Spring is our favourite season here in Cahernane. We love the warmer weather, enjoying the long evenings and getting out into nature every day. Luckily there are a lot of exciting outdoor activities in Killarney for all ages for our guests to enjoy all year round. Here is our pick of the best.

Hiking

Did you know that mid-Kerry, namely The Reeks District, has been named in the top 6 of 'Best Places to Visit' on the Rough Guides' 2019 list? This fantastic area is not just a quick stop on the Wild Atlantic Way but a spectacular place to walk and hike among other activities. You could take a stroll on one of our popular beaches - Rossbeigh (Glenbeigh), Inch, Kells or Banna Strand. if you are feeling very adventurous and prepared, you could hike up the 1,038 metres up Irelands highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, which is the central peak of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range.

Cycling

Whether you are a fan of a leisurely cycle or are a hardcore cyclist and want to undertake one of Irelands longest cycle routes, Killarney has you covered. Rent a bike and go on a Sunday cycle around Fáinne na Locha, this 5 km of scenic and smooth road is an ideal trip for the whole family as it passes two playgrounds along the way. For the less faint of heart, you could cycle the 216km of the Ring of Kerry, taking in 8 beautiful villages and towns. Don’t be fooled by the beauty, this is a very tough route but is very rewarding.

Watersports

While here, explore Killarney Lakes with a canoe trip, beginning from Ross Castle and visiting the historically significant Innisfallen Island and its native Red Deer. If canoeing or kayaking don’t float your boat, you can simply just on a passenger boat across to the island with a guide. There are a variety of tours going from Ross Castle and each will see you surrounded by mountains, beautiful scenery, islands and many famed locations. You can even arrange bespoke fishing trips if you fancy a lazy afternoon on the lake.

Rock Climbing & Abseiling 

Visit one of Ireland's most spectacular and iconic destinations, the Gap of Dunloe. Practice your rock climbing on your way to the top to take in the stunning surroundings. You will see steep cliffs, glistening lakes and have a bird’s eye view of the whole Killarney area. Have fun abseiling all the way down under the watchful eye of your experienced guide. The trip will take approximately 3 hours and a certain level of fitness is a prerequisite. 


If you are planning a trip to Killarney this springtime, Cahernane House Hotel is perfectly located for exploring. Come home to luxury, style and comfort when you stay with us. 

Cahernane House Hotel will re-open on Friday, March 8th 2019. Reservations can be made as usua and our lovely team are monitoring email requests and queries during this period.

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