Killarney & the Ring of Kerry

Killarney (Irish: Cill Airne, meaning "church of sloes") is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane, which is part of Killarney National Park. The town and its hinterland is home to St Mary's Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Abbey, the Lakes of Killarney, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Purple Mountain, Mangerton Mountain, the Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. Owing to its natural heritage, history and its location on the Ring of Kerry, Killarney is a popular tourist destination.

Killarney was bestowed the prestigious "Best Kept Town" award in 2007 in a cross-border competition jointly organised by the Department of the Environment and the Northern Ireland Amenity Council. In 2011 it was named Ireland's tidiest town and the cleanest town in the country by Irish Business Against Litter.

Killarney is Ireland's oldest and still most popular tourist destination, a bustling town full of character and in an area home to many attractions, from the rugged grandeur of The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range, to the historic castles, stately homes and ancient woodlands of Killarney National Park.

Enjoy the glorious spring colours of this region's beautiful gardens and countryside.

 

Suggested Group Tour itinerary by coach

Day 1
Depart the UK. Arrive in Killarney and check into your hotel.

Day 2
Ring of Kerry.

Today, enjoy a days excursion to the famous 'Ring of Kerry' with a specialist guide. Travel from Killarney to Killorgin, Glenbeigh and Caherciveen, Waterville and Sneem, finishing at Kenmare before travelling back to Killarney

Day 3
Killarney, Jaunting car trip and Muckross House.

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Killarney. In the afternoon, take a jaunt to Muckross House and Gardens. The jewel of Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens is a must see. Features of Muckross Gardens include a fine collection of Rhododendrons, a Sunken Garden, a Rock Garden and a Stream Garden.

Day 4
Tralee and the Dingle Peninsula.

Visit Tralee - here the Kerry Museum is a must-see - then continue onto the Dingle Peninsula. Take in the varied and striking scenery, see the Dingle lighthouse, visit the West Kerry Museum or take a boat trip out to spot Fungie, Dingle's resident dolphin!

Day 5
Return home.

After breakfast we head back to the ferry port for the return journey home