Meaning ‘Church of sloes’ is this vibrant town on the shores of ‘Lough Leane.’ Killarney is Ireland’s adventure capital and is famous for its history, heritage, activities and hospitality. It has won many national and international awards because of this. Our Luxury holiday homes in Killarney make for a peaceful and relaxing getaway.
The area became a tourist attraction as early as 1700 when an influx of travel writers came to see the opening of the railway. Even more so in the 19th Century when Queen Victoria herself made a visit here. Her Ladies-in-Waiting established one of the most spectacular viewing points know as ‘Ladies View.’ Her Majesties royal influence helped transform this town into the major Irish holiday destination that it is today.
There’s an abundance of places to visit and see such as Killarney National Park with the 19th Century Muckross house situated in the park. The 15th century Ross Castle is also great or why not take a boat trip on the lakes of Killarney? For more activities see our ‘Things to Do’ Guide.
In addition to the stunning panoramic views and outdoor activities to do here, Killarney is a sweet town full of cosy pubs playing traditional music and great restaurants, where sourcing locally is at the heart of their menus. This kind of dedication is evident in the tastes and textures of every dish that they serve.