Killarney, justifiably Ireland’s most popular tourist destination, is surrounded by breathtaking scenery in which rugged mountains are mirrored in the serene visage of Killarney’s three loughs (lakes).
Killarney is also rich in historical houses, castles and monuments, including Muckross House, a 65 room mansion built in 1843, Muckross Abbey founded in 1440 and Inisfallen Island with its peaceful monastic ruins.
The town itself is a lively hub of activity with many restaurants, pubs and discos, along with outlets for renting bikes, cars and the famous ‘jaunting cars’ (pony and trap), which are unique to this beautiful part of Ireland.
We use the Killarney Heights Hotel, a traditional hotel steeped in history which is situated less than a mile from the town centre.
Offers a good range of welcoming restaurants, cafés and pubs. There is plenty to keep shoppers happy – a variety of shops selling everything from antiques to car parts, many of which have a long tradition of late night opening.