Our top things to do in Kerry this Summer | Day 1 Itinerary

lovers’ walks, secluded lakeshores and stunning waterfalls make Killarney the perfect basecamp for a break in Kerry.

an ideal location for exploring all our beautiful county has to offer.

Here are OUR TOP THINGS TO DO IN KERRY THIS SUMMER | DAY 1 ITINERARY


Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park

  • An ideal paradise for lovers and families alike.
  • Secluded hidden lakes, beaches, enchanting waterfalls and mesmerising sunsets.
  • Breathtaking scenery with over 25,000 acres of woodland, waterfalls and vistas abound.
  • See all of our favourite picks in Killarney National Park below:
Ross Castle

1. Ross Castle

Sits on the edge of Lough Leane, built in the 15th century.

Just a stone’s throw from Killarney town, the trip to the castle is best taken by Jaunting Cart.

The castle is open for tours throughout the season and boat trips are available to Inisfallen Island from the castle too.

2. Lough Leane

The largest of the three lakes of Killarney.
Locals and tourists alike pause and catch their breath at its unique natural beauty. 

Muckross Abbey

3. Muckross Abbey

An old Irish Monastery situated in the middle of the national park.

Founded in 1448 as a Franciscan friary, its most striking feature is a central courtyard, which contains a large yew tree and is surrounded by a vaulted cloister

Torc Waterfall

4. Torc Waterfall

A cascade waterfall at 20 metres high, 110 metres long, A short walk of approx 200 metres brings you to the waterfall. From that point steps lead to another viewing point at a higher altitude that provides a view over the Middle Lake.

Ladies View

5. Ladies View

Gap of Dunloe, Purple Mountain and the MacGillycuddy Reeks can be seen from Ladies View, an amazing viewing spot – ideal for a romantic snap!

Meeting of the Waters

6. Meeting of the Waters

Where all three of Killarney’s glorious lakes merge together. Most definitely one of the best hidden gems in Killarney. The area is so beautiful, echoing peace and tranquillity in a world of its own.

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One of the many cosy corners in j.m_reidys , makes it very hard to choose, but this one in particular stands out as my favorite.

Located in the Cafe, once a sweet shop in the 1870s. The perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee and watch the town wake up, to have lunch with a friend, or in the evening, listen to some live music. Reidys has it all!

If your lucky enough to nab this Cosy Corner overlooking the busy main street, you won't miss a trick!

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#KILLARNEYSCOSYCORNERS
One of the many cosy corners in j.m_reidys , makes it very hard to choose, but this one in particular stands out as my favorite.

Located in the Cafe, once a sweet shop in the 1870s. The perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee and watch the town wake up, to have lunch with a friend, or in the evening, listen to some live music. Reidys has it all!

If your lucky enough to nab this Cosy Corner overlooking the busy main street, you won't miss a trick!

#ourkillarney #lovekillarney #thisiskillarney #thetowninthepark #killarneyshiddengems #killarney #tourismireland #irelanddaily #ringofkerry #loveireland #killarneynationalpark #discoverireland #igerskillarney #topirelandphoto #beautifuldestinations #wanderireland #irelandgram
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Views of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain! ⁣
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Thank you so much bglandscapetours for tagging us and sharing this stunning shot.⁣
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Be sure to tag us in your Kerry Adventures! theofficialkerryapp_ or use the hashtag #discoverthekingdom⁣⁣⁣
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Have you climbed Ireland's highest mountain? ⁣
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Views of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain! ⁣

Thank you so much bglandscapetours for tagging us and sharing this stunning shot.⁣

Be sure to tag us in your Kerry Adventures! theofficialkerryapp_ or use the hashtag #discoverthekingdom⁣⁣⁣

