Places of Interest
Muckross House & Gardens
Muckross House is a magnificent Victorian stately home beautifully situated amidst the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park. Visitors to Muckross House can tour the elegant house, dine in the restaurant and stroll around the gardens, the lakeshore and the outstanding rock gardens hewn out of natural limestone. Open 7 days a week (except the Christmas period).
*Admission to Muckross House is by guided tour only.
Note: there is no charge for admission to Killarney National Park and Muckross Gardens.
OPENING HOURS 2015
1st July to 31st August - 9am to 7pm / 1st September to 30th June - 9am to 5.30pm
ADMISSION RATES 2015
Adult Muckross House Ticket: €9 / Muckross House & Farms Joint Ticket: €15
Groups, Senior Citizens, Students (over 14) Muckross House Ticket: €7.50 / Muckross House & Farms Joint Ticket: €13
Child (aged 2-4) Muckross House Ticket: €6 / Muckross House & Farms Joint Ticket: €10.50
Family (2+2) Muckross House Ticket: €28 / Muckross House & Farms Joint Ticket: €45
Family (2+3) Muckross House Ticket: €32 / Muckross House & Farms Joint Ticket: €50
Muckross Traditional Farms & Playground
The traditional farms are an authentic outdoor interpretation of rural life in Kerry in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Traditional buildings and field systems are recreated and domestic farming and craft practices are carried out daily during the visitor season. Children enjoy watching the farm animals and the woodland playground.
OPENING HOURS 2015
note: Farms are closed from November to February. Last admission 1 hour before closing.
March: Saturday & Sunday 1pm-6pm
April: Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 1pm-6pm
May: 7 days a week 1pm-6pm
June - August: 7 days a week 10am-6pm
September: 7 days a week 1pm-6pm
October: Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 1pm-6pm
ADMISSION RATES 2015
Adult Muckross Traditional Farms Ticket: €9 / Muckross Traditional Farms & House Joint Ticket: €15
Groups, Senior Citizens, Students (over 14) Muckross Traditional Farms Ticket: €6 / Muckross Traditional Farms & House Joint Ticket: €10.50
Child (aged 2-4) Muckross Traditional Farms Ticket: €6 / Muckross Traditional Farms & House Joint Ticker: €10.50
Family (2+2) Muckross Traditional Farms Ticket: €28 / Muckross Traditional Farms & House Joint Ticket: €45
Family (2+3) Muckross Traditional Farms Ticket: €32 / Muckross Traditional Farms & House Joint Ticket: €50
6km from The International Hotel
The Owengarriff River cascades through the wooded Friar's Glen into Muckross Lake. A pretty path winds up to the top of this 18m high Torc Waterfall, revealing views of Torc Mountain and the Lakes of Killarney spread out majestically before you.
8km from The International Hotel
Ross Castle & Copper Mines
Original home of the O'Donoghue Ross Chieftains in the 15th century and, believed to be the last significant fortress to fall to Cromwell's armies in Ireland, Ross Castle has been magnificently restored to its former glory. Standing on the shore of Lough Leane, this castle is open to visitors by guided tour only. For a pleasant walk, take the Mining & Nature Walking Trail through Ross Island and the Copper Mines.
7th March to 22nd October from 9:30am – 5pm
Senior Citizens/Groups €3
Founded by the Franciscans in the 15th century, this unique Abbey was plundered by Cromwellian forces in 1652. Although a 'ruin', the building is in a remarkable state of preservation with the walls of the Cloister in their original state. The abbey is open all year round and visitors can wander in at their ease and convenience.
Entry is Free of Charge
3km from The International Hotel
A ruined monastery from early Christian times found on Inisfallen Island in Lough Léin. This monastery was founded in the 7th century by St. Finian the Leper, and was occupied for approximately 700 years. Over a period of about 300 of these, the 'Annals of Inisfallen' were written, which chronicle the early history of Ireland as it was known to the monks.
Access from Ross Castle with a trip on an open lake boat or an all-weather luxury Lake Cruisers
2.5km from The International Hotel to the departure point at Ross Castle
The view from Ladies View is probably the best known of Killarney and is a major stopping point for visitors. Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting visited here during the royal visit in 1861. They were so enraptured with the view that it was named after them.
17km from The International Hotel
Cruise Lough Léin in the comfort and safety of a covered, heated watercoach. Throughout your tour, your captain will give you insight into the spectacular scenery, flora, fauna and historical sites of the area or you might be fortunate enough to spot the long lost resident “The White Tailed Eagle”, now soaring over the Lakes of Killarney.
Daily Sailings from Ross Castle. Trips last approximately one hour.
Lily of Killarney Watercoach 064 6631251 Killarney Lake Tours 064 6627737
St Marys Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral (1842-1855) was designed by the renowned English Architect Augustus Welby Pugin and is considered to be one of the most important and best Gothic Revival churches of the 19th century in Ireland.
1km from The International Hotel
Killarney Outlet Centre
Shopping outlet offering up to 50% discount on many brands including Blarney Woollen Mills, Nike and Paco.
450 metres from The International Hotel