For the past 250 years, loved and appreciated by visitors for its warm welcome and its breathtaking landscape of mountain, valley, lake and woodland, Killarney was described during the great 19th century romantic period as ‘Heaven’s Reflex’.
In the 21st Century, all the original reasons for its worldwide fame still apply, but Killarney has not stood still. It continues to enhance its reputation by providing Ireland’s finest and widest choice of hospitality and activity options for you.
Killarney is situated in the heart of the beautiful southwest of Ireland. The breathtaking beauty of the landscape, the majestic mountains and mystical lakes combine to make Killarney the ultimate jewel in ‘quality holiday destinations’.
It’s world famous National Park – 26,000 acres / 10,000 hectares of magnificent landscapes, parkland, forest, ice-age valleys, mountain & lake, with a rich wildlife of flora and fauna – and Muckross House & Gardens, offer wonderful experiences never to be forgotten. Killarney is truly – ‘A place for all Seasons’.
“Great place in very central location to Killarney town centre. Spacious car park, Very well appointed rooms, great newly decorated guest lounge and garden. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff and very helpful. I am staying at Castle Lodge since many years and will do so in future.”TRIPADVISOR
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History & Heritage
Bronze Age copper mines, 7th century abbeys, 15th century castles, country manors & Victorian mansions, 19th century cottages & lanes. Pugins’s neo-gothic cathedral & ecclesiastical buildings, traditional farms. So much history to enjoy and magical places to visit.
Local gems at Muckross and Dunloe with neighbouring treasures at Derrynane, Derreen and Garnish Island.
International and national stars throughout the year at the INEC with Irish Dance and Music spectaculars, cabarets and concerts; live music in clubs and pubs; buskers on the streets; and of course, the now famous Summerfest. Outdoor Concerts at the Stadium during the summer with a multi-screen cinema also in town centre for those not so nice days.