Day Trips Around Killarney
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Day Trips Around Killarney

With everything from ancient castles to absolutely breath-taking coastal scenery, we are so lucky to call this little paradise our home. We never run out of things to do in Killarney, with so much to see and do right on our doorstep. Visit Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney and you can take a day trip to one (or all!) of these magnificent places.

Ring of Kerry

Fall even more in love with beautiful Killarney when you drive or take a bus tour around the famous Ring of Kerry. It will take you a minimum of 3 to 4 hours to drive the full loop without traffic but you cannot pass some of the spectacular landmarks or dazzling scenery without stopping for a photo op. From deep forest to the crashing waters of the wild Atlantic Ocean, The Ring of Kerry really is a bucket list opportunity not to be missed. Make sure to stop for a quick walk on Derrynane Beach, a tranquil sheltered beach two miles from the village of Caherdaniel.

The Dingle Peninsula

This quaint fishing town has a worldwide reputation not only for its fantastic scenery but the traditional live music scene. Hardware shops are known to double as pubs and music venues so you can enjoy a Guinness and a sing-song surrounded by tools and wellies. Dingle is one of Irelands largest Gaeltacht areas, meaning the residents prefer to speak Ireland’s native tongue, Gaelic, keeping the customs and traditions of Ireland alive and well. While you are there try some homemade Irish ice-cream from Murphys. Their fantastic and usual flavour combinations will surprise and delight you. Gin & Tonic flavour is our favourite.

Ross Castle

Built circa the 15th century by O’Donoghue Mór, Ross Castle sits on the banks of the Killarney Lakes and enjoys some of the best views in Ireland. The now crumbling exterior of the castle was once surrounded by a fortified bawn and towers defending it, two of which still stand today. The castle gets extremely busy during the summer months so it’s always advisable to book ahead, especially for those with mobility issues.


Enjoy Killarney from on high when you visit and climb Carrauntoohil, the highest peak on the island of Ireland. The centre of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range, its 1,038-meter peak is marked by a 16ft steel cross. The hike is not overly dangerous and no special equipment is necessary but it is definitely suited to a more experienced climber rather than those out for an afternoon stroll. You can also use a tour company to guide you up the mountain and share a wealth of knowledge along the way.

Enjoy Killarney and everything it has to offer from the comfort and luxury of our boutique four-star hotel, situated on a private estate on the banks of Killarney Lakes. We also offer a unique 2AA Rosette awarded dining experience and competitive rates are available directly from our website. We look forward to welcoming you to Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney.

Cahernane House Hotel from the front
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