Killarney travel guide

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You're Going to Love Killarney

With its charming period architecture and gorgeous setting of green fields and forests, blue waters, and mountains, Killarney offers you a taste of the lush Irish countryside, and you can expect accommodation and dining at all price points to go with the picturesque views and range of outdoor activities.

Located in the southwestern part of Ireland in County Kerry, Killarney is surrounded by more than 26,000 acres of ancient forests, rivers, and lakes, and the highest mountain peaks in Ireland. You're likely to see deer, rabbits, and more wildlife in Killarney National Park, which borders the town.

The area has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and there are many traces of Killarney's long history left to explore, including castles and the former homes of the area's gentry. Together with gourmet dining and traditional Irish hospitality, Killarney offers you the best of rural Ireland.

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When to Visit Killarney

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Killarney has a seasonal climate, with summer daytime temperatures averaging in the high 50s to low 60s Fahrenheit, and remaining around the 50 mark from April to November. The town sees a huge influx of tourists during the summer months. Fall and spring offer bargains and weather that is cooler but still pleasant enough for outdoor activities. The colors and deer rutting season make fall a good time to visit.

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How to Get to Killarney

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Where to Stay in Killarney

You can take in the lovely countryside in luxurious style at historic Muckross Park Hotel & Spa. The International Hotel Killarney offers a combination of period and contemporary style. At the budget-priced level, you'll find picturesque places like the Eviston House Hotel, with both modern and elegant period furnishings and a lively Irish bar.

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Shopping Streets

There are many specialty stores in town such as Quills Woollen Market on High Street, while Lyne's of Killarney shopping mall offers many stores just down the street. The Killarney Outlet Centre is located near the bus and train stations and offers many international brands at discount prices.

Groceries and Other

Tesco and Spar are two of the supermarket chains available in Killarney, with well-stocked shelves and reasonable prices. Supervalu is a discount chain. A quart of milk costs about EUR1.00 and a dozen eggs will run about EUR2.60.

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Where to Eat in Killarney

Rozzers Restaurant is a favorite place for fine dining Irish/continental style, located in picturesque Killeen House Hotel. A multi-course prix fixe dinner starts at EUR55.00. Award-winning Gaby's Seafood Restaurant focuses on the bounty of the ocean, with main dishes starting at EUR21.00. Bricin Restaurant and Craft Shop celebrates Celtic culture and cuisine with a menu of two and three course favorites like homemade seafood chowder and Boxty, a traditional Irish favorite, starting at EUR23.00 to EUR26.00.