THINGS TO SEE & DO
Killarney - the vibrant town with plenty to see and do all year round
Killarney National Park
Step outside the door of The Towers Hotel, and you’ll find yourself at the entrance to Killarney National Park across the street. The Killarney National Park is a sprawling 26,000-acre landscape of gorgeous looped walks, tranquil woodlands, and lakes, remember to keep an eye out for some wildlife on your way. Did you know the park is home to the only herd of native red deer in Ireland and is a designated UNESCO Biosphere?
Drive the Ring of Kerry
No visit to Kerry is complete without exploring the Ring of Kerry. Described by travel writers as one of Ireland’s most iconic driving routes, the Ring of Kerry offers some of the most scenic views in Ireland. Wander the curving roads, jagged coastlines, and be amazed at every turn. Begin the journey from Killarney.
Hiking - Cardiac Hill & Torc Mountain
With its winding path and spectacular views, Cardiac Hill is defiantly worth a ramble. Not for the faint-hearted, the trail is highly recommended if you are looking for a challenge, while your hard work will be rewarded with amazing views of the lakes when you reach the top.
If you want to do a longer hike, try Torc Mountain. Your journey to reach the top of Torc will allow you to take in breath-taking views of the famous Torc Waterfall and lakes along the way.
Walking Trails - Gap of Dunloe
The Gap of Dunloe – a quick drive from Killarney –is a must-see. Stretching 11km through the Black Valley, you can walk, cycle or climb through the wondrous views of the natural beauty.
A great place to start exploring is the Muckross Estate, just outside Killarney Town. Walks include visits to the beautiful formal gardens and historic buildings of the Muckross Demesne. You may even be lucky enough to spot some Red Deer along the way!