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Suggested Walking Tours around Killarney

Whether it is natural beauty, historical monuments or scenic views, the Killarney area has a lot to offer. Below are some fantastic walking tours you could take while enjoying the area: Black Valley / Gap of DunloeOne of the most well known walking tours frequented by keen walkers is the Gap of Dunloe. It is located near a narrow passage not too far from the famous Macgillycuddy's Reeks. This is a path that can suit a variety of walkers from the beginner right through to the highly experienced hill walkers/mountaineer. This is due to the vast land and variety of geography that it encompasses. Throughout the Gap of Dunloe (which stretches almost 7 miles long) you can walk along various lakes such as the Black Lake and the Coosaun Lake. The Gap of Dunloe is a very long and narrow w ... more
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Muckross House and Gardens, a brief history – Part 2

The royal party of Queen Victoria first stayed at the Earl of Kenmare’s home, Killarney House, before arriving at Muