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. Admission to Muckross House is by Guided Tour only. Open 7 days a week.
1 July to 31 August - 9am to 7pm / 1 September to 30 June - 9am – 5.30pm
Adult House Single Ticket: € 7.00 / Adult House & Farms Joint Ticket: € 12.00
Child House Single Ticket: € 3.00 / Child House & Farms Joint Ticket: € 6.00
Family House Single Ticket: € 17.50 / Family House & Farms Joint Ticket: € 32.00
Muckross Traditional Farms
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.
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
September 1pm - 6pm 7 days a week October 1pm – 6pm Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays
Closed from November until March
Adult Farms Single Ticket: € 7.50 / Farms & House Joint Ticket: € 12.00
Child / Student Farms Single Ticket: € 4.00 / Farms & House Joint Ticket: € 6.00
Family Farms Single Ticket: € 22.00 / Farms & House Joint Ticket: € 32.00
4km from The International Hotel, access by jaunting car, bike or car
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 waterfall, revealing views of Torc Mountain and the Lakes of Killarney spread out majestically before you.
8.5km from The International Hotel, access by car, jaunting car or bike
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 - allow c. 60-90 minutes.
Castle Open March – Mid October Guided Tours throughout the day from 9.30 – 5.00
Adults €4 / Children €2 / Family €10
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, access by bike, jaunting car or car
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.
19km from The International Hotel, access by car or tour bus
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, access by foot