Everything. That's what you'll find in Killarney. It's Ireland's adventure playground but it's also a landscape of immense beauty and a land of fascinating and lasting tradition. There are crystal-clear lakes to swim in, ancient mountain trails to hike, winding roads to coast along. There's wildlife everywhere you look, from little critters to the colourful locals.
In Killarney, every step is an adventure. Which is why we've launched it as our newest departure point. If you can drag yourself away from the friendly cafes and quaint streets of town, there's so much to see beyond. Stories waiting, adventures building, memories teeming. We hope to see you there.
Half the fun of travel is trying to decide what should be at the top of your list. Maybe you'll go where many others have before you. Or maybe you'll stray further afield.
So, where will you go from Killarney? Torc Waterfall? Cahergall Stone Fort? Inch Beach? The choice is yours.
We adore Ireland. We love how green it is, how passionate the people are, how rich the history is. And we want to help keep it that way. Through our responsible travel initiative, we donate, volunteer, use small mini-coaches and do as much as we can to protect locations for future generations to enjoy.
- Just outside of Killarney rests Ireland's tallest mountain range: the MacGillycuddy's Reeks.
- Killarney played a significant role in the Irish War of Independence.
- Killarney means 'Church of the Blackthorn,’ but nobody is quite sure why.
- A short stroll or bike ride will bring you to the beloved Killarney National Park, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981.
- Keep an eye out for Dingle's mascot, a bottle-nose dolphin named Fungi.
- Explore the tiny and incredible Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved early christian churches in Ireland.