Killarney is Ireland’s best known holiday destination and we’re delighted you’ve chosen our Cottages to explore its well deserved reputation. We hope you’ll enjoy your time with us and that your stay will give you many happy memories to last a lifetime.
Killarney is a vibrant and colourful town, full of quirky craft shops, gorgeous galleries, fascinating museums,and a multitude of superb cafes, restaurants and bars, all of which contribute to our town’s unique atmosphere. But of course, it’s Killarney’s combination of beautiful mountains, sparkling lakes, and ancient forests that are known and loved all over the world. And with the well known hospitality and friendliness of the locals you’ll see why this is a very special place indeed.
Killarney has developed a sophisticated tourism industry with lots to enchant those who chose to come here. These include a huge range of guided tours, from historic buildings to the Ring of Kerry, to the much loved traditional horse-drawn jaunting cars with their famous drivers, the ‘Jarveys’. These men are one part local historians, one part tourist guides, and three parts guardians of aural tradition. Engage with these lads and your journey with them will last you a lifetime.
The Lakes of Killarney are famous all over the world and a huge amount of activities revolve around them. Fishing is legendary on all waterways around Killarney and the lakes are no exception. Off-water, the vast Killarney National Park stretches for miles around, with a huge network of superb walking trails winding their way under the canopy of one of Europe’s oldest oak and yew forests.
Further afield, Killarney is a great base for spectacular drives and tours, packed with history and amazing buildings, And of course, sports lovers are superbly catered for with a huge variety of activities on offer including kayaking, surfing, cycling, hill walking and nature rambling, and of course, golf. From Killarney’s own Irish Open-standard course, to links courses and everything in between, lovers of the small white ball are perfectly catered for.
With so much on offer you might need help either making up your mind what to do next or how you get from place to place. But don’t worry, if you need any help at all, from directions to recommendations, please don’t hesitate to contact us at reception. We’ll be delighted to help.
Reception is located in the cottage no 2 and we’re open from 4pm-6pm every day. Of course, if you need anything urgent you can also contact us outside these hours at the numbers below.
Enjoy your stay!
The Old Killarney Cottages Team