While there is an abundance of things to do on our doorstep, there is also a lot to be see if you're willing to do a little driving!
Here are some of the day trips that we would recommend doing while staying with us...
The Gap of Dunloe
The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass forged between the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain. Picked up at 10.30 a.m., you are transported to Kate Kearney’s Cottage where you begin the 7 km hike through the majestic Gap of Dunloe. This can be done on foot or you can avail of the horse drawn jaunting cars. Once through the gap you arrive at Lord Brandon’s Cottage, an old hunting lodge on the shores of the lakes of Killarney. Here you can use the facilities and have some refreshments before taking a guided boat tour to Ross Castle. Here you will be transported back to Killeen House Hotel at approximately 5.30 p.m.
The Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerryis a scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula. It's 179 km long and the road snakes mainly along the rugged Kerry coast line. The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most famous ring roads for many reasons. The Skelligs, a UNESCO world heritage site and more recently known for its starring role in a recent edition of Star Wars, are just one of the highlights on the Ring of Kerry.
It is an iconic destination wrapped in a stunning visual history, with diverse wildlife scattered across Ireland’s lush green hills. Valentia Island, The Kerry Cliffs, Derrynane Beach — with so much to see we recommend at least one full day to make the most of what the Ring of Kerry has to offer.
Slea Head Drive & Dingle Town
The Slea Head Drive(Slí Cheann Sléibhe) is one of Ireland’s most scenic routes, forming part of the Wild Atlantic Way, beginning and ending in Dingle, that takes in a large number of attractions and stunning views on the western end of the Dingle Peninsula. It takes you on a journey through historic sites, Irish speaking villages, famous Hollywood film locations with close up views of the world renowned Blasket Islands and distant views of the Skellig Islands on the south western horizon.
Kiss the Blarney Stone
If you drive for 1 hour and 20 minutes you will find yourself in the world-famous village of Blarney, where millions of people from all over the world have come to kiss the Blarney Stone. It is widely believed that if you kiss the stone, you will be endowed with the “Gift of the Gab”. The stone is located in Blarney Castle, which was built over 600 years ago.