Killarney & the Magnificent Ring of Kerry

Killarney & the Magnificent Ring of Kerry

This 8 day tour to Ireland will enchant the most discerning traveller

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This 8 day tour to Ireland will enchant the most discerning traveller

Killarney  Cill Airne, meaning "The church of the sloes" is situated beside Lough Leane in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. The town is located north of the MacGillicuddy Reeks on the northeastern shore of the Lakes of Killarney. The town is home to St. Mary's Cathedral. It’s a stop on the well-known Ring of Kerry circuit, and the start and finishing point of the Kerry Way walking trail. It’s also a gateway to bucolic Killarney National Park, whose more than 100 square kilometers of countryside encompass lakes, mountains, castles and stately homes.

 

Dingle Peninsula - Ireland's most beautiful region

The Dingle Peninsula is the most northerly of the mountainous headlands of Kerry in Ireland. The Peninsula at its most dramatic can be seen by travelling north-eastwards from Dingle to Tralee, through the heights of the Conor Pass that reveals sight of the summit of Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest peak.

 

Muckross House

Muckross House is located on the small Muckross Peninsula between Muckross Lake and Lough Leane, two of the lakes in Killarney National Park about 5 miles from  Killarney. Today the principal rooms are furnished in period style and portray the elegant lifestyle of the nineteenth century landowning class. In the basement, one can imagine the busy bustle of the servants as they went about their daily chores.

During the 1850's extensive garden works were undertaken in preparation for Queen Victoria's visit in 1861. In the early in the twentieth century the Sunken Garden, Rock Garden and the Stream Garden were developed.

Killarney Jaunting Cars

Killarney Jaunting Cars is the perfect option see the hidden delights of Killarney National Parklands and the famous beauty & charms of the Lakes of Killarney. The most popular tour is the Jaunting Car Tour and Lakes of Killarney Cruise. Cruise on Killarney's largest lake, Lough Lein in the comfort and safety of a covered heated and modern vessel. Drift through the island on board "The Lily of Killarney" cruiser and relax in the beauty and splendor that surrounds you. The final part of the Tour will see you on board a traditional jaunting car where you will ramble through the Killarney National Park and Ross Castle with the local jarvey (coachman). This spectacular tour will inform you on the history, legends and folklore of the area, and if you are lucky enough you might just bump into the odd one or two Leprechauns.

 

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question and it is a natural centre for outdoor pursuits including golf, watersports, cycling, walking, riding and the very best fishing for salmon & trout. The Ring of Kerry has some of the finest beaches in Europe that provide all the facilities for a traditional seaside holiday. Above all the Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland - see the Iron Age Forts & Ogham Stones, Old Monasteries and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. Visitors to Ireland should not miss a trip to the beautiful Ring of Kerry.

 

Cashel

Cashel is home to the iconic Rock of Cashel. One of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Ireland and one of the most visited. Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its built heritage, from prehistoric paths to medieval monasteries and fortified town houses, a Georgian Cathedral and a 21st century Library (which holds regular exhibitions, workshops and concerts). The Georgian quarter also boasts the Bolton Library where you can find the smallest book in Ireland.

Day 1

We depart Cumbria early morning for the journey south via Chester and then on through North Wales to Holyhead and the afternoon sailing to Dublin. On arrival we head to our overnight hotel the Wilton at Southern Cross, Bray. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 2

After breakfast we have a leisurely journey across the central plains of Ireland via Nenagh and Limerick to Killarney, arriving late afternoon to check in at the fabulous Killarney Towers Hotel, our base for the next 5 nights. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 3

A full day scenic tour to Tralee and the Dingle Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty dominated by sandy beaches and craggy cliffs, the area was used in the film ‘Ryans Daughter’ and has captured the imagination of writers and poets for generations. Dinner on our return to Killarney.

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Day 4

Morning visit to Muckross House, a 19th century mansion house set against the beauty of the Killarney National Park, in the afternoon we have a ride on the famous jaunting cars followed by a scenic lake cruise. Dinner at the Killarney Towers Hotel.

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Day 5

Day at leisure to explore Killarney.

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Day 6

Full day guided tour of the spectacular coastline that makes up the famous Ring of Kerry, a 100 mile journey along some of the most rugged and awe inspiring scenery of the Atlantic Coast, steep mountains, green fields, historic sites, glacial lakes and welcoming towns and villages, make this one of the most popular days out in Ireland. Dinner in the hotel tonight.

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Day 7

We return to Dublin via Cashel, home to the iconic Rock of Cashel one of the most visited attractions in Ireland. Cashel’s rich history and heritage is reflected in its prehistoric paths, medieval monasteries, fortified town houses, and Georgian Cathedral. We stay overnight stay at the Wilton Hotel Bray. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 8

Following a final Irish breakfast we leave our hosts and travel north to Larne and the early afternoon crossing to Cairnryan in Southern Scotland, then homeward to Cumbria, arriving home early evening.

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Killarney Towers Hotel

Nestled in the very heart of the quaint and beautiful Killarney town, this hotel offers you a range of modern and comfortable facilities, coupled with a friendly and courteous service.

The hotel has 184 rooms over 4 floors all furnished to high standards and ideal for those looking to spend a peaceful and relaxing time. The hotel also features the lively O'Donoghues pub, an atmospheric bar loved by the locals. The bar serves excellent cuisine during the day and has live traditional music every night during the season. The Innisfallen Restaurant provides a mouth-watering mix of world wide & local cuisine in a relaxed setting. Leisure facilities at the hotel include

  • Sauna

  • Steam room

  • Whirlpool

  • 15m Swimming pool 

  • A newly refurbished gymnasium

 

Wilton Hotel, Bray

The bright, casual rooms feature en suite bathrooms with bath & shower, free WiFi and TVs, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. Minifridge available on request.

There's an airy restaurant serving Irish-influenced dishes, and a bar with a fireplace offering light meals. 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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