Aghadoe is famed for its natural beauty, historical attractions, and views. Home to some of the best views of Killarney National Park and the Lakes of Killarney, a trip out to Aghadoe is a trip well spent.


Situated about 10 minutes from Killarney just off of the Tralee road, there is plenty of parking near the hotel that can be found up there. Across from the hotel is a viewing point that overlooks all of Killarney and rivals Ladies View for beauty. Nearby are the ruins of Parkavonear Castle and an old round tower. The castle was built in the 13th century by a Norman conqueror after the Anglo-Norman invasion, the ruins of the castle have become known over time as “The Bishops Chair” due to their close proximity to Aghadoe Church.


The ruins of the church overlook the Lakes and date back to between the 7th and 12th centuries and would have been the home of the Bishop of Aghadoe back then. The surrounding area of the church was used as a burial ground for victims of the Great Famine and the ruins stand as a reminder of the history of Ireland.


Overall Aghadoe is bursting at the seams with history and overflowing with natural beauty and outrageous views. It is well worth making the short trip out to see Killarney from a new perspective. It is equally as beautiful at night as the lights of the town sparkle in the distance.

Nearby sights & walks

Ross Castle 

This 15th century castle on the shores of one of the Lakes of Killarney is a favourite of every visitor that comes to Killarney. The castle in the centre piece of the large Ross Island which is full of trails to check out. Tours of the castle are available to book from the visitor centre.

Lakes of Killarney 

The Lakes of Killarney are a group of three lakes located in Killarney and they are called Lough Leane, Muckross Lake, and Upper Lake. These lakes are set in the stunning Killarney National Park and are surrounded by mountains and forests, making them truly wonderful to see.

Killarney Town 

The starting point for any trip to Killarney is obviously the town of Killarney. The town is bustling with life and there is no shortage of things to do around it. Be it the many shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, bars, cinema, or countless other spots to check out.