With beautiful countryside, several lakes and an abundance of peace and quiet to be savoured, a Killarney holiday is ideal for those who simply want to get away from a hectic pace of life. A Killarney holiday can be as relaxed or as busy as you want it to be as the town considers itself to be the “gateway to the Ring of Kerry” trail. A Killarney holiday rental cottage will not only offer all of the comforts of home but will leave you breathless with the spectacular views that can be seen from every window.
A Killarney holiday is filled with great activities that visitors can enjoy including swimming, fishing, surfing, sailing, tennis, golf, horse riding, paragliding, walking and cycling. Killarney also has some great attractions including a National Park, two beautiful lakes and Ross Castle. The castle is certainly not to be missed as it is steeped in history and legend. The castle was built in the 15th century by an Irish clan and was one of the last in County Kerry to fall to Oliver Cromwell during the Irish Confederate Wars of the 17th century.
If you can bear to leave the comforts of your wonderful Killarney holiday rental cottage then it is worth taking the half hour journey north to the town of Tralee. Tralee is home to the famous Rose of Tralee International Festival which is held in August each year. Other attractions worth visiting in the town include the Kerry County Museum, the Blennerville Windmill which is the tallest one of its kind in all of Europe and the beautiful Siamsa Tire, Ireland’s national folk theatre.
If you are considering booking a wonderful Killarney holiday rental cottage then you can expect to experience warm summers and mild, wet winters. July and August tend to be the warmest months of the year to have a Killarney holiday as the daytime temperature can be as high as 18°C. The cooler months of December and January still offer up daytime temperatures of between 5° and 9°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 44 inches with the wettest months tending to be November and January.
Travellers on a Killarney holiday will likely arrive at Kerry International Airport (KIR) which is approximately 10 miles away from the town. Airlines that offer regular, affordable flights to the area include Ryanair and Aer Arann. Passengers can leave the UK from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Stansted (STN) and London Luton (LTN).