Things to Do in Killarney, Ireland

Things to Do in Killarney, Ireland
Killarney, Ireland, is a haven for adventure travelers. Endless oak woodlands shade miles and miles of hiking and bicycling trails. Beaches, mountains, a national park and pristine lakes make Killarney a natural destination for explorers.

Archeological Walking Tours

Spend three hours strolling through excavation sites and ancient ruins of monasteries as well as ring forts (also called fairy forts) dating from 500 A.D. and 1000 A.D. The walking tour consists of both in-town and off-road walking, with an interpretive guide that answers questions about various destinations, and shares fascinating historical information. Wear rugged shoes and bring a raincoat. Reservations are required.
Killarney Archaeology Tours & Consultancy
Coolies, Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry
011 (+353) 086 3964257
killarneyarchaeology.com

Rent a Bicycle

The Killarney Sugan Backpacker's Hostel is the home of Killarney Rent-a-Bike and Killarney Dave's Bike Rental. The hostel was built for the estate workers of Lord Kenmare in 1795 and is centrally located, with easy access to Killarney State Park bicycle trails, the famous Ring of Kerry, the Dingle peninsula and the Baera peninsula. Everyone who rents a bike gets a free map of the Kilarney State Park bike trails.
The Sugan
Michael Collins Place, Lewis Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry
011 (+353) 64 6633104
killarneysuganhostel.com

Surfing in Killarney

Inch Reefs on the Dingle Peninsula, Brandon Bay, Coumeenole, The Anauscal River Mouth, Ballinskelligs, St. Finnians and Ballybunnion are popular destinations for surfers in Kerry County. In fact, they're part of the World Windsurfing Tour, sponsored by the Professional Windsurfers Association. Killarney surfers boast that their calm area of the Atlantic results in coastline swells with the cleanest surfing waves, free from seaweed.

Article Written By Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.

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