Day Trips to Cork


Beara Peninsula

Divided between Cork and Kerry counties, this majestic coastland features some of the most outstanding beauty spots of the Southwest of Ireland. From Killarney follow the Kenmare road via Moll’s Gap and from Kenmare continue on to Tuosist, Lauragh, Ardgroon, Eyeries, Ardigole and Glengarriff and return again back to Killarney via Kenmare.


Cork and Blarney Castle

From Killarney the route takes in Macroom and the rolling hinterland of County Cork leading to the world famous Blarney Castle, where kissing the Stone of Eloquence is a must. It is said that kissing the Blarney stone will bring good luck. Continue on to Cork for lunch perhaps and on the return take in the Gaelic speaking area of Ballyvourney and the picturesque banks of the River Flesk. Self drive maps are available at our Destination Killarney Shop, located on Scotts Street or from Killarney Tourist Office on Beech Road.


Loo Valley & Glengarriff

Along the river Flesk passing the Killaha Castle stronghold of the Irish Chieftain “O’Donoghue of the Glen” on through the Loo Valley to Kilgarvan and Glengarrif. Stop for lunch and then take a boat to Garnish Island. The return journey home takes you over the mountains through Wynn’s Tunnels to Kenmare and then to Killarney via Molls Gap, the upper lake and Muckross.