Visit Killarney

Shops and restaurants

Killarney is a lively town that’s host to a number of creative boutiques, art galleries, outlet stores, a cinema, Irish-dancing shows in the summer, and much more. You’ll find a wide range of restaurants with local Irish fare, traditional pub grub, international cuisine, and fine dining. Killarney has its own local craft beer, and is famous for traditional Irish music and good craic. We recommend you make this part of your agenda!


Knockcarrig House is the perfect luxury base for your golfing activities, with easy access to several top-notch golf courses. Visit the renowned Killarney Golf & Fishing Club on the shores of one of Killarney’s three lakes; Beaufort Golf Club, just 10 minutes from Killarney and set in stunning scenery; Dooks Golf Club in Glenbeigh , a short drive from Killarney, with spectacular views of Rossbeigh and Inch beaches; and the Championship Links Waterville Golf Club on the Ring of Kerry.

Killarney National Park

Visit the stunning Killarney National Park, with its 26,000 acres, native oak forests and large population of wild deer. Walk from the town to Ross Castle at the edge of the water, and take a boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney or walk back into town. Walk through the park towards Muckross and take in the beautiful, roaring power of Torc Waterfall before heading back by jaunting car or on foot to the town.

Muckross House

Muckross House is a fabulous furnished 19th-century Victorian mansion in the Muckross area of the National Park, with beautiful grounds, an arboretum, a craft arts shop, a working farm, and a café. You can visit the interior of the house, which still holds much of its original furniture and art. Walk around the grounds on the edge of Muckross Lake or venture further on one of the many trails that winds through oak and hazel woods. Nearby is Muckross Abbey, the roofless ecclesiastical Franciscan site with a vaulted cloister and founded in the 15th century. See one of the oldest trees in Ireland, the famous yew tree, claimed to be more than 500 years old.

The Ring of Kerry