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While some consider it glamping, others see it as a way of life. Either way, traveling around in a camper van makes for one hell of an adventure! ⁣⁣
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If you have experience with this style of travel, we want to hear about it! Let us know in the comments below or send us a DM! We’re looking to gain more insight into this firsthand method of sightseeing! ⁣⁣
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Know someone who lives the #vanlife ? Tag them in the comments below! ⁣⁣
⁣⁣ While there are so many great options for accommodation around the Ring of Kerry, there’s nothing quite like being able to wake up directly on the beach! So why not give the van experience a shot? ⁣⁣
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We will keep you posted on more of what we uncover! ⁣⁣
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Thank you tothemountainsnback for snapping this photo & inspiring us to learn more about this unique way of travel! ⁣⁣
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Sleeping in a van not your thing? Checkout the Official Killarney App for more traditional styles of accommodation. Just click the link in our bio to download! ⁣⁣
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#glamping #campervan #ringofkerry #killarneyireland #killarney #travelireland #seeireland #visitireland #lovekillarney #theofficialkillarneyapp #cokerry #wearekerry #thisisireland #irelandinspires #irelandpassion #irelanddaily #irelandgram #instaireland #irelandcalling #kerry #countykerry #kingdomofkerry #travellifestyle #adventurelifestyle

While some consider it glamping, others see it as a way of life. Either way, traveling around in a camper van makes for one hell of an adventure! ⁣⁣
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If you have experience with this style of travel, we want to hear about it! Let us know in the comments below or send us a DM! We’re looking to gain more insight into this firsthand method of sightseeing! ⁣⁣
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Know someone who lives the #vanlife ? Tag them in the comments below! ⁣⁣
⁣⁣ While there are so many great options for accommodation around the Ring of Kerry, there’s nothing quite like being able to wake up directly on the beach! So why not give the van experience a shot? ⁣⁣
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We will keep you posted on more of what we uncover! ⁣⁣
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Thank you tothemountainsnback for snapping this photo & inspiring us to learn more about this unique way of travel! ⁣⁣
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Sleeping in a van not your thing? Checkout the Official Killarney App for more traditional styles of accommodation. Just click the link in our bio to download! ⁣⁣
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#glamping #campervan #ringofkerry #killarneyireland #killarney #travelireland #seeireland #visitireland #lovekillarney #theofficialkillarneyapp #cokerry #wearekerry #thisisireland #irelandinspires #irelandpassion #irelanddaily #irelandgram #instaireland #irelandcalling #kerry #countykerry #kingdomofkerry #travellifestyle #adventurelifestyle
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Apparently we are still doing food 😂😂😂 #barfood #lockdown #Kates #gapofdunloe #lovekillarney #killarney #kerry #ireland

Apparently we are still doing food 😂😂😂 #barfood #lockdown #Kates #gapofdunloe #lovekillarney #killarney #kerry #ireland ...

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Stunning views of Ross Castle at the weekend 📸 Killarney is home to some of Ireland’s most spectacular historical sites, from Ross Castle to Muckross Abbey and much more! If you are planning a trip to Killarney, we’ve got all you need to know on www.destinationkillarney.ie (link in bio) 
#lovekillarney #tourismireland #ireland #killarneynationalpark #killarney #countykerry #rosscastle #ancientireland #discoverireland #discoverirelandca #entdeckeirland #tourismeirlandais #turismoirlanda #descubreirlanda #fillyourheartwithireland

Stunning views of Ross Castle at the weekend 📸 Killarney is home to some of Ireland’s most spectacular historical sites, from Ross Castle to Muckross Abbey and much more! If you are planning a trip to Killarney, we’ve got all you need to know on www.destinationkillarney.ie (link in bio)
#lovekillarney #tourismireland #ireland #killarneynationalpark #killarney #countykerry #rosscastle #ancientireland #discoverireland #discoverirelandca #entdeckeirland #tourismeirlandais #turismoirlanda #descubreirlanda #fillyourheartwithireland
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All of us over here at The Official Killarney App simply 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄 flowers! We like to look at them, we like to smell them and we definitely like to grow them! ⁣
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Kerry has some of the nicest flowers we’ve ever seen—They’re everywhere! From the potted plants, to the wildflowers and even those little babies that sprout between the cracks; we love them all! ⁣
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We especially enjoy when you share your flower pics with us! ⁣
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So next time you’re in the garden or roaming outdoors, tag us theofficialkillarneyapp or use the hashtag #theofficialkillarneyapp ⁣
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We would love to repost your photos! ⁣
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This photo—taken by diarmuidgavin — has brought a smile to our faces and hopefully to yours! ⁣
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What’s your favourite kind of flower? Let us know in the comments below!! ⁣
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#flowerpowerdaily #flowerlover #wildflowers #instablooms #flowersireland #instagardeners #killarney #lovekillarney #killarneyireland #countykerry #cokerry #kingdomofkerry #thisisireland #visitireland #wearekerry #irelandinspires #lovinireland #irelandcalling #beautifulireland #🌸

