About Destination Killarney

Destination Killarney is your gateway to experience our wonderful part of the world. We have gathered our favourite experiences together in one place so that you can be inspired, informed and empowered to make your next trip to Killarney everything you wish it to be. Adventure awaits, be it a guided hill walk or a kayak across the lakes, the sound of our music or a visit to our past. Experience Killarney… its beauty, its people, its culture, its heart.

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Some stunning light up at Dromluska Cottage in the Black Valley last month. I always think the drive in is ridiculously long until I get out and shoot this place. It’s worth every minute on the road. 📸

Some stunning light up at Dromluska Cottage in the Black Valley last month. I always think the drive in is ridiculously long until I get out and shoot this place. It’s worth every minute on the road. 📸 ...

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A very frosty Saturday morning in the Black Valley. I hadn’t planned on taking photos Saturday morning, but when I seen the frosty fields out the window I took my chances and headed for the Black Valley. I was a bit late and didn’t think I would get any reflections but the conditions were perfect and I was well wrapped up so I managed to get a few decent shots which I will post over the next few weeks or so! Happy Monday guys. Hope you had a great start to the week. 😁

A very frosty Saturday morning in the Black Valley. I hadn’t planned on taking photos Saturday morning, but when I seen the frosty fields out the window I took my chances and headed for the Black Valley. I was a bit late and didn’t think I would get any reflections but the conditions were perfect and I was well wrapped up so I managed to get a few decent shots which I will post over the next few weeks or so! Happy Monday guys. Hope you had a great start to the week. 😁 ...

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The view from the top of the Devils Ladder on the way back down from Carrauntoohil this morning. Ashamed to say it was my first time climbing the mountain today, and it’s only over the road from me. Another one off the bucket list anyway.✔️

The view from the top of the Devils Ladder on the way back down from Carrauntoohil this morning. Ashamed to say it was my first time climbing the mountain today, and it’s only over the road from me. Another one off the bucket list anyway.✔️ ...

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Winter Lake Morning

Working back in Killarney National Park is like hanging out with an old friend, except now they've got new stories to tell.

I'm really enjoying having another look at locations that I didn't quite get to work in for my first book , for this next one.. KINGDOM ..( definitely coming this autumn ! ) 

It was apparently very easy to overlook some amazing locations and to rule out others for being difficult to get to. Now I have the time and a bit more confidence to take them on and see them in them in the first place .

Hope everyone is doing okay and staying safe and well. If you're the new owner of a print, book or calendar this year .. do let me know and I hope it was a welcome gift !!
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#kingdombook #kingdom #kerry #killarneynationalpark #discoverkerry #lovekillarney #ireland #irish #irishart #bookproject #landscapephotography #irishlandscape #lake #tree #winter #earlymorning #peace #calm

Winter Lake Morning

Working back in Killarney National Park is like hanging out with an old friend, except now they've got new stories to tell.

I'm really enjoying having another look at locations that I didn't quite get to work in for my first book , for this next one.. KINGDOM ..( definitely coming this autumn ! )

It was apparently very easy to overlook some amazing locations and to rule out others for being difficult to get to. Now I have the time and a bit more confidence to take them on and see them in them in the first place .

Hope everyone is doing okay and staying safe and well. If you're the new owner of a print, book or calendar this year .. do let me know and I hope it was a welcome gift !!
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#kingdombook #kingdom #kerry #killarneynationalpark #discoverkerry #lovekillarney #ireland #irish #irishart #bookproject #landscapephotography #irishlandscape #lake #tree #winter #earlymorning #peace #calm
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Quite a lot of people categorise themselves as introverts or extroverts, or extraverted introverts and vice versa. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m an “activityvert” 😅 I’m most energised when I’m exploring new places, swimming in new locations, hiking mountains or staying busy doing the things I love outdoors 🤸🏻‍♀️

Anyone else here feel like they fall under the “activityvert” category?

📍Torc Mountain, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Quite a lot of people categorise themselves as introverts or extroverts, or extraverted introverts and vice versa. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m an “activityvert” 😅 I’m most energised when I’m exploring new places, swimming in new locations, hiking mountains or staying busy doing the things I love outdoors 🤸🏻‍♀️

Anyone else here feel like they fall under the “activityvert” category?

📍Torc Mountain, Killarney, Co. Kerry
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Can you tell I’m happy about this class weather we’re having right now… Summer 2021 is never ending 🤸🏻‍♀️

Can you tell I’m happy about this class weather we’re having right now… Summer 2021 is never ending 🤸🏻‍♀️ ...

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Moody scenes last night at the stunning Ross Castle in Killarney. 🏰

Moody scenes last night at the stunning Ross Castle in Killarney. 🏰 ...

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How cool was this hiking trail that led to a waterfall? So cool that I took a picture of the stairway instead of the waterfall that was right behind me. Oh the waterfall is beautiful, but this little stairway - little he says...the sucker about wore me out - did more to make me feel like I was in Ireland then just about anything. A great trail to walk with fantastic views if you'reever in Killarney.

