Top 10 Things to do in Killarney, Ireland

December 4, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Forget fashionable footwear, only your most comfortable shoes will cut it in Killarney. It's a walking town, and every trail is a history lesson. Journey on foot through Ireland's first national park, 26,000 acres of woodlands, sandstone mountains and low-lying lakes. When your feet wear out, take in Killarney National Park via boat from Ross Castle. And because there are more hotel beds in Killarney than in any other Irish town or city (besides Dublin), you'll always have a place to rest your head (and feet).
Restaurants in Killarney

1. Killarney Falconry

Pre booking essential | Bishop Moynihan Crescent, Killarney, Ireland +353 87 240 1551
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Killarney Falconry

The traditional application of falconry has been to take a Bird of Prey, train it and then attempt to catch wild quarry with it. Although our guided walks with hawks experience, is not a hunting expedition, it is a leisurely stroll through the majestic settings of Killarney with falconer and hawk/or team of hawks and shows the ability of trained birds and their relationship with their human partners.The participants will have hands on experience with the hawks,you will be able to handle and fly the hawk yourselves under instruction from Killarney falconry's falconers. We finish up with an owl encounter where you can handle & hold an owl. Private Hawk Walk Duration 1hr approx One Participant 70euro Two Participants 100euro Three Participants 130euro Family Package (2adults/2kidsU14)120euro Extra Participants/Spectators €30each, Times between 10am to 3.30pm Daily Weather permitting activity. Pre-booking avoids disappointment Locations for Hawk Walks may change due to conditions but normally 5/10mins drive from Killarney town centre Kind Regards Killarney Falconry Geoffrey 0872401551 / 00353872401551

Reviewed By RamblinJamie - Orlando, Florida

Killarney falconry- This was our favorite activity of Ireland and is worth driving a long way to do this. We made Reservations over email and were given directions to meet Liam and Arizona about a 10 minute drive out of town. We showed up a few minutes early and Liam was there waiting for us. After a quick introduction Liam gave us gloves and introduced us to Arizona who is a Harris Hawk. We spent 45 minutes casting and catching him to our arm. The pictures and slow motion videos were outrageously awesome and just made our day. We closed the tour with holding owls of all shapes and sizes. Again we got great pictures with the birds. I highly recommend this activity and you can easily squeeze it into your schedule since it only took an hour.

2. Killarney National Park

Killarney, Ireland +353 64 663 0085
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Killarney National Park

Reviewed By 4graceNpeace2U - Madison, Wisconsin

This is a beautiful place and there is so much to see and do. Something for everyone. Even in March the scenic drives are beautiful. There are restaurants, pubs and shops nearby.

3. Irish Whiskey Experience

93 New Street, Killarney, Ireland +353 64 663 5700
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Irish Whiskey Experience

Blend your own Irish Whiskey, draw whiskey straight from our authentic oak cask, learn how Irish whiskey pairs perfectly with farmhouse cheese or artisan chocolate. We will take you on a journey through the wonderful world of Ireland’s native spirit – from its alluring history, production methods and renaissance. 10 Masterclasses Daily!

Reviewed By JoshuaTM311 - Dallas, Texas

We soberly stumbled across the Celtic Whiskey bar while walking around Killarney, and we not-so-soberly stumbled out several hours later. This place is amazing. We did one of their whiskey classes. Luke was our teacher/guide/whatever title you want to bestow, and he was awesome. My wife prefers gin, but she had a great time learning about and tasting the various whiskeys. I highly recommend this place to anyone hoping to learn about and/or drink any whiskey they can think of.
The food was also surprisingly delicious. I say surprisingly because we obviously didn't come for the food, but we were more than happy that we stayed for it.

4. Carrantoohil

Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland +353 66 976 9244
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Carrantoohil

Ireland's highest peak.

Reviewed By Tony_le_Blanc - Killarney, Ireland

Nothing quite like the views from Irelands highest mountain. Well worth the day out and the effort involved. Please wear appropriate clothing as the Irish weather can change in a heartbeat. There is a dedicated weather forecasting site for Carrantoohil which is worth checking before you visit. On a clear day the view will be worth the huffing and puffing.

5. Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe National School Gap of Dunloe National School Gap of Dunloe National School Off the R562 Road To Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney V93 YN52, Ireland +353 87 267 2821
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Gap of Dunloe

Reviewed By PatrickManU - Cork, Ireland

Went up the Gap of Dunloe today. It’s a lovely walk. Great way to cure a hangover after the night before. We parked in Kate Kearney’s cottage and walked from there. We didn’t make it to the top but the part we saw was beautiful. We walked about 45 minutes up and 45 minutes back. Not sure how far we were from the top. Next time we will drive halfway up and park then walk to the rest of the way to the top.

6. Muckross Abbey

N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland +353 1 888 2000
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Muckross Abbey

Reviewed By DKISS76 - Montgomery, Texas

Muckross Abbey is above beautiful castle in Ireland. It sits off on a parcel of land grand and alluring. It’s a great reminder of old school Ireland and how things were in the times when kings and queens ruled the land. The Castles in Ireland are all beautiful and grand!

7. Old Kenmare Road

18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland 353-64-31633
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Old Kenmare Road

Reviewed By JnVSydney - Sydney

The views were indeed spectacular, however our favourite part was driving the tight turns and going through the tunnels. plenty of place to stop and get awesome piccies.

8. The Kerry Way

Killarney, Ireland 353-64-34712
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The Kerry Way

Reviewed By itchyfeet2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

We set off on a dull day but unfortunately by halfway round the drive fog came in and lasted for many miles. Sadly this spoiled our trip. The road was very winding and not always in great condition so we found the driving very slow. Would love to repeat on a good day. We're lucky enough to see Ladies View as we ended our trip. Do watch out for sudden changes in the weather like this, we were taken by surprise

9. Torc Mountain Walk

Kenmare Road, Killarney, Ireland 353-64-31633
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Torc Mountain Walk

Reviewed By SJHepp - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This long but family-friendly walk begins at the Torc Waterfall which is worth a visit on its own. Trail to the mountain is not marked -- why not? Get good directions before you arrive as internet is spotty. The walk has a wonderful views, goes though a Nature Reserve, includes several 'boardwalk' sections across a highland bog, and meanders up to an amazing view of the lakes which you can only see from the summit.

10. Innisfallen Island

Killarney, Ireland
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Innisfallen Island

Reviewed By Aussie_in_Vietnam - Hoi An Vietnam

I took this trip on a whim, as I was visiting the Ross Castle and had an hour spare. Ancient ruins, a 500 year old tree in the front, and taking a nice 45 minute walk around the island we encountered wild deer. Apparently centuries ago certain kings were educated here. A hidden gem.

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