A moment’s stroll from the doors of The Brehon, Killarney’s mountains and lakes await. Here eagles soar, wild deer roam and visitors and locals alike pause to catch their breath. A small yet cosmopolitan town, Killarney’s pubs and restaurants are renowned the world over. The town centre is peppered with boutiques, craft shops, galleries and traditional pubs all dotted along a streetscape unchanged for centuries. And beyond Killarney lies the majestic Wild Atlantic Way where the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula weave their way along Kerry’s dramatic coastline.
* As a guest of The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments you will receive a voucher booklet on check-in with discounts on local attractions.
Killarney National Park is a truly wonderful place and without doubt one of the most beautiful spots to visit in Ireland. Nestled between the Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas, it was established in 1932 making it Ireland’s first National Park. Today it covers over 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) of mountain, woodland, lakes, parks and gardens and features a treasure trove of ancient castles and stately homes. The beauty of this area means one of the very best things to do is to simply spend a day sightseeing and exploring the many free attractions of the area. There is an abundance of activities and in particular an abundance of things to do with kids in Killarney National Park. The many visitor attractions include Muckross House and Gardens, Ross Castle, the Lakes of Killarney and much, much more.
Kennedy’s Animal Pet Farm & Playground
Destination KillarneyThis well-established farm has a great variety of birds and animals waiting to be admired. Located 8km from the town, this Pet Farm & Playground offers kids a chance to learn and play in a charming environment.
*€7 per person with your guest voucher book.
Buddies Play Centre
Destination KillarneyBuddies offers 8,000 sq feet of fun - Toddler area with crazy car track, ball pit, slide and cozy corner. Junior area – 3 lane slide, dizzy discs, ball cannon, sports area and much more!! New attractions – Pirate party area, Bouncy Carousel, inflatable bungee run, and a real favourite bungee trampoline.
*25% Off the standard entry fee with your guest voucher book.
Muckross Traditional Farms
Destination KillarneySuitable for all ages - explore 3 separate working farms from the 1930s and 1940s giving an exciting representation of the life and farming styles of the time. Each farmhouse comes with animals, poultry and horse drawn farm machinery. Visit the blacksmith’s forge, a carpenter’s workshop or hop onto the Muckross Vintage Coach which drives from farm to farm.
*Family ticket €22 with your guest voucher book.
Crag Cave & Crazy Play
Destination KillarneyThis place offers a wonderful and exciting adventure for any child, and adults too! Explore the history of the cave with its stalagmites and stalactites. Tour guides will explain it’s intriguing origin and discovery.
For more information on these and more Killarney activities visit www.destinationkillarney.ie
Destination KillarneyKingdom Falconry offers you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of our majestic and awe-inspiring birds of prey - eagles, hawks, falcons and owls
*20% Off Admission with your guest voucher book.
Killarney Tourist Train
Destination KillarneyHop on at The Brehon or Gleneagle Hotel and spend time at your favourite places before you Hop on again to finish your tour with us.
*20% Off Admission with your guest voucher book.
Jaunting Car Tours
Destination Killarney*€5 Off per car with your guest voucher book.
Horse Riding & Pony Trekking
All levels of riding experience are catered for in these scenic guided tours of the famous National Park with local riding stables.
Walking & Hiking
Killarney something to suit walkers and hikers of all levels, from a gentle stroll around the lakes to enjoying the challenges of Carrantouhill.
Follow the many trails within the National Park for a wonderful way to spend the day. Bikes can be hired from numerous locations around the town.
Home to superb championship courses, including the 2010 Irish Open course, Killeen, Killarney and it’s surrounds is truly a golfer’s paradise. Whether you are a beginner or a self-proclaimed pro, Killarney jas the course for you.
The many rivers and lakes throughout Killarney are a haven for fishing enthusiasts. The Flesk River is renowned for its spring-run of salmon and the River Laune has excellent stocks of salmon and trout. Rods, tackle and information can be found at a number of shops in town.
SEE THE SIGHTS...
Muckross House & Gardens
This is one of Killarney’s premier attractions, boasting amazing Victorian House & Gardens nestled in the National Park. There are daily tours in the peak months or simply wander around the extensive grounds and gardens.
This picturesque and noble ruin, now fully restored to its former glory, was the stronghold of the O’Donoghue’s. It stands on the shores of Killarney’s largest lake and looks out at the legendary monastery on Innisfallen island where Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, is said to have studied. Tours of the castle are available during the summer months.
Jump aboard the M.V. Pride of the Lakes – the perfect way to discover the hidden gems on the lakes of Killarney. This enclosed, heated vessel departs from Ross Castle daily during the summer months.
Want to sit back and let somebody else do the driving? Explore all that Kerry has to offer with one of the many scenic guided couch trips including Ring of Kerry, Dingle & Slea Head and the Killarney Highlights Tours.