How cool was this hiking trail that led to a waterfall? So cool that I took a picture of the stairway instead of the waterfall that was right behind me. Oh the waterfall is beautiful, but this little stairway - little he says...the sucker about wore me out - did more to make me feel like I was in Ireland then just about anything. A great trail to walk with fantastic views if you'reever in Killarney. ...

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GAP OF DUNLOE🍀 
Need i say more? 
Can we just appreciate that scenery??! 

If you’re ever visiting Killarney be sure to stop at the gap for some of the most unreal views everrrrr. #
As the roads are so narrow, one of the main forms of transport through the gap, is horse and cart, and not often passable by car. 

During our trip, we had the bessssst weather, however on the day we went to the gap of Dunloe, it rained non stop and all horse and carts had stopped operating for the day because of the slippery road conditions (typically my luck). 

We returned the next day and finally managed to squeeze it into our busy itinerary, and we were definitely NOT disappointed. How could you be with those views 🤩. 

Safe to say the kids had a ball and we were definitely glad we returned the following day to enjoy the experience.

GAP OF DUNLOE🍀
Need i say more?
Can we just appreciate that scenery??!

If you’re ever visiting Killarney be sure to stop at the gap for some of the most unreal views everrrrr. #
As the roads are so narrow, one of the main forms of transport through the gap, is horse and cart, and not often passable by car.

During our trip, we had the bessssst weather, however on the day we went to the gap of Dunloe, it rained non stop and all horse and carts had stopped operating for the day because of the slippery road conditions (typically my luck).

We returned the next day and finally managed to squeeze it into our busy itinerary, and we were definitely NOT disappointed. How could you be with those views 🤩.

Safe to say the kids had a ball and we were definitely glad we returned the following day to enjoy the experience.
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There are not many things that match the experience of riding your bike around Ross Castle and Ross Island during the summer while the sun splits the stones ☀  You can also catch some rays and admire the ducks by the lakeshore while down at Ross Castle 😎
📸:@nelly.ontheroad 🙌 
📍: Ross Castle 
#lovekillarney #lovekillarney #ToursimIreland #LoveIreland #FailteIreland #KeepDiscovering #Fillyourheartwithireland #Explorethekingdom #Kerry #KillarneyNationalPark #IrelandTravel #IrelandDaily #StayandWander #Wildatlanticway #InstaIreland #Irlande #Ireland_gram #Bestirelandpics #travelphotography #travel #photography #irelandaily #linkinbio #thefullirish_

There are not many things that match the experience of riding your bike around Ross Castle and Ross Island during the summer while the sun splits the stones ☀ You can also catch some rays and admire the ducks by the lakeshore while down at Ross Castle 😎
📸:@nelly.ontheroad 🙌
📍: Ross Castle
#lovekillarney #lovekillarney #ToursimIreland #LoveIreland #FailteIreland #KeepDiscovering #Fillyourheartwithireland #Explorethekingdom #Kerry #KillarneyNationalPark #IrelandTravel #IrelandDaily #StayandWander #Wildatlanticway #InstaIreland #Irlande #Ireland_gram #Bestirelandpics #travelphotography #travel #photography #irelandaily #linkinbio #thefullirish_
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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⁣⁣⁣

Have you climbed Ireland's highest mountain? ⁣
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Fantastic day on the beautiful Molls Gap Touge in Co.Kerry Ireland. 🇮🇪
More photos to follow from lukepattersonphoto 
#bnr32 #r32gtr #fd3s #fd3snation #rb26 #japancars #killarneycarsandcoffee #juiceboxforyou #jdmnation #mazdarx7 #irishcarspotting #irishcarscene #nissanskylinegtr #rotarynation #ireland #lovekillarney #irishcarculture #carsofireland #jdmgram

Fantastic day on the beautiful Molls Gap Touge in Co.Kerry Ireland. 🇮🇪
More photos to follow from lukepattersonphoto
#bnr32 #r32gtr #fd3s #fd3snation #rb26 #japancars #killarneycarsandcoffee #juiceboxforyou #jdmnation #mazdarx7 #irishcarspotting #irishcarscene #nissanskylinegtr #rotarynation #ireland #lovekillarney #irishcarculture #carsofireland #jdmgram
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Lakes of Killarney .Ireland..
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Lakes of Killarney .Ireland..
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After breaking all the beds last week, Marcus has decided to take on a less destructive method of keeping himself busy while the hotel is closed...
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#scubasteve #splishsplash #lockdownactivities #keepingbusy #lovekillarneypark #lovekillarney

After breaking all the beds last week, Marcus has decided to take on a less destructive method of keeping himself busy while the hotel is closed...