All of us over here at The Official Killarney App simply 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄 flowers! We like to look at them, we like to smell them and we definitely like to grow them! ⁣

Kerry has some of the nicest flowers we’ve ever seen—They’re everywhere! From the potted plants, to the wildflowers and even those little babies that sprout between the cracks; we love them all! ⁣

We especially enjoy when you share your flower pics with us! ⁣

So next time you’re in the garden or roaming outdoors, tag us theofficialkillarneyapp or use the hashtag #theofficialkillarneyapp ⁣

We would love to repost your photos! ⁣


This photo—taken by diarmuidgavin — has brought a smile to our faces and hopefully to yours! ⁣


What’s your favourite kind of flower? Let us know in the comments below!! ⁣



#flowerpowerdaily #flowerlover #wildflowers #instablooms #flowersireland #instagardeners #killarney #lovekillarney #killarneyireland #countykerry #cokerry #kingdomofkerry #thisisireland #visitireland #wearekerry #irelandinspires #lovinireland #irelandcalling #beautifulireland #🌸
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Best wishes to our fellow publicans opening today.. Remember to shop and stay local 🙌🏻 We will be reopening our bar on July 22nd hopping phase 3 goes well 🙏🏼🙏🏼 #lovekillarney #shoplocal

Best wishes to our fellow publicans opening today.. Remember to shop and stay local 🙌🏻 We will be reopening our bar on July 22nd hopping phase 3 goes well 🙏🏼🙏🏼 #lovekillarney #shoplocal ...

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🌍#worldearthday is happening this Wednesday April 22nd and this years theme is climate action. From today until next Sunday April 26th we at therosskillarney are asking you to #hugatreenotme Please tag therosskillarney with your embraces and for every tagged tree hug we receive, we will plant a tree for you with hometree.ie #worldearthday #climateaction #carbonfootprint #sustainablehotel #greenhotel #lovekillarney

🌍#worldearthday is happening this Wednesday April 22nd and this years theme is climate action. From today until next Sunday April 26th we at therosskillarney are asking you to #hugatreenotme Please tag therosskillarney with your embraces and for every tagged tree hug we receive, we will plant a tree for you with hometree.ie #worldearthday #climateaction #carbonfootprint #sustainablehotel #greenhotel #lovekillarney ...

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💻 I can work on your social media, so you can spend more time running your buisness.
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📸 I will provide you with high quality, aesthetically pleasing images to ultimately raise brand awareness and increase your revenue
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Thanks for such a fabulous first day back at work !!🥳🥰it was a crazy week getting ready for the big day there so many people I’ve to thank dennisondesign for the amazing help😁mysecretballoons for my very last minute balloon 🙈😬hennessyhb ( Rachel you’re a star)
southport21 for the gorgeous flowers nuawellness for the beautiful flowers 
All my family for the chats and help throughout this process, my dad for helping with the painting, mom for the tidy up marycronin70 sheilaccronin and Tara 💕my amazing husband Phil for putting up with all the stress nights , tears and melt downs 💕🥰 
Am looking forward to meeting all my regular customers soon for more 
Www.nailsandbeautykillarney.com

chats and laughs #killarney #lovekillarney #supportsmallbusiness #greattobeback #beauty#nails

Thanks for such a fabulous first day back at work !!🥳🥰it was a crazy week getting ready for the big day there so many people I’ve to thank dennisondesign for the amazing help😁mysecretballoons for my very last minute balloon 🙈😬hennessyhb ( Rachel you’re a star)
southport21 for the gorgeous flowers nuawellness for the beautiful flowers
All my family for the chats and help throughout this process, my dad for helping with the painting, mom for the tidy up marycronin70 sheilaccronin and Tara 💕my amazing husband Phil for putting up with all the stress nights , tears and melt downs 💕🥰
Am looking forward to meeting all my regular customers soon for more
Www.nailsandbeautykillarney.com

chats and laughs #killarney #lovekillarney #supportsmallbusiness #greattobeback #beauty#nails
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#WIN a free night's stay for 2 in our private garden apartment.

To celebrate us reopening Friday, July 3rd we're giving away a FREE night's stay in Killarney. 
To enter simply;
1. LIKE this comment
2. TAG 3 friends to enter
3. Follow theblacksheephostel

Best of luck ✌️ #GIVEAWAY #competition #holidaygiveaway #lovekillarney #ourkillarney

#WIN a free night's stay for 2 in our private garden apartment.

