What’s To Do

People have been escaping to Killarney – in the ancient Kingdom of Kerry – for over 250 years. They come for the legendary beauty: the lakes, waterfalls, mountain peaks and heart stopping views. And they come for the craic agus ceol: the good times and the banter, the pubs, live music, and easy Irish charm. It’s known as “the home of the traditional Irish welcome”, because this is where Irish tourism began.

Family Owned and Run

Killarney has been in the business of tourism since the 1700s. It is a medium sized town with a population of approximately 12,000 people and the majority of local businesses are family owned as they have been for generations. When an exciting event like Ireland BikeFest Killarney roars into town, everyone rolls out the welcome mat to ensure our guests have much fun and adventure.

Killarney has some of the best scenic and outdoor activities to suit the whole family.

For the Kids

Buddies Play Centre
Buddies Play Centre
Buddies offers 8,000 sq feet of fun – Toddler area with crazy car track, ball pit, slide and cozy corner. Junior area – 3 lane slide, dizzy discs, ball cannon, sports area and much more!! New attractions – Pirate party area, Bouncy Carousel, inflatable bungee run, and a real favourite bungee trampoline.
Kingdom Falconry
Kingdom Falconry
Kingdom Falconry offers you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of our majestic and awe-inspiring birds of prey – eagles, hawks, falcons and owls

Getting Active

Cycling
Cycling
Follow the many trails within the National Park for a wonderful way to spend the day. Bikes can be hired from numerous locations around the town.
Fishing
Fishing
The rivers and lakes of Killarney are a haven for fishing enthusiasts. The Flesk River is renowned for its spring-run of salmon and the River Laune has excellent stocks of salmon and trout.
Walking & Hiking
Walking & Hiking
Killarney something to suit walkers and hikers of all levels, from a gentle stroll around the lakes to enjoying the challenges of Carrantouhill.
Golfing
Golfing
Home to superb championship courses, including the 2010 Irish Open course, Killeen, Killarney and it’s surrounds is truly a golfer’s paradise.

See the Sights

Day Trips
Day Trips
Want to sit back and let somebody else do the driving? Explore all that Kerry has to offer with one of the many scenic guided couch trips including Ring of Kerry, Dingle & Slea Head and the Killarney Highlights Tours.