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Killarney, Co. Kerry

Killarney is the Mecca for visitors to Kerry and offers a myriad of attractions in the midst of glorious scenery. It is a superb resort for golf, fishing, boating, hill and nature walking, touring, dining, pony trekking, cycling, horse racing, shopping and entertainment. Developed by Lord Kenmare in the 18th century, Killarney quickly devloped itself into one a firm base for Ireland's tourist industry. People have been coming to this remote, but beautiful spot, from all over the world for the past two hundred years or so. Visitors shouldn't be put off by Killarney's traidion as a tourist town as it makes a pleasant base to explore the scenery and other attractions of Kerry.


Killarney boasts an excellent range of shopping amenities from traditional craft shops and gift shops to chic fashion shops, music shops, outdoor stores and much more.

Eating Out

Places to eat come in all shapes, sizes and varieties in Killarney. Restaurants available range from simple but wholesome food to expensive and exotic haut cuisine. Due to Killarney's location near the Atlantic Ocean seafood is a speciality here. Other types of cuisine to be found here include, Italian, Chinese, & continental. For lunches and breakfast there are cafe's and bar's which offer varied menus to suit all pockets.


Predictably much of Killarney's night-time entertainment is based around listening to traditional music in some of its cosy pubs and bars. Those who seek that will not be disappointed as there are places that have live music every night all year round. For those who seek a quieter night out there are many fine cafe's to relax in. People interested in a more modern kind of nightlife are also well catered for by modern bars and nightclubs.

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Rail to Killarney

Killarney, Co. Kerry is served by Killarney.

Bus to Killarney

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 14:
      • Killarney (Bus Station) - Limerick (Bus Station)
      • University of Limerick (Stables) - Killarney (Bus Station)
    • 257:
      • Killarney (Bus Station) - Macroom (Mills)
      • Macroom (Mills) - Killarney (Bus Station)
    • 270:
      • Killarney (Bus Station) - Sneem (Rineys Shop)
      • Sneem (Rineys Shop) - Killarney (Bus Station)
    • 271:
      • Killarney (Bus Station) - Tralee (Bus Station)
      • Tralee (Bus Station) - Killarney (Bus Station)
    • 276:
      • Dingle (The Quay Super Valu) - Killarney (Bus Station)
      • Killarney (Bus Station) - Dingle (The Quay Opp Super Valu)
    • 279A:
      • Killarney (Bus Station) - Waterville (Butler Arms Hotel)
      • Waterville (Butler Arms Hotel) - Killarney (Bus Station)
    • 280:
      • Tralee (Bus Station) - Tralee (Bus Station)
    • 284:
      • Killarney (Bus Station) - Tralee (Bus Station)
    • 40:
      • Rosslare Europort - Tralee (Bus Station)
      • Tralee (Bus Station) - Rosslare Europort
    • 400:
      • East Avenue Road Killarney

Things to See and Do in Killarney

Muckross House and Gardens Muckross House and Gardens

Killarney National Park, Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Within Killarney National Park is Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland s leading stately homes. The elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while downstairs in the basement one can experie...

Coolwood Wildlife Sanctuary and Zoo

Coolcaslagh, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
This sancturary and childrens zoo is located about two miles from Killarney town. Situated on 50 acres, it is an ideal family venue with scenic walks, coffee shop, childrens playground and the 3 acre childrens zoo has a rich variety of exotic species.

Dereen Gardens

Co. Kerry, Ireland
Situated near Killarney, the gardens give glimpses of the sea and the surrounding wild and majestic country. Mossy paths, lichen encrusted rocks, tunnels in deep shade through the rhododendrons, towering eucalyptus and groves of bamboo all contribute to t

Farranfore Fishing Tours

Killarney , Co Kerry, Ireland
Romantic boat tours and fishing trips on the lakes and rivers of Killarney

Frank Lewis Gallery

6 Bridewell Lane, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

IMC Cinema - Killarney

East Avenue Rd, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Kerry Woolen Mills

Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The Mills date originally from the seventeenth century, when a wollen manufacturing industry was established. Tours of the Mill give a delightful insight into how wool has been manufactured in Kerry, up to the present day.

Killarney Racecourse Killarney Racecourse

Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Widely renowned as the most scenic racecourse in the world Killarney Racecourse offers the best in racing, great entertainment and a wonderful atmosphere making it a great day out. Races are held every May, July and September.

Killarney Reeks Trail and Killarney Riding Stables

Killarney , Co kerry, Ireland
Located 1 mile from Killarney town. It is here that the adventure seeker can begin the 4 or 6 day Killarney Reeks Trail

Muckross Friary Muckross Friary

Muckross Estate, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
This Franciscan Friary was founded in the 15th century and is in a remarkable state of preservation. The tower was added after the church was built and is the only Franciscan tower in Ireland which is as wide as the church. The cloister and its assoc...

Muckross Traditional Farm Muckross Traditional Farm

Muckross Estate, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Muckross Traditional Farms" preserves in real life the farming traditions of rural Ireland in the past. Three separate working farms, with a range of farm animals including traditional Kerry cows and farm machinery will help you relive the past. Muck...

Ross Castle Ross Castle

Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
This Castle may be considered a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages. The date of its foundation is uncertain but it was probably built in the late 15th century by one of the O Donoghue Ross chieftains. It is...

The Lakes of Killarney

Co. Kerry, Ireland
The three main lakes of Killarney occupy a broad valley stretching south between the mountains, the Lower, Middle and Upper lakes, all lie within the Killarney National Park. Spectacular scenery.

Restaurants in Killarney

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Pubs & Nightlife

Killarney Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Bus Tours: Take a bus tour around Killarney, or an overnight tour visiting various sights in Killarney and the surrounding regions.

Map of Killarney