If Quest Killarney is on your radar and you’re thinking of bringing the family it’s a great destination for a little break. It’s a bustling tourist town surrounded by rugged mountains, lakes, waterfalls and woodlands. Killarney has something for everyone; pretty boutiques, fine restaurants, excellent accommodation and best of all, it is a hub for the great outdoors.
If it’s your first time to Killarney you are in for a treat. Here are our top 10 things to do in Killarney
- Take a boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney
Why not explore the stunning surroundings of Killarney with a picturesque boat trip. Boat trips in Killarney provide an amazing way to visit Killarney’s most beautiful attractions such as Innisfallen Island, Dinis Cottage, Gap of Dunloe, Lord Brandon’s Cottage, Meetings of the Waters and Muckross House.
- Explore the fabulous Killarney National Park
With over 10,000 hectares to explore, bikes can be rented across the town. Ross Castle, Muckross House, Muckross Abbey, Torc Waterfall, the Gap of Dunloe are just some of the fabulous cycle trails that are popular with visitors to the town.
- Visit Kennedy’s Pet Farm
The all-weather pet farm is located just 5 miles outside Killarney and is ideal for a fun family day out. The farm is home to a huge a variety of animals, such as pigs, horses, calves, sheep, lambs, donkeys, ducks, rabbits, geese, goslings and even a peacock.
- Go horse riding in the National Park
The Killarney Riding Stables offers hacking, trekking, and trail riding into the national park. The trails go into Knockreer Estate and take in great views of the mountains, lake, flora, and fauna.
- Deerpark pitch & putt
Does your family enjoy golf, but don’t fancy the tedious work of a full course. Then, Deerpark Pitch & Putt is definitely worth a visit. The average player will complete a round on the Deerpark Pitch & Putt 18-hole course in about 90 minutes compared to around 4 hours for a game of golf.
- Killarney Big Red Bus
Why not hop on and hop off with the open top red big bus, that provides live commentary and includes various highlight stops, such as Muckross House and Gardens, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle and Killarney Town Centre.
- Kingdom Falconry
Providing you with a unique opportunity to get up and close with a variety of awe-inspiring birds, Kingdom Falconry is getting great reviews and reputation for providing families with a fun-filled day for the family.
- Killarney Waterbus
The Killarney Waterbus tour is a fantastic tour of the stunning Killarney Lakes and Mountains. The Waterbus will take you on a cruise of Lough Leane, and the tour includes a glimpse of the monastic ruins of Innisfallen Island, and the beautiful waterfall known locally as O’Sullivan Cascade.
- Muckross House and Traditional Farm
Step back into the past on Muckross Traditional Farms and visit a very different Ireland – the Ireland of the 1930s and 1940s. Then, a trip to the well was still a daily chore for the housewife and electricity had yet to be introduced to the countryside.
- Ross Castle Tour
Ross Castle sits on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake and was built by O’Donoghue Mór in the 15th century. The Castle came into the hands of the Brownes who became the Earls of Kenmare and owned an extensive portion of the lands that are now part of Killarney National Park. Tours are run daily and can be booked in advance!
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