Activites for the family
Killarney town & surrounding area plays host to a plethora of activities for all ages.
The World Famous Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is just outside the town and has played host to the Irish Open on more than one occasion. Once referred to as "Heavens Reflex" and the "Nearest Golf Club to Heaven!" and with 3 Championship courses the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club can offer 3 totally unique options and challenges to the golfer.
Fishing is also a major pastime in Killarney with the majestic Lakes of Killarney offering some of the best Salmon and Trout waters in Ireland. Trout fishing on Killarney's Lakes is free and, for a small licence fee you can hunt for the magnificent wild Atlantic Salmon.
A bike ride through the National Park is a must for the cycling enthusiast with the majestic Killarney Lakes and McGillycuddy Reeks offering a stunning backdrop.
There are many walks and trails around Killarney ranging from a two hour tourist trail around the town itself to the 215km (135 miles) long distance walking route ("The Kerry Way") from Killarney around the Ring of Kerry. Visitors can enjoy various day trips around the area. The Gap of Dunloe Tour is highly recommended and discovers Killarney at its mystical best. Torc Waterfall is one of the finest waterfalls in Ireland and Ladies View offers some of the most spectacular views of the Killarney valley.
Killarney Culture & Heritage
Visitors can enjoy various day trips around the area. The Gap of Dunloe Tour is highly recommended and discovers Killarney at its mystical best, Torc Waterfall is one of the finest waterfalls in Ireland and Ladies View offers some of the most spectacular views of the Killarney valley.
Visitors without their own transport can travel in the traditional jaunting-cars, water buses or in modern coaches around the area.
With cars having access only to Muckross House car park, the Muckross and Dinis Tour is best done by jaunting-car, bicycle or on foot. The 21km (13 miles) round trip has some of the finest and most beautiful scenery in the country and affords magnificent views of the Lake District.
There are many places of interest and of historical importance to visit in Killarney, such as waterfalls, churches and monuments; the town is an excellent centre for shops and cinema and for the evenings there are singing pubs, banqueting, cabarets, dancing, drama and the famous INEC hosting concerts and events from all over the world.
Family Activites in Killarney
Killarney plays host to a wide range of family fun activities including the Coral Leisure Centre, Kennedy's Pet Farm, Horse Riding, Hill Walking and a host of Lake and Jaunting Car tours where you will meet many characters and hear stories of intrigue and historical interest.
The Christmas in Killarney festival is held each year with a host of family events, parades and fun for all the family.
The Killarney Summerfest, held in late July each year, hosts a myriad of activities for all the family. The Festival programme offers a fantastic range of outdoor activities set amongst the breathtaking Lakes, Hills, Valleys and Mountains of Killarney. An abundance of children's activities throughout the day await with dozens of Arts and Creativity Work shops and fun summer camps
With fishing, walks, golf and cluture Kenmare has much to offer the discerning traveller.
The Star Outdoors Adventure Centre, just 5 minutes from Kenmare town, is set on the beautiful Kenmare Bay and is surrounded by the Caha Mountains. An ideal, safe place to sail, kayak and explore the mountains. More info at www.staroutdoors.ie
Kenmare Golf Club
18 hole golf course, set alongside the quiet waters of the river Roughty estuary. Surrounded by the glorious Kerry mountains, Kenmare Golf Club boasts a breathtaking location nestled in its own little piece of tranquillity. More info at www.kenmaregolfclub.com
Fishing in Kenmare
Robert White is a professional fisherman who has been fishing since he was 6 years old. He can show you that fishing isn't only standing with a rod, but it can help you to relax your body and mind and that you can really enjoy your free time. All age groups are welcome! Fishing equipment is supplied
Kenmare Walking Club
Founded in the 1980s, the Club has a permanent membership in excess of 100 regular walkers. Non members are welcome to join the organised walks and festivals. Kenmare is situation in the middle of the most impressive mountain range in Ireland. Walks are graded for different abilities/fitness levels.
Bonane Chocolate Factory
If you are looking for a treat, head out to Bonane to Lorge Choclatier. Benoit Lorge makes the most delicious hand made chocolates. Originally from Lorraine in France and now settled in Kenmare, this award winning chef has created a chocolate lovers paradise. Located about 5km from Kenmare in Bonane this is well worth a visit.
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