Muckross House Gardens and Traditional Farms
is a magnificent Victorian Mansion and one of
Ireland's leading stately homes. It is situated
overlooking the Lakes of Killarney
and Torc Mountain.


Within a couple of miles of Muckross House,
Torc Waterfall
is a dramatic waterfall that
originates from the top of Torc Mountain.

There is a beautiful wooded path through
Friars' Glen to the top of the falls
where you can take advantage of
excellent views of the the Lakes of Killarney.

On the final section of the Ring of Kerry you will enter the Killarney National Park at Ladies View.
Not only victorian ladies take a gasp at this truely magnificient view!

Ross Castle was built during the 15th century. After over 25 years of restoration work, it has recently reopened for tours.

Boat trips on the Lakes of Killarney depart
from the castle regularly.

On the opposite side of the lake lies the
Gap of Dunloe - a beautiful glaciated valley
comprised of high cliffs and isolated lakes
that can be walked, cycled or for a more relaxing experience via jaunting car!

Day Tours:

The Ring of Kerry is situated in the South West Corner of Ireland. Over the
centuries it has been the inspiration of poets and writers because of its spectacular
costal scenery and rugged countryside. The Ring of Kerry tour circles the magnificent
MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain range through its many passes and valleys along the
Atlantic shores of Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay (Allow 6 hours to drive)

Dingle and Slea Head: This route has the most rugged Atlantic caostline in Kerry and
embraces prehistoric huts and forts. Flora and wildlife abound in the area which is also
an Irish speaking region - authentic Ireland at its best! (Allow 6 hours to drive)

The Gap of Dunloe Tour begins by coach to Kate Kearney's Cottage where ponies and
pony carriages may be hired for the journey through the 6-mile pass. For keen walkers,
this terrain is ideal. Boats await at Gerhameen river for the
homeward journey via the enchanting Upper, Middle and Lower Lakes to Ross Castle
where coaches will return you back to Killarney town.

The Beara Peninsula: This tour can only be taken by car.
The route leaves Killarney southwards to Kenmare through the 'Healy Pass'
to Bantry Bay and Gengarriff to see Garnish Island. You will pass through
charming villages, Derreen Gardens and the Caha Mountains (Allow 6 hours to drive)

Killarney Nightlife

Shraheen House is convenient for those who wish to sample Killarney's nightlife
with its many pubs (many with traditional Irish entertainment), restaurants and niteclubs

Golf

Killarney has several top quality courses. There are also links courses nearby in
Waterville, Dooks and Ballybunion

 

Site created and maintained by David Fleming. Last Updated March 24th 2014