Things to Do and See
Killarney is a bustling town with many traditional pubs offering traditional music sessions, Restaurants & shops. The sites of interest in the town reflect its strong heritage, religious and educational history.
Killarney National Park
26,000 acres of mountain, lakes and woodlands. Ideal for walking, cycling, boating and mountaineering. Situated in the National Park is Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms. Muckross House is an 18th century Victorian mansion. Many of the rooms have been restored to their orginal Victorian splendour.
Built by the O Donoghue chieftains in the 15th century. It looks out onto the 7th century monastery on Innisfallen Island. The monastery was an early source of Munster history. Annals of Innisfallen were written here. Ross Castle is a typical stronghold of Irish chieftains built during the middle ages.
Torc Waterfall is approximately 7 kilometres from Killarney Town and approx 2.5 kilometres from the motor entrance to Muckross House and can be accessed from a car park on the N71 better known as the Killarney – Kenmare road. A short walk of approx 300 metres brings you to the waterfall. From that point steps lead to another viewing point at a higher altitude that provides a view over the Middle Lake. The path is also part of the Kerry Way long distance walking route and a starting point for circular walking routes which are indicated by a map down at the start of the trail beside the car park. The waterfall which is approximately 20 metres high is at its best after heavy rainfall. Across the road from the car park jaunting cars can be hired for a trip to Muckross House within the National Park.
Gap of Dunloe
Take a boat trip form Ross Castle through the Lakes passing by the meeting of the waters(where the three lakes meet) to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, from here walk, cycle or take a pony and trap through this beautiful glacier valley to Kate Kearney’s Cottage
Ring of Kerry
Spectacular drive around the Iveragh Peninsula of mountain, sea, lakes and beaches.
Stunning scenery of sea cliffs, beaches, coves, mountains and archaeological sites.
The Jaunting Car
The Jaunting Car will take you on tours such as The Lakes of Killarney, Ross Castle, Muckross House & Gardens, Torc Waterfall and anywhere else you might like to visit. Whilst on one of the tours using the Jaunting Car the Jarvey will tell you the history and stories at every corner on the road relating to the area you visiting.