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Space for thrill seekers, Space for Families, Space for Friends and most importantly Space for You!

Ireland’s Adventure capital is open, so whether you want to paddle board the lakes, run wild in the forests with the Kids, challenge your friends to climb Ireland’s highest mountain range or simply sit quietly by the lakeside we have the space for you!

 

Adventure

Gap of Dunloe Boat & Trip & Hiking Tour
A breathtaking boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney. Our Gap of Dunloe Tour is more of an adventure than a tour! This is a full day experience and encompasses a boat journey through the three Lakes of Killarney and a hike through the Gap of Dunloe.  Leave Killarney at 9.30am, experience the breath-taking beauty of the Gap of Dunloe and return to Killarney via Ross Castle by bus transfer. To Book www.gapofdunloetours.com or www.killarneydaytours.com

Kayak on The Lakes of Killarney
Discover the hidden beauty of the Lakes of Killarney with a gentle kayak adventure exploring the incredible history of Ross Castle and experiencing the lakes unique wild nature.  This mesmerizing kayak tour is the best way to experience the Lakes of Killarney and offers you a real unique insight into the historical importance of Ross Castle. We will also delve into how its surrounding landscape was formed and observe its beautiful nature close at hand. To book www.moractivetours.com or www.outdoorsireland.com

Take on the Mountains
Carrauntoohill, Mangerton and the Macgillycuddy Reeks are amazing climbs and on every adventures’ list.  These are highly challenging climbs, but the majestic views of the Iveragh Peninsula will make it worth every step to the top. We highly recommend, especially if it is your first time, you engage the services of our highly experienced local guides. Not only will they access the best routes for your ability, but they have a wealth of local knowledge and history to share as you make your assent . To book check out  www.kerryclimbing.com or www.lodgeandreeksclimbing.com

Outdoor Activities

Golfing
Killarney’s credentials are sky high when it comes to comes to golf.  Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is home to two championship courses, Killeen & O’Mahony’s Point, Beaufort Golf Club is a wonderful parkland course and then Ross Golf Club offers you the opportunity for a quick 9 holes if time allows. All the courses will be open for green fees from 29th June and pre booking is essential.
www.killarneygolfclub.ie
www.beaufortgc.com
www.rossgolfcourse.com

Pony Trekking
It is an unforgettable experience to go horse riding through the Killarney National Park. Killarney Riding Stables offers a 2 hour Trail Ride into the ‘Killarney National Park’. The trails go into the Knockreer Estate north of Lough Lein, (the largest of the three lakes in Killarney). Taking in stunning views of mountains, lake, flora and fauna. All groups are guided and all levels of experience catered for. For clients who come un-equipped, we can provide riding hats and boots.
To Book www.killarneyridingstable.com

Abseiling
If you’re looking for a thrill, abseiling down old sandstone in the glaciated valley of the Gap of Dunloe will surely satisfy your adventure craving. Not only is this some of the best abseiling in Ireland, but the area surrounding you is out of this world.
To book www.moractive.com

Ross Castle Boat Tours
Relax and enjoy a traditional open boat trip around Killarney’s beautiful lakes arranged by Charlie and his team. Be entertained by the many stories your boatman will share, all of which are completely true!  Contact Charlie on 00353851742997

Gap of Dunloe Boat & Trip & Hiking Tour
A breathtaking boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney. Our Gap of Dunloe Tour is more of an adventure than a tour! This is a full day experience and encompasses a boat journey through the three Lakes of Killarney and a hike through the Gap of Dunloe. Leave Killarney at 9.30am, experience the breath-taking beauty of the Gap of Dunloe and return to Killarney via Ross Castle by bus transfer. To Book www.gapofdunloetours.com or www.killarneydaytours.com

Kayak on The Lakes of Killarney
Discover the hidden beauty of the Lakes of Killarney with a gentle kayak adventure exploring the incredible history of Ross Castle and experiencing the lakes unique wild nature.  This mesmerizing kayak tour is the best way to experience the Lakes of Killarney and offers you a real unique insight into the historical importance of Ross Castle. We will also delve into how its surrounding landscape was formed and observe its beautiful nature close at hand. To book www.moractivetours.com and www.outdoorsireland.com

Take on the Mountains
Carrauntoohill, Mangerton and the Macgillycuddy Reeks are amazing climbs and on every adventures’ list.  These are highly challenging climbs, but the majestic views of the Iveragh Peninsula will make it worth every step to the top. We highly recommend, especially if it is your first time, you engage the services of our highly experienced local guides. Not only will they access the best routes for your ability, but they have a wealth of local knowledge and history to share as you make your assent . To book check out  www.kerryclimbing.com or www.lodgeandreeksclimbing.com

 

Family Activities

Cycling in the National Park
Cycling at your leisure is a fun way to get around Killarney, while also a great to keep the children entertained. You can easily access Killarney National Park, Muckross and all its environs and plenty more by bike. Available from O’Sullivan Cycles in Killarney town centre, you have a great variety of choice to suit all needs. Options to Book www.killarneyrentabike.com  www.killarneycyclingtours.com   www.killarneybikerental.com

Pony Trekking
It is an unforgettable experience to go horse riding through the Killarney National Park. Killarney Riding Stables offers a 2 hour Trail Ride into the ‘Killarney National Park’. The trails go into the Knockreer Estate north of Lough Lein, (the largest of the three lakes in Killarney). Taking in stunning views of mountains, lake, flora and fauna. All groups are guided and all levels of experience catered for. For clients who come un-equipped, we can provide riding hats and boots.
To Book www.killarneyridingstable.com

Knockreer Children’s Playground – toddlers & pre teens
The playground is located with the much larger “playground” of the National Park, and for younger children there is nothing like a good playground to burn off some youthful energy. Walk or cycle from the town centre, bring a picnic and let the kids run free in a safe space. The adjoining playing fields are a great place to have a run around, kick a ball, catch a frisbee etc.  or cycle further along the greenway keeping an eye out for a heron fishing for his lunch or a dipper bobbing up and down the rocks.

