Top 10 things to do in Killarney


We have created a list of the Top 10 things to do in Killarney Ireland. There are many more things to see and do but this will give you a small taste of the wonders of the area.


Gap of Dunloe - Dunloe View Hostel Killarney


1. Gap of Dunloe Tour

Walk through the Gap of Dunloe starting at Kate Kearney’s Cottage

An 11km hike or pony ride brings you to Lord Brandon’s Cottage where you take a boat ride through the stunning Lakes of Killarney


2. Killarney National Park

You can walk, cycle or take a horse drawn carriage through the vast landscape of Killarney National Park


3. Ross Castle

This magnificent Norman castle can be viewed and taken in from the grounds surrounding it. You can also take a one hour guided tour inside the castle giving you information on its history.


4. Muckross House and Gardens

You can easily spend a day alone around Muckross with a tour of the house and a walk around the gardens. You also can tour the traditional farms which show you the way Irish people used live and farm.


5. Muckross Abbey

Founded in 1448 and having a violent history it is peaceful now to walk through the ruins of Muckross Abbey. The central courtyard contains a large yew tree which holds the secrets of time past.


6. Torc Waterfall

A short 5 minute walk from the car park brings you to the main falls which feed into the Lakes of Killarney


7. Ladies View

Located at the end of the Ring of Kerry on your return to Killarney this view was made famous when Queen Victoria visited Killarney.


8. Aghadoe

There is a spectacular view of the mountains and lakes from Aghadoe as well as plenty history with a round tower and the ruins of Aghadoe Church.


9. St. Mary’s Cathedral

Designed by Pugin it is considered to be one of the most important and best Gothic Revival churches of the nineteenth century in Ireland


10. Killarney Town

The town of Killarney itself is always bustling and is a great place to shop, dine and have a few drinks in the many traditional Irish pubs. You might even meet a local if you are lucky.