Things to do in Killarney

Top Things to Do in Killarney

Things to Do in Killarney

Top Attractions in Killarney


Learn more about this content
Tours, activities and experiences bookable on Tripadvisor, ranked using exclusive Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, popularity, user preferences, price, and bookings made through Tripadvisor.
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travellers are saying

  • Cynthia F
    Pasadena, CA6 contributions
    We had a wonderful, satisfying day hiking the trails inside Killarney National Park, exploring the beautiful gardens full of rhododendron trees in May, and viewing the Muckross House and Gardens. Mid-day we had lunch outside at the restaurant within the park. The lakes are beautiful and visible from the park trails. We saw both red deer and the Japanese sika deer in small herds in meadows off the hiking trails. We were a group of three couples in our 60's and 70's with different levels of hiking needs and the park accommodated all of us, as we chose different paths and met up again easily later on.
    Written 16 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Andre H
    Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
    We were initially going to walk , parked by the restaurant , but mother nature had other ideas ,it started raining.

    Took the car & were warned about the narrow roads but not about the horse karts that seemed to think they owned the road.

    After a few tight turns we got to the 1st bridge , fortunately it stopped raining so we were able to get out & walk & enjoy the Gap , the waterfall in the mountains & just the natural beauty with a few sheep to add to the real country feel.

    The scenery was amazing & as mentioned by other Travellers a must do as part of the Ring of Kerry or a separate trip as we did to cut the Ring of Kerry trip down. We did it on our way back from Tralee , 32km .

    If possible , walk/cycle/horse kart or catch the boat & take it from there.
    Written 10 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • IzzyKaz
    Ballivor, Ireland4 contributions
    We didn't realise how big this place was so did arrived until 1pm, however we should have definitely gone earlier morning as there is so much to do and see.
    The house was nice, however there weren't much by way of people telling you much about it, it was self guided and the leaflet had only a small amount of information. The lady in the kitchen nearer the end of the tour was lovely though and provided some information.
    We didn't get to see the fill gardens just a small rock garden near the restaurant. We skipped the restaurant as there was a fairly large queue and no seating free so I would definitely suggest brining a picnic.
    When we first arrive at the house entrance there were some Januting car drivers right there. One approached us to ask if we want to go up to the waterfall, we initially stated we might later, he asked again and I advised we had no cash to which he offered to take us to the Abbey that had an atm or we could use Revolut. So we reluctantly agreed. While the man was pleasant and we had thought about going on one anyway it did take our time away from the farm which was our main reason to visit. Also being put on the spot we forgot to confirm the price beforehand, it turned out to be €60 for a short journey up to the waterfall and back the same way. It was myself, my mother and young daughter and on reflection I feel this was a little expensive, the journey while the views were pretty was brief and we actually felt a bit sorry for the horse also as she seemed tired and hot.
    The last visit was to the farm and it did not disappoint!! We just wish we had more time there.
    We will return again for the farm and gardens and walking to see the views, armed with a picnic and the ability to decline the jaunting car drivers perseverance for custom 🙃
    Written 15 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Andre H
    Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
    We were very fortunate that after a few days of rain prior to our visit the falls were in full flow & a site to behold.

    There are a couple of ways to get to the falls , we took the long way & descended from the top parking area along a very muddy slope due to the rain. There is parking must closer to the bottom which we discovered afterwards. Parking is plentiful & free , so is the waterfall .

    It got quite busy but we all had our opportunity to get our moment of glory with the waterfall in the back. The woods make a wonderful backdrop
    Written 10 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Andre H
    Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
    Ross Castle is fairly small but the setting on the lake makes up for that. There are better castles in Ireland but the Castle is close to a few other attractions in Killarney National Gardens so worth visiting.

    There are boat trips on the lake from right in front of Ross Castle , free parking , a few stalls & food
    Written 10 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Donny W
    Maggie Valley, NC485 contributions
    Be sure to get out of your vehicle and walk the path. There are amazing views and photo ops. It is an easy walk, and you will not be disappointed.
    Written 13 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Judy U
    2 contributions
    This was an amazing experience that we will never forget! John and his birds are wonderful, he is so patient with them and made sure each of the 16 of us got our pictures with his Hawk, Arizona.
    This is a must do in Killarney, I can't say enough about it! Schedule your entire Killarney visit around it.
    The affection he shows his birds is so touching, they love him!
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Grace B
    London, UK4 contributions
    When in Killarney we did a walk to the Abbey! It was breath taking and real fabulous history with it.
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • AudreyB971
    Western Ireland, Ireland97 contributions
    One would need boots for safety and warm clothes to be prepared for the Irish weather. We had hailstones and sunshine as we climbed. Beautiful views well maintained by volunteers.
    Written 10 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Trudy C
    Noble, OK36 contributions
    This was just one of the view that we saw on our scenic drive on the Killarney Ring of Kerry. History abounds.
    Written 18 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mary K
    Providence, RI393 contributions
    We loved being able to wander around the gardens and pathways, feeling like we were close by but could feel like we were so far away!
    Written 2 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • davefromebow
    Killarney, Ireland46 contributions
    Superb tasting experience. Lovely team, lovely whiskey, lovely food (chowder and cheese board in particular)
    Written 14 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • David Walsh-Kemmis
    Stradbally, Ireland10 contributions
    Hugely impressed by the setup here. Delicious pizza, great beers and really friendly and helpful staff. Fully recommend.
    Written 30 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Derek C
    2 contributions
    Visited Kennedy Pet Farm on Friday previous
    Really Great time!
    Excellent value !
    V. friendly and helpful staff !
    Lots to do and lots of space.
    Well looked after animals
    Playground area fab!
    Nice restaurant!
    Will definitely be back 😊
    Written 8 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Patrick O
    2 contributions
    Wendy and I had a wonderful
    Time with Liam. The owls, Hawks and Falcons were awesome. A great time . Not rushed.
    Written 5 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Killarney