Killarney House and Gardens

Killarney House and Gardens is a tresure of the Killarney that is located just two minutes walk down the road from The Birches Killarney. Perfect destination to get away from a busy town and ideal starting point for a journey exploring Killarney National Park.

The lakes of Killarney

The Lakes of Killarney are a scenic attraction located in Killarney National Park near Killarney, County Kerry, in Ireland. They consist of three lakes – Lough Leane, Muckross Lake (also called Middle Lake) and Upper Lake.

Ross Castle

Ross Castle sits on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake and was built by O’Donoghue Mór in the 15th century. The Castle came into the hands of the Brownes who became the Earls of Kenmare and owned an extensive portion of the lands that are now part of Killarney National Park .

St Mary’s Cathedral

St. Mary’s Cathedral was designed by the renowned English Architect Augustus Welby Pugin, who is said to have gained inspiration from the ruins of Ardfert Cathedral “which is particularly evident in the slender triple lancets in the east and west walls”.

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall is approximately 7 kilometres from Killarney Town. A short walk from the car park of approx 200 metres brings you to the waterfall and from that point steps lead to another viewing point at a higher altitude that provides a view over the Middle Lake.

Rent a bike

Rent a bike in Killarney and get a free map showing the best photo spots, hidden trails and historical landmarks… you won’t feel wanting as you enjoy your day cycling in Killarney National Park. You can rent a bike just five minutes down the road at Lyne’s Rent a bike Killarney  on Muckross Road.

Killarney Golf and Fishing Club

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is one of Ireland’s most prestigious and historic golfing venues in Ireland. Located in Killarney National Park and surrounded by the lakes of Lough Leane, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is a world class destination which is a Four-Time host to the Irish Open and home to two 18-hole championship courses.


Experience the allure of Killarney National Park. From Leisurely strolls to challenging treks, this Irish gem has it all. Breathtaking views, rich history, and nature’s wonders await. Gear up and explore!



This Killarney waterbus tour is an enjoyable Killarney’s lakes and mountains trip to relax and view Killarney lakes and mountains. Book your tickets for tour on

Muckross House and Gardens

Located approximately 6km from Killarney town centre, Muckross House and Gardens represent the focal point and nucleus of Killarney National Park. This 19th century mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens and views over Muckross Lake and mountains.

Muckross Abbey

Muckross Abbey is one of the major ecclesiastical sites found in the Killarney National Park, founded in 1448. It has had a violent history and has been damaged and reconstructed many times. Today the abbey is largely roofless although, apart from this, is generally quite well preserved. Its most striking feature is a central courtyard, which contains a large yew tree and is surrounded by a vaulted cloister

Muckross and Dinis Loop Walk

One of the most popular family walk or cycle in Killarney National Park is the 1-2 hour, 10km (6 mile) loop around the enchanting Muckross Lake with stunning views and places to visit at every turn…

Jaunting cars

A Jaunting Car Tour is the perfect option to show you the hidden delights of Killarney National Park & the famous Lakes of Killarney. They are located 2 minutes walk from our Guest House. You can book your tour directly through their website

Gap of Dunloe

The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass running north-south in County Kerry, Ireland, that separates the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range in the west, from the Purple Mountain range in the east.

Cardiac Hill

Cardiac Hill in Killarney is a challenging uphill trial known for its steep ascent. It’s a popular route for hikers and fitness enthusiasts looking for strenuous workout. As you ascend Cardiac Hill you will be rewarded with spectacular views making the effort worthwhile. It’s a great way to challenge yourself and enjoy the beauty of  Killarney’s natural landscape at the same time. 

Concerts INEC Killarney

INEC Arena is a modern, highly flexible venue with the capacity and smooth adaptability to host a wide range of events from conferences and concerts to theatre productions and sporting events. Artists including Sir Cliff Richard, Bryan Adams, Snow Patrol and The Script have performed here.

Sunset at Lough Leane

Lough Leane offers breathtaking sunsets, especially when the weather is clear. The combination of the tranquil waters and the colorful sky creates a magical atmosphere that’s truly unforgettable. It’s definitely a must-see experience during your stay in the area. Located only 2 minutes drive from The Birches. 

Horse Rifing & Pony Trekking

All levels of riding experience are catered for in these scenic guided tours of the famous National Park with local riding stables. Find out more and book at

Ladies View Killarney

Ladies View in Killarney is a famous picturesque viewpoint. It’s named after Queen Victoria’s ladies in-waiting, who admired stunning scenery here in the 19th century. When you visit Ladies View you will be treated to a panoramic vista of the Killarney National Park, the lakes of Killarney, and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountain range. 


Boat tours

Explore Killarney’s lakes with Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. Cruise with local guides and discover hidden spots, history, and stunning views on this memorable Irish adventure. Book your tour at



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