Why not come and visit Killarney, one of Ireland’s most beautiful heritage and tourist spots, famed in song and story ? Local poets described the place as ‘Heaven’s reflex’.
Killarney means ‘Church of the Blackthorn’ and nobody is quite sure why. Immaculately kept it was voted Ireland’s tidiest town in 2011. It was first made popular by Queen Victoria who visited Killarney in 1861 staying at Muckross House.
The local newspaper described her stay at the Muckross mansion thus:
“An entire section of the mansion has been set apart for the royal family so that all their apartments communicate without the necessity of passing into the corridors to be used by other occupants of the house. The Queen will live here in privacy, and from the windows of her rooms, she can walk into delightful grounds, which will be kept private during her stay at Muckross. In her sitting room – which, like all the others, is a splendid apartment furnished richly and tastefully, there is a series of views of the Lakes of Killarney, painted by Mrs. Herbert. They are works of the highest artistic excellence.”
Killarney is included in many popular songs, most famously ‘Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra’ which Bing Crosby sang in ‘Going My Way’ in 1944. ‘Christmas in Killarney’ is another perennial favorite from the music hall era. With the exception of Dublin, there are more hotel beds in Killarney than in any other town or city in Ireland. Actor Micheal Fassbender is the most famous local resident. Though born in Germany he moved there as a young child with his parents who took up work there running a restaurant.
There was a major dispute recently over jaunting car drivers refusing to have their horses wear diapers to stop dung on the streets. Eventually, the jarveys gave in after ongoing protests. Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil 3,400 feet is nearby ringing the majestic lakes of Killarney. Some say it would be even higher if it wasn’t set in a depression One of Ireland’s greatest Gaelic footballer, today is Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper a native of the town and former captain of the Kerry football team.
Ireland’s first talking film “The Dawn,” was filmed, scripted and acted out in Killarney and based on a War of Independence story. They recently reshown it on the 75th anniversary and had to turn hundreds away.
Geographical position of Killarney
Killarney is in County Kerry, the southwestern of Ireland on the shore of Lough Leane part of Killarney National Park, and is home to St Mary’s Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Abbey, the Lakes of Killarney, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Purple Mountain, Mangerton Mountain, the Gap of Dunloe. Its natural heritage, history and location on the Ring of Kerry make Killarney a popular tourist destination.
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In an effort to create a haven that will reflect the beauty of Killarney County, hotel owners have left no details to the case. From picturesque gardens and manicured lawns to elegant entrances, cozy reception areas and friendly staff, your senses will enjoy every moment spent at one of the Killarney hotels:
Killarney Riverside Hotel- overlooking the Flesk River, The 4-star Riverside Hotel is located on the Muckross Road (near the INEC), a 10-minute walk from Killarney town centre. Free parking is available on site. There is a Rejuvenation Suite, with an array of holistic and beauty treatments and the popular River Bistro.
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa- the luxurious 5-star Muckross Park Hotel and Spa is located in Killarney‘s National Park. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms, the AA Rosette winner Yew Tree Restaurant, and Major Colgan’s Gastropub.The Spa is available to all residents in the hotel. The award-winning spa includes The Vitality Pool and Thermal Area, which guests over 18 can access complimentary.
Brook Lodge Boutique Hotel-is a four-star hotel located in Killarney town centre within its own private gardens in Killarney. It has large rooms with satellite TVs and free Wi-Fi. The individually designed and non-smoking rooms at the Brook are decorated in warm shades and have bespoke furniture. Each suite also has a king-size bed, air-conditioning, a fridge and a safe.
The Fairview Boutique Hotel- is located in the heart of Killarney’s town centre. This 4-star, boutique hotel features spacious rooms with free WiFi, private bathrooms and hearty, Irish breakfasts.With lavish soft furnishings, each room is individually designed and executive rooms and suites also boast a luxurious spa bath. All feature a TV, an iron, and free tea and coffee.
Eviston House Hotel-located in Killarney town centre, the family-run Eviston House offers a hot tub, a sauna, rooms with satellite TV and nightly Irish music in the Danny Mann Pub. It is just 5 minutes’ walk from Killarney National Park. Free WiFi and limited free on-site parking are available. Rooms at the Hotel have large bathrooms with power showers, and some have king-size beds and whirlpool baths.
Killarney Court Hotel- is 500 m from the Fitzgerald Stadium and a 10-minute walk from Killarney town centre. It boasts a beauty centre and free parking. The stylish rooms are elegantly furnished and feature satellite TVs. There is a 24-hour room service menu and tea/coffee-making facilities are also provided. McGillicuddy’s is a traditional Irish pub set in the hotel and offers a daily cavery and bar menu.
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