#scubasteve #splishsplash #lockdownactivities #keepingbusy #lovekillarneypark #lovekillarney
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Upper lake tranquility Killarney, not a perfect sunrise but a pretty decent one all the same. Not as fabulous as michaelmcgillycuddy recent post though 🥲

#insta_ireland 
#bestirelandpics 
#sunrisephotography 
#raw_ireland 
#the_full_irish_ 
#dailyireland 
#lovekillarney 
#jawdroppingshotz

Upper lake tranquility Killarney, not a perfect sunrise but a pretty decent one all the same. Not as fabulous as michaelmcgillycuddy recent post though 🥲

#insta_ireland
#bestirelandpics
#sunrisephotography
#raw_ireland
#the_full_irish_
#dailyireland
#lovekillarney
#jawdroppingshotz
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Reflections of the Reeks 👌

Reflections of the Reeks 👌 ...

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Such a beautiful photo from Gap of Dunloe

All photo credits: lipsticks_lunges_lullabies

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Thanks for use #visit_ireland 

The beauty of simplicity 💚

📍The gap of Dunloe

#lovekillarney #fillyourheartwithireland
#bluesky
#iamofkerry
#lovekerry
#lovekillarneypark #homesweethome
#loveIreland #destination_killarney
#joepic
#bestirelandpics #irish_eyes_images #irelandphotography
#visit_ireland
#tourismireland
#failteireland
#loveireland
#ringofkerry
#killarney

Such a beautiful photo from Gap of Dunloe

All photo credits: lipsticks_lunges_lullabies

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Thanks for use #visit_ireland

The beauty of simplicity 💚

📍The gap of Dunloe

#lovekillarney #fillyourheartwithireland
#bluesky
#iamofkerry
#lovekerry
#lovekillarneypark #homesweethome
#loveIreland #destination_killarney
#joepic
#bestirelandpics #irish_eyes_images #irelandphotography
#visit_ireland
#tourismireland
#failteireland
#loveireland
#ringofkerry
#killarney
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Ross Castle 🏰 

Ross Castle sits on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake and was built by O’Donoghue Mór in the 15th century. The Castle came into the hands of the Brownes who became the Earls of Kenmare and owned an extensive portion of the lands that are now part of Killarney National Park . Legend has it that O’Donoghue still exists in a deep slumber under the waters of Lough Leane. On the first morning of May every seven years he rises from the lake on his magnificent white horse and circles the lake. Anyone catching a glimpse of him is said to be assured of good fortune for the rest of their lives. The large rock at the entrance to the bay is known as O’Donoghue’s prison. Ross Castle was the last stronghold in Munster to hold out against Cromwell. It was eventually taken by General Ludlow in 1652.

#ireland #rosscastle #killarney #castle #killarneynationalpark #travel #kerry #nature #discoverireland #visitireland #wanderlust #kehenderson #rosscastlekillarney #tourismireland #ringofkerry #loveireland #travelphotography #landscape #irelandtravel #irish #instaireland #lake #ig_ireland #wildatlanticway #ireland_gram #wanderireland #lovekillarney #love #beautifuldestinations #bestirelandpics

Ross Castle 🏰

Ross Castle sits on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake and was built by O’Donoghue Mór in the 15th century. The Castle came into the hands of the Brownes who became the Earls of Kenmare and owned an extensive portion of the lands that are now part of Killarney National Park . Legend has it that O’Donoghue still exists in a deep slumber under the waters of Lough Leane. On the first morning of May every seven years he rises from the lake on his magnificent white horse and circles the lake. Anyone catching a glimpse of him is said to be assured of good fortune for the rest of their lives. The large rock at the entrance to the bay is known as O’Donoghue’s prison. Ross Castle was the last stronghold in Munster to hold out against Cromwell. It was eventually taken by General Ludlow in 1652.

#ireland #rosscastle #killarney #castle #killarneynationalpark #travel #kerry #nature #discoverireland #visitireland #wanderlust #kehenderson #rosscastlekillarney #tourismireland #ringofkerry #loveireland #travelphotography #landscape #irelandtravel #irish #instaireland #lake #ig_ireland #wildatlanticway #ireland_gram #wanderireland #lovekillarney #love #beautifuldestinations #bestirelandpics
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Mood booster pro tip: 
A swim in a new location, moody scenes and the McGillycuddy Reeks as a backdrop 🧜🏼‍♀️👌🏼

Mood booster pro tip:
A swim in a new location, moody scenes and the McGillycuddy Reeks as a backdrop 🧜🏼‍♀️👌🏼
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That’s one happy Aishling right there ☺️
If you’ve been wanting to get into wild swimming, take this as your sign to start! Just go for it… that’s what I did last year and now I can’t be stopped 🧜🏼‍♀️ And if I can do it, honestly anyone can!

Get in, get in, get in…just go for it 😁

📍Lough Guitane, Killarney

That’s one happy Aishling right there ☺️
If you’ve been wanting to get into wild swimming, take this as your sign to start! Just go for it… that’s what I did last year and now I can’t be stopped 🧜🏼‍♀️ And if I can do it, honestly anyone can!

Get in, get in, get in…just go for it 😁

📍Lough Guitane, Killarney
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