St. Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary’s Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Kerry and is home to the tallest spire on a church in all of Ireland. The Cathedral opened in 1855 and was built by Augustus Welby Pugin while the spire was built by Irish architects Ashlin and Coleman who designed the Cobh spire which coincidently is the highest spire in Ireland due to the church being on a hill while the spire on St. Mary’s Cathedral is the tallest spire in all of Ireland.


The cathedral is basically unmissable when visiting Killarney as it towers over the town and can be seen from all around. The interior of the cathedral is filled with amazing designs such as the stained-glass windows.


We highly recommend a visit to St. Mary’s Cathedral even if it is to just view the exterior as it is breath taking. 


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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.


Only a five minute walk from the centre of Killarney Town, the demesne is full of various walking paths such as a great one alongside the river Deenagh. There is a café to be found at the entrance that operates throughout the summer months,

Killarney Town 

The centre piece of any trip to Killarney, the town is full of vibrant life and many shops, cafés and bars. The people are friendly and the town really comes to life at night as the sound of live music fills the air from the various pubs.