Escape Roomspre teens and older
Wits, guile and ingenuity are required to solve puzzles, riddles, ciphers among other challenge to escape from the themed scenarios within the 60minute time frame. Suitable for family & groups of 8 – 12 people from ages 8 upwards. To book  www.escapekillarney.ie

Deerpark Pitch & Putt
Nestled at the edge of Killarney town centre, the club will be open for families to enjoy from the 29th June.  To book www.deerparkpitchandputt.com

Deer Spotting in the National Park
Go deer spotting in the spectacular Killarney National Park. Stroll around the extensive park and spot the herds of wild Red Deer that roam here freely. Tell your kids that they are the oldest surviving deer in Ireland, and they lived in the Killarney valley since the Ice Age! There are a number of different areas of the Park where it’s east to spot the deer – either close to the town in the Knockreer area of Killarney National Park or close to the entrance of Muckross House & Gardens.  

Jaunting Car ride in the Park
No visit to Killarney would be complete without taking a Jaunting Car Tour of Killarney National Park. Renowned for their wit and charming storytelling, a local jarvey will guide you through the park on a horse drawn cart regaling you with local history, stories of old and Irish legends. A unique way of touring the National Park; perfect for families and those less able bodied who wish to see the sight without having to take the route on foot.  In line with the current protocols pre booking is essential, please visit www.killarneyjauntingcars.ie

Walks & Trails

Killarney National Park is one of the most dramatically beautiful reserves in Ireland.  Craggy mountains loom over silent lakes, while the country’s only wild herd of native red deer roam through ancient woodland.  A designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1981, Killarney National Park is where you will find one of Ireland’s most important habitants.  If you feel like escaping into nature for a day, it is the perfect place to go.  It is easy to spend an entire day outdoors here, exploring the trails.  From lake loops to forest walks there is much to enjoy.  For detailed descriptions visit Walks & Trails 

Tours

Killarney House Interpretive Tour
Killarney House & Gardens has been carefully restored to its former glory and you can enjoy a tour of the historic rooms and learn its rich history.  The interpretive exhibition is a gateway to Killarney National Park and allow you to discover more about this beautiful landscape and the ongoing work to protect it.  The gardens are a peaceful haven in the middle of a busy town and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.  www.killarneynationalpark.ie

Muckross House & Gardens
A stroll around Muckross House & Gardens is the ideal choice to spend a lazy afternoon with the family. Acres of green space around the gardens and house make for all the fun in the world. When the sun is shining, why not bring a blanket and a picnic to setup camp in the gardens.  You can make this experience in Muckross as long or as short as you wish. There are many routes to choose from if you wish to lengthen your walk, including Muckross Abbey, Lakeshore to Torc Waterfall and Dinis Cottage. From more information on what you can do visit www.muckross-house.ie

Gap of Dunloe Boat & Trip & Hiking Tour
A breathtaking boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney. Our Gap of Dunloe Tour is more of an adventure than a tour! This is a full day experience and encompasses a boat journey through the three Lakes of Killarney and a hike through the Gap of Dunloe. Leave Killarney at 9.30am, experience the breath-taking beauty of the Gap of Dunloe and return to Killarney via Ross Castle by bus transfer. To book www.gapofdunloetours.com or www.killarneydaytours.com

Guided Hawk Walk
A Leisurely stroll with a falconer and hawk/or reran of hawks to show the ability of trained birds and their relationship with their human partners.  The participants will have hands on experience with hawks under instruction from Killarney falconry’s falconers. To book www.killarneyfalconery.com

Shopping

Killarney is best known for its warm hospitality and amazing landscapes; however, it is also an excellent shopping destination.

From high street brands to independent shops Killarney has something for everyone.  As the retailer’s re-open staff and owners are very conscious of ensuring you experience not only a welcoming visit but also a safe one.  HSE & Government guidelines have been implemented; training provided and the appropriate measures in place for a safe shopping experience.

Bookstore
Easons
O’Connors Newsagent
The Dungeon

Clothing – Ladies, Gents and Outdoor
Brian James 
Hazel’s Nut About Vintage
MacBee’s
O’Sullivan’s Outdoor Store
Portwest Outdoor Store 
Quills Menswear
Scarlett Killarney

Crafts / Gifts / Jewellers
Adams Jewellers
Bricin
Christy’s Gift Store
Keanes Jewellers 
Moriartys Irish Gift Store 
Muckross Craft Shop
Quills Woollen Market
Serendipity Crafts
The Irish Pub Shop

Footwear
Frank Coffey Shoes
Walsh Brothers Shoes
Who’s 4 Shoes

Pharmacy 
Kennelly’s Pharmacy
Sewells Pharmacy

Deerpark Retail Park
Burton’s – Dorothy Perkins -Evan’s – Wallis
New Look
Marks & Spencers
Mod’s & Mini’s
Boot’s
World of Wonder

Killarney Outlet Centre
Army Surplus Warehouse – Claire’s Accessories  – DV8 Fashion – Leading Labels
Paco Store  – Pavers – The Edinburgh Woolen Mills – Ponden Home
The Works Outlet – Trespass – Kerry GAA Store – Flying Tiger

Live Entertainment

Killarney Nightlife is legendary and in normal times you would be falling over yourself with live music options ……. but for now it will be quite in the many pubs and niteclubs for a little while more!

All is not lost though, The INEC, the largest indoor entertainment venue outside of Dublin is busy lining up some great entertainment from July 20th onwards. Keep up to date with what is happening by clicking here

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