Kerry has it all, world-class golfing, amazing mountains for hiking, great lakes for fishing and miles of coastline and countryside for you to explore either driving, on foot, by bicycle or indeed on horseback! Heritage is certainly not lacking either, with many must see manors, castles and abbeys. For those who just want to relax, why not pamper yourself and try one of the super spas nearby.

Golfing in the Kerry region

The southwestern coast of Ireland has been blessed with some of the finest links and parkland courses that are to be found anywhere in the world.

When you have the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Mark O'Meara, and even Bill Clinton coming over to play our courses, they've got to be better than your average municipal track.

The Scots may claim to have invented the game - even though it was the Dutch who actually did - but it's us Irish who really put the 'craic' into it! 

Walking and hiking

Whether you wish to trek to the top of Ireland's highest mountain range, explore Killarney's ancient woodland glens and valleys or just stroll around the beautiful lake shore, Killeen House Hotel is the perfect place to experience the great outdoors. Click here to read more about Killeen House's top 5 walks

Horse riding in Killarney

The magical charm of the Emerald Isle makes Ireland an ideal destination for horse riding. Few countries revere the horse as much as the Irish and horse riding is deeply woven into our culture. The rural countryside with stone walls, green fields and rolling hills is very pleasant to explore with a good horse.

There are miles and miles of open beach which are ideal for a gallop. And of course there is the magnificent Killarney National Park with trails going through the park alongside Lough Lein, (the largest of the three lakes in Killarney) taking in views of Ross Castle and Ross Island, panoramic views of Innisfallen Island. The Kenmare Estate and the majestic mountains surrounding Killarney will all be appreciated.

Fishing in Killarney and Kerry

Fishing in the southwest of Ireland for a fisherman is the nearest thing to heaven. From the lakes in Killarney to the shores of Dingle bay, from the river Laune to Fenit harbour, Cloughane and the Flesk, there is almost too much choice. If you love fishing, Kerry is the place to be!

Spas and well-being

Spas in the area include day spas, health spas, hotel spas and destination spas. Kerry spas offer a wide range of health and beauty treatments. read more

Great (must do) day trips

Killarney is the ideal location to base your Kerry trip from. From here you can embark upon a wide range of day trips around, Killarney, County Kerry or even wider afield as Cork or Clare. 

Nearby attractions

Killeen House Hotel may be in the heart of one of the greatest golfing regions in the world, but it also has a magnificent countryside, charming little villages and ancient abbeys and castles. There is a wealth of things to do and see during your visit. read more