As the summer months approach, we start to consider our next destination for our next adventure. Perhaps you’re considering a trip abroad or maybe a stay-cation. Well we’ve got one word for you: Killarney. Kerry is world-renowned for its spectacular scenery, but for some reason right here in its own country The Kingdom doesn’t get half the credit that it actually deserves. So, let’s fix that. Killarney is the the hub of the gorgeous county of Kerry. Here’s what we love about Killarney and we’re pretty sure you will too.
1. Beautiful Hiking Trails
The landscape surrounding the area is dramatic and the best way to experience the beauty of the natural setting is by participating in a long, invigorating hike. There are plenty of trails to choose from dotted around Killarney, like Torc Mountain, Purple Mountain, The Gap of Dunloe and Mangerton Mountain
2. Killarney’s National Park
Killarney National Park contains many features of national and international importance such as the native oakwoods and yew woods together with an abundance of evergreen trees and shrubs and a profusion of bryophytes and lichens which thrive in the mild Killarney climate. The native red deer are unique in Ireland with a presence in the country since the last Ice Age. On a sunny day it’s challenging to find somewhere more aesthetically pleasing than the National Park in Killarney with its sweeping vistas, lakes and the wildlife roaming around the area.
3. World Class Hotels & Spas
When spending some time in Killarney what better way to relax and recover after a long day of hiking than booking in to one of the world-class hotels and spas. Spend one day exploring the the fantastic outdoors and the next day being wined, dined and pampered, how does that sound to you?
4. The Ring of Kerry
Killarney is situated at the beginning and the end of the circular coastal route. Should you decide to dedicate a day out of your trip to experience The Ring of Kerry, you will be able to visit towns such as Kenmare, Killorglin, Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen and the picturesque Glenbeigh. There genuinely is no better way to experience the natural charm that the county has to offer.
5. The History
While you’re in Killarney, take a step back in time from the more modern world and take a little closer glance of Ireland’s ancient history. Take on the role of a historian for the day and visit the medieval ruins like the Anglo-Norman Parkavonear Castle in Aghadoe and the 15th-century Ross Castle, perched at the edge of Lough Leane.
6. The People
Whether you are out and about around the various pubs and restaurants that the town has to offer, in and out of the shops participating in some retail therapy or you’re simply just out for a stroll around the town. Killarney is one of those towns where there is constantly a buzz around the place and there is an undeniable atmosphere around the town and that simply comes down to the energy of the Killarney people. There’s always something going on in the town and there is a fantastic sense of community amongst the people of the town. Killarney is one of those towns where you are never without a friend.
7. The Nightlife
Killarney as it all. Whether you’re looking for a quiet casual drink and a chat, somewhere with a bit more of an atmosphere with some live traditional music, whether you’re in the mood for some sophisticated cocktails with a nice evening vibe or perhaps you’re on the lookout for more of a nightclub environment. Whatever it is that you’re looking for Killarney is capable of catering to your needs and boasts one of the best nightlife situations in the southwest.