What do to in Killarney

Tucked away in the heart of old Killarney town, across the road from Killarney National Park, the International Hotel could not be more perfectly situated. In fact, the International is the ideal retreat after a day spent sightseeing in Kerry, from exploring the delights of Muckross House & Gardens nearby to touring the Ring of Kerry, the stunning Dingle peninsula, or the Wild Atlantic Way.

Killarney National Park

Of all the hotels in Killarney, few are as close to Killarney National Park as the International Hotel. Book a room in this Killarney Hotel, and you are just moments from 10,000 hectares of stunning wilderness. Here you’ll find Ireland’s highest mountains, its most famous lakes, and its only herd of wild native red deer. You don’t have to hike for miles if you don’t want to: You can take a gentle stroll to see the cascading Torc Waterfall and amble along the immaculate lawns of Muckross Gardens and pleasant wooded walks.

The world-renowned Lakes of Killarney take up about a quarter of the park. Lough Leane (Lower Lake), Muckross Lake (Middle Lake), and the Upper Lake, are linked together and can be viewed from places like Ladies View and Aghadoe. You can get out on the water at Ross Castle and explore the Lower Lake on the waterbus, a hired boat or a kayak. You might get to see a white-tailed sea eagle soaring overhead, wild salmon jumping, or deer swimming.

Things to Do in Killarney

When you book your stay at the International Hotel Killarney, you’ll never run out of things to do. We are renowned as a golf hotel (link to golf page here), but even if you think of golf as a good walk spoiled, you have endless alternatives. Angling, walking, gourmet dining, kayaking, hiking, cycling—Killarney has an outdoor pursuit for everyone.

If you like horseback riding, you’re in the right place. You can enjoy guided horse riding in Killarney National Park whether you are a beginner or an expert. Walkers will be in heaven with the number of walks in Killarney you can follow at your own pace. For more serious hikers, Killarney is the nearest town to the McGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range. It is not advisable to climb Carrauntoohil without an insured guide.

The sound of all that activity make you tired? The town of Killarney is on your doorstep when you stay at the International Hotel, offering you a great selection of interesting shops and inviting restaurants for a more leisurely way to spend your time.