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KillarneyIreland

Explore the cobbled streets, 19th-century architecture and beautiful walking trails of this Irish town known for its pub culture, hospitality and mountain surrounds.

Killarney is known as the gateway to the County or “Kingdom” of Kerry. The small town’s natural surroundings, including woodland, lakes and high peaks, are its biggest draws. The town itself is a popular destination for visitors year-round, thanks to its 19th-century architecture, narrow cobbled streets and lively pub culture.

Killarney is located in the southwest of Ireland and surrounded by Killarney National Park. The town is the starting point for the famous Ring of Kerry tourist route. This 110-mile (177-kilometer) drive takes in forests, waterfalls and rugged coastline.

Explore Killarney’s narrow lanes and stumble across cafés and craft shops. Visit 19th-century landmarks, such as St. Mary's Cathedral and Muckross House. The small town center is easy to navigate on foot.

Killarney has a long tradition of hospitality and offers plenty of hotels and bed and breakfast accommodations. Fierce competition among pubs and restaurants keeps quality high. Visit one of the many venues offering live music and entertainment and join locals in having a rowdy good time, especially on weekends. If you’re looking for something quieter, visit midweek, or ask locals for current recommendations.

From raucous St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to Christmas festivities, Killarney hosts a variety of festivals year-round. The town is especially busy in the summer months of July and August. Visit during these peak seasons to participate in the special celebrations or come in spring or autumn to avoid the crowds.

Venture outside the town on scenic hiking trails or tourist drives to reach the three Lakes of Killarney and the peaks of the national park. Killarney sits on the shores of Lough Leane. Take a boat tour or simply walk around this lake and enjoy mountain views. Torc Waterfall and many other nature spots are also easy to reach on foot or by car from Killarney town.

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Top hotels in Killarney

Parkavon Hotel
Parkavon Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is SG$112 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in the centre of Killarney, this family-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of INEC Killarney and Killarney National Park. Ross Castle is 1.9 mi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (529 reviews)
Family stay August 2020

"Staff were lovely. Rooms were spotless and comfortable. Great location. Felt really safe staying there with measures put in place regarding COVID -19"…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug,2020

Parkavon Hotel
The Brehon
The Brehon
4 out of 5
The price is SG$204 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lough Leane, INEC Killarney and Killarney National Park. Ross Castle is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (546 reviews)
short break

"we had an excellent 2 night in The Brehon hotel. everything was run efficiently and smoothly especially now given present Covid restrictions. Standard of cleanliness was great. Staff were brilliant , very efficient and courteous. we were very surprised how well everything ran so well despite the ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug,2020

The Brehon
The Killarney Park
The Killarney Park
5 out of 5
Town Centre, Killarney, Kerry
The price is SG$364 per night from 4 Jan to 5 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

This family-friendly Killarney hotel is located in a national park, within a 15-minute walk of Killarney National Park and St. Mary's Cathedral. Killarney Race ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (139 reviews)

"Very"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar,2020

The Killarney Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Killarney

The Central Park Apartment 1
The Central Park Apartment 1
4 out of 5

Situated in a national park, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Killarney House Gardens and Killarney National Park. INEC Killarney and Ross ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Great location, the Apt. just renewal so nice and clean. Plenty space for kids to play. Great kitchen to cook. Only problem is no lift."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar,2020

The Central Park Apartment 1
Park Place Apartments
Park Place Apartments
4 out of 5
The price is SG$242 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in the heart of Killarney, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Fitzgerald Stadium and Killarney National Park. INEC Killarney and Ross ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (246 reviews)
Best apartment I have stayed in Ireland

"The location of apartment is brilliant, city center is 2mins walking down the road. The apartment itself was huge, very bright with a big balcony. We stayed during COVID-19 and it was spotlessly clean."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug,2020

Park Place Apartments
Parkland Holiday Homes
Parkland Holiday Homes
3.5 out of 5

Situated in Killarney, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Killarney Riding Stables and Killarney National Park. Ross Castle and INEC Killarney ...

4.4/5Excellent! (31 reviews)
good

"very good....pictures on web site good but the property was much better than on site."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug,2020

Parkland Holiday Homes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Killarney

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12 Feb 2020

Love Killarney

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Nov 2019

Great choices of places to eat. Lovely shops. Great effort made with the Christmas decorations. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Sep 2019

Very friendly people

5/5 - Excellent

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19 Sep 2019

Killarney is a must see. The lakes, the mountains, the drives, the friendly people are all unbeatable!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Sep 2019

a beautiful area where you can spend weeks seeing everything.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Aug 2019

Beware on check-in we were told we had the breakfast & evening meal package so had a great meal at the restaurant with a great bill we were not expecting. I had no access to email booking on the trip so could not verify the expedia package we bought.

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