival at Ross Castle, you will be invited to board our Lake Cruiser and set upon a voyage through Killarney’s largest and most picturesque Lake, Lough Léin from the comfort of our glass-covered, heated vessel. Immerse yourself in the unique ecosystem of the National Park with its glistening Lakeland and majestic mountains for miles and learn about the folklore and legends of the area as well as its landmarks

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13 - Gougane Barra Hotel Ballingeary Hotel

   28 km away
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14 - Ring of Kerry

   37 km away

The Ring of Kerry is a 179-kilometre-long circular tourist route in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. Clockwise from Killarney it follows the N71 to Kenmare, then the N70 around the Iveragh Peninsula to Killorglin – passing through Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen, and Glenbeigh – before returning to Killarney via the N72.

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15 - Bike Rentals in Killarney

With a wide choice of bicycles for hire, you are in the perfect position to explore the Killarney area, and in particular Muckross. Choose the right bike for you, depending on your experience and how far you want to explore. We are happy to advise you on a choice of routes. Choose to cycle around the town, visit Ross Castle and the lakes in the vicinity or venture a little further. Muckross, in the heart of Killarney National Park is an ideal location for a days cycling. Leaving Killarney town, cycling along the Muckross road and over the Flesk bridge. At this point you can cross the road to the cycling path which will lead you directly into the National Park. Bear in mind that Jaunting cars and walkers also use this path. If you have more time, the Muckross-Dinis loop around Muckross Lake is a great trip. Be sure to travel the loop in an anti-clockwise direction only. Choose your bike, choose your route and simply enjoy stunning Killarney.

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16 - River Feale

   43 km away

The River Feale rises near Rockchapel in the Mullaghareirk Mountains of County Cork in the southwest of Ireland and flows northwestwards for 75 kilometres through Abbeyfeale in County Limerick and Listowel in County Kerry before finally emptying into Cashen Bay, a wide estuary north of Ballyduff.

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17 - Bantry House

   43 km away
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