Destination guide

Lively Killarney will entice you

The area's live music and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Killarney. Well known for its local tours, parks and hiking, this scenic city won't disappoint. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Killarney

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Killarney a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ross Golf Club (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Killarney Race Course (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Killarney Golf Club (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Muckross Traditional Farm (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Coolwood Wildlife Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Dunloe Golf Course (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural parks and other natural features in Killarney

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Killarney is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gap of Dunloe (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Killarney House Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Knockreer Estate (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Ross Island (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Innisfallen Island (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Lough Leane (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Killarney

Fly into Killarney (KIR-Kerry), the closest airport, located 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Cahirciveen (CHE-Reeroe), which is 32.1 mi (51.6 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Killarney Station, Farranfore Station and Rathmore Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Killarney?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 420 holiday lettings near Killarney. From 163 Houses to 207 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Killarney is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Killarney?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Killarney. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • INEC Killarney: 433 holiday lettings
  • Killarney Cathedral: 436 holiday lettings
  • Killarney Race Course: 441 holiday lettings
  • Muckross House: 469 holiday lettings
  • Muckross Abbey: 450 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Killarney listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Killarney?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 163 Houses in Killarney. Our other popular types of Killarney holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 207 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 207 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 27 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Killarney?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 12 holiday homes with pool available in Killarney. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.