To celebrate us reopening Friday, July 3rd we're giving away a FREE night's stay in Killarney.
To enter simply;
1. LIKE this comment
2. TAG 3 friends to enter
3. Follow theblacksheephostel

Best of luck ✌️ #GIVEAWAY #competition #holidaygiveaway #lovekillarney #ourkillarney
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TACO TUESDAY 🌮
A look at our Pulled Beef Tacos - Corn Tortillas, Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes, Grated Cheese, Sliced jalapeños,Mixed Beans, Fresh Coriander, Scallions, Served with Fried and Sides (Sour cream & Guacamole)
#jmreidys #foodie #ourkillarney #lovekillarney #goodfood #goodvibes #allgood

TACO TUESDAY 🌮
A look at our Pulled Beef Tacos - Corn Tortillas, Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes, Grated Cheese, Sliced jalapeños,Mixed Beans, Fresh Coriander, Scallions, Served with Fried and Sides (Sour cream & Guacamole)
#jmreidys #foodie #ourkillarney #lovekillarney #goodfood #goodvibes #allgood
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Homemade Brown Bread, new recipe in from our bakery, available for take away and also from centra_muckrossroad 👩🏻‍🍳 👨‍🍳 #homemade #bakery #brownbread #jmreidys #ourkillarney #lovekillarney #wildatlanticway #goodvibes

Homemade Brown Bread, new recipe in from our bakery, available for take away and also from centra_muckrossroad 👩🏻‍🍳 👨‍🍳 #homemade #bakery #brownbread #jmreidys #ourkillarney #lovekillarney #wildatlanticway #goodvibes ...

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Just going to leave this here......❤️#therossrocks #lovekillarney #cocktails #covid19closure #thisttooshallpass #celebratedmoments #cocktailsinkillarney

Just going to leave this here......❤️#therossrocks #lovekillarney #cocktails #covid19closure #thisttooshallpass #celebratedmoments #cocktailsinkillarney ...

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Another from yesterday's walk.
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Another from yesterday's walk.
#officalkillarneyapp #lovekillarney #theofficialkillarneyapp #rhododendron #roadtoanywhere #bestirelandpics #topirelandphoto #killarneynationalpark #killarneysocial #inspire_ire #roadtrip #discoverkerry #discoverireland #photo_hitchhiker
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I wish sunsets over Killarney always looked this good. 😍⁣
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What does your night look like tonight in Killarney? Any exciting plans?⁣
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We want to hear about⁣
Them in the comments below!⁣
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ramseyselim captured this moment beautifully.  Thank you for tagging us! ⁣
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If you want to be featured, tag us theofficialkillarneyapp or use the hashtag #theofficialkillarneyapp⁣
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We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!⁣
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 #lovekillarney #thisiskillarney #killarneyireland #killarney  #wearekerry #kerry #countykerry #kingdomofkerry #thekingdomofkerry #thisiskerry  #failteireland #irelanddaily #instaireland #irelandcalling #irelandpassion #lovinireland #beautifulireland #thisisireland #irelandtravel #loveireland #irelandinspires #irelandtourism #rawireland #irelandcollective #wanderireland #visitireland #exploringireland #discoverireland #irelandadventures

I wish sunsets over Killarney always looked this good. 😍⁣


What does your night look like tonight in Killarney? Any exciting plans?⁣

We want to hear about⁣
Them in the comments below!⁣


ramseyselim captured this moment beautifully. Thank you for tagging us! ⁣

If you want to be featured, tag us theofficialkillarneyapp or use the hashtag #theofficialkillarneyapp⁣

We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!⁣

#lovekillarney #thisiskillarney #killarneyireland #killarney #wearekerry #kerry #countykerry #kingdomofkerry #thekingdomofkerry #thisiskerry #failteireland #irelanddaily #instaireland #irelandcalling #irelandpassion #lovinireland #beautifulireland #thisisireland #irelandtravel #loveireland #irelandinspires #irelandtourism #rawireland #irelandcollective #wanderireland #visitireland #exploringireland #discoverireland #irelandadventures
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Some amazing colours in Killarney National Park this week! Love this time of year! 🍂

Some amazing colours in Killarney National Park this week! Love this time of year! 🍂 ...

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