Killarney Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Killarney

Best Killarney Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • John O
    2 contributions
    Travelled by motorbike on the gap of dunloe. Incredible journey. Got lost once or twice and weather wasn’t great but the trip was great
    Written 9 December 2023
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  • Dee A
    4 contributions
    I chose to go the Abbey because I wanted to see the 600+ year old yew tree growing in the courtyard. The tree was amazing and the Abbey itself was very interesting.
    Written 24 October 2023
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  • Jeffrey C
    2 contributions
    If I could give Geoffrey and Killarbey Falconry 10 stars, I would. Geoffrey is magnificent; he's friendly, kind, clearly loves his birds and takes his time with those visiting. He answered endless questions and never rushed even though it was bitter cold during our visit. He has a full understanding of his birds and their needs and you can tell he meets them.
    Written 19 January 2024
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  • Damien
    Listowel, Ireland3,376 contributions
    Lovely lady at reception who is so helpful
    Free entry
    Small but nice museum of Killarney park and nice gardens behind
    Some displays were very well done
    Nice taxidermy too!
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Willem t
    Bunschoten, The Netherlands143 contributions
    the selection of whiskey is enormous and very good. Also the price is not that much for such rare examples. We also had dinner and it was very good, nice atmosphere and good service, as well from the bar as from the waitresses.
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • CaitrionaRyan
    Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
    This trail offers an amazing array of sports as it ascends to Ireland's highest mountain and it includes multiple distinct routes up Carrauntoohill. The Devil's Ladder is also a common route. Most of the "ladder" itself has corroded, making the climb up and down exciting, but highly rewarding.
    The trails are well-marked, and the various terrain makes this amazing walk a terrific visitor challenge.

    There are no facilities along this route; everything's at the trail start. Dogs are not allowed on trails due to many livestock. Like the mountains, the weather changes quickly, causing tourists some trouble, thus all equipment must be well-organized. The closest spot to visit is the Cronin`s Yard
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • SactoPerson
    Fair Oaks, CA177 contributions
    Driving through the Black Valley was one of the highlights of our trip in Ireland. Our favorite way of traveling is traveling obscure little roads to find hidden gems of an area. The Black Valley didn't disappoint. We drove it twice on this trip, once from Killarney, through Mols Gap and south down to Kenmare. Another time from our lodging in Portmagee, then up through The Gap of Dunloe.

    The narrow, mostly one lane, winding roads rambled through mossy, rocky hills. Water was seeping out of everywhere and there were lovely little bridges that were built a few centuries ago. We felt really lucky to be able to experience this part of Ireland.

    We made the trip in September of 2015.
    Written 26 December 2022
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  • ziv z
    Nahariya, Israel68 contributions
    it's just a short circular hike between the trees. we found it very nice for relaxation and a nice place for lunchtime near the water. we didn't meet with many people, except 2 locals with their dogs. we can recommend it if you are looking for a nice place for short walking and quite.
    Written 27 August 2018
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  • Thomas C
    Cork30 contributions
    Visited Mark and Bernie at "Just Cooking" with my 3 sons( aged 25, 22 and 20) today. Wonderful experience hands on with a knowledgeable and practical chef. Helpful tips in so many ways. Relaxed friendly atmosphere. Made brown bread, roast carrot soup, vegetarian chilli con carne, sirloin steak with garlic potatoes, red onion marmalade and salad and finally chocolate fondant!! Cups of coffee and glasses of wine during food preparation and consumption. An experience that is difficult to give a true outline of without actually being there but hope to do a BBQ or other experience in the future. Wonderful way to spend a wet Saturday .
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Rachel M
    7 contributions
    We did Carrauntoohil by the devil’s ladder and Piaras and Neil were fantastic. Both obviously very knowledgeable, skilled and safety-conscious, but they were also good craic and created a great atmosphere for our group. The great weather and views helped too! Can’t recommend Kerry Climbing highly enough.
    Written 16 October 2023
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  • Joan M
    3 contributions
    Great service from a lovely driver who was waiting at Kerry Airport when we arrived and drove us to our hotel in Killarney. Have used this company twice before pre covid so it was nice to be able to support them again.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • Patti L
    Toronto, Canada539 contributions
    Our friends Lynn and Steve had been recommended a tour of the Dingle Peninsula with Paudie Murphy, and we were lucky enough to be invited along for the adventure. For of all, we’ve been travelling by bike through Wales, England and Ireland for three weeks now, so it was a joy to jump into a huge, clean, comfortable car, and have a driver do the navigating as well as the story telling!

    We saw many staggeringly beautiful vistas, enjoyed our walks and drives on the sandy beaches, our strolls in the wind, our visit to ancient beehive huts and oratories. I think the success of the day can be seen on the smiles in the pictures below.

    Paddy is a highly competent and experienced guide. I highly highly recommend his services and only wish that we had had more time with him.
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • Mad101
    Townsville, Australia262 contributions
    If you want to breathe Ireland and discover all it’s hidden gems then do not hesitate to contact Gerard from Killarney Guided Tours his friendly professional insightful personality made our 10 day family tour in Ireland an unforgettable and memorable experience. We have come away with memories to last a lifetime, from iconic scenic routes, to once in a lifetime activities that Gerard arranged with a hands-on experience with birds of prey. From palaces to castles to churches to restaurants to historical information. Gerards wealth of knowledge and humor kept myself and adult daughters enthralled and we were all deeply sad our 10 Day introduction to Ireland from Cork To Killarney and numerous other villages and towns we visited had come to an end. Without hesitation contact Gerard to arrange your preferred tour requirements, guarantee you will have made the right choice.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Rachel Moynihan
    2 contributions
    We went with a group of secondary school students to climb Corrán Tuathail with Risteard and his colleagues this May. As we set off we were given local information on the glacial features around us as well as old stories along the walk. Both Risteard and his colleagues made plenty stops for us as we made our way to the top. The highlight for us was that they spoke as Gaeilge which was important as our school is in the Gaeltacht. Hence, this guided walk has the added bonus for anyone with the cúpla focal. I would highly recommend Risteard to guide you on a walk of Kerry’s mountains, and we will be back again in the future. Míle buíochas daoibh don lá iontach a chaitheamar i gCiarraí. Bhaineamar go léir an-sult as agus beimid ar ais arís!
    Written 22 July 2019
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  • Leentje U
    Oud-Turnhout, Belgium30 contributions
    What a surprise! What an experience. A must do when you are in Killarney: boat tour to Lord Brandon's cottage. From there on you can walk, bike, jaunting car or the boat back to Killarney.
    Bur be on time when you made a reservation/payed, they will not wait.
    Written 20 September 2023
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