Killarney and the surrounding district has some of the best salmon and trout waters in Ireland and is an ideal base for fishing enthusiasts. Trout fishing on Killarney’s Lakes is free and, for a small licence fee you can hunt for the magnificent wild Atlantic Salmon. On many of the nearby rivers, for a small daily/weekly charge you can fish for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Salmon. Sea coast and deep-sea fishing options are but a short drive away on many points around the Atlantic Kerry coast.

Jaunting Cars & Horse Riding

Jaunting Cars are available from outside the Hotel or at Muckross House. Horse riding may be enjoyed at the Gap of Dunloe or at one of the many stables in the area - please contact the Hall Porter who will be glad to make any arrangements for you.
The Killarney Riding Stables offer one, two and three hour trails through Killarney National Park. This is open all year, with rides starting daily from 9.30 am and the last ride of 1 hour goes out at 5pm. Advance booking is required.
Killarney Riding Stables Tel. 064 6631686


There are a number of fine sandy beaches within easy driving distance of Killarney, Rossbeigh Strand and Inch Strand to mention but two.

Walking & Cycling

Walking & Cycling
Set amongst 26,000 acres of Killarney National Park, with its well-known Lakes of Killarney and magnificent mountain ranges, walking and cycling enthusiasts will have an endless choice of routes from which to choose.

Short Walks
Medium Walks
  • Ross Castle, Ross Island & The Copper Mines   
  • Arthur Youngs Nature Trail at Muckross House
  • Blue Pool Nature Trail, Muckross

The Fossa Way – commence at the Golden Gates (100m from The International) and travel through the National Park and on as far as the small village of Fossa. This route, with a newly surfaced and widened roadway, affords the cyclist or walker magnificent views of the Killarney's lakes and mountains from a high point near Cnoc na Rí.

Longer Distance
  • Walks and Mountain Hikes
  • Mangerton Mountain Trail,
  • Torc Waterfall and Mountain Trail
  • Old Kenmare Road
  • Tomies/Shehy/Purple Mountain Trail
  • Tomies and O’Sullivan’s Cascade Forest Wal
  • Muckross and Dinis Island
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Corrántuathail Mountain Climb

Guides are available for many of the walks and climbing routes and, given notice, we are happy to assist with arranging outings for guests. Many of the walking routes are also ideal for cycling. Whether you bring your own bike or hire from the numerous bike-hire providers in Killarney, you will be spoilt for choice of routes and options. We are happy to provide picnic lunches for your outing - please order the night before so that we can have them ready before your day.


Killarney has three 18 hole championships golf courses at Killeen, home of the Irish Open 2010 and 2011, Mahony’s Point and Lackabane, as well as many excellent courses within one hour’s drive at Waterville, Ballybunion and Tralee, to mention but a few. Further on in this guide, a full list of courses together with green fees and booking details is available or please contact reception for any assistance.

Muckross Traditional Farms & Playground

Explore 3 separate working farms from the 1930s and 1940s giving an exciting representation of the life and farming styles of the time. Each farmhouse comes with animals, poultry and horse drawn farm machinery. Visit the blacksmith’s forge, a carpenter’s workshop or hop onto the Muckross Vintage Coach which drives from farm to farm.


March: 1pm-6pm Sat/Sun April: 1pm-6pm Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays
May: 1pm - 6pm 7 days a week June - August: 10am-6pm 7 days a week
Sept: 1pm - 6pm 7 days a week Oct: 1pm – 6pm Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays

Adult Farms Single Ticket: € 7.50 / Farms & House Joint Ticket: € 12.00
Child Farms Single Ticket: € 4.00 / Farms & House Joint Ticket: € 6.00
Family Farms Single Ticket: € 22.00 / Farms & House Joint Ticket: € 32.00
Tel 064 6630804

Buddies Indoor Play Centre

Buddies offers 8,000 sq feet of fun and includes crazy car track, ball pit, slides, dizzy discs, bouncy carousel, ball cannon, sports area and much more!! Suitable for children aged 0-12.

Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm
Tel 064 6639080

Kennedys Pet Farm

This well-established farm has a great variety of birds and animals waiting to be admired. Located 8km from the town, this Pet Farm & Playground offers kids a chance to learn and play in a charming environment.

Open daily 10am -5pm
Entry €8 per person / Family ticket 2 adults & 3 Children - €35.
Tel 064 7754054

Coolwood Wildlife Park

Located on the outskirts of the town, this 47-acre wildlife park and sanctuary is a sure delight for all the family. Amongst the wild and unusual creatures are monkeys, wallabies, Ilamas, macaws and capybaras (the biggest rats in the world!)

Open April to October 11am to 6pm
Adults €8 / Children €6 / Family of 2 Adults and 4 Children €30
Tel 064 6636288

Crag Caves & Crazy Play, Castleisland

Explore this colourful limestone wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. The centre also includes a restaurant and childrens indoor and outdoor adventure play centre.

January and February – Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm
Mid March to December – Daily from 10am to 6pm
July and August – Daily 10am to 6.30pm
Tel 066 7141244


Located on the outskirts of Killarney, the Coral Leisure Centre is a state of the art leisure facility and the swimming facilities include a main 25m pool, a learners pool and a toddlers pool. Guests of The International Hotel will receive a 10% discount at this leisure centre.

Open daily from 07.30
Adults €7 / Children €4.20 / Family €21
Tel 064 6636554

Knockreer Playground

Located in the National Park opposite St. Marys Cathedral, this is a wonderful playground incorporating play equipment for all, from toddlers to teens. Access is free of charge.

Adventure Sports

There are endless opportunities for guests with a passion for Adventure Sports and we are happy to advise on options for enthusiasts of mountain climbing, rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, canoeing and anything else that takes your fancy!
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Kenmare Place, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Tel: +353-(0) 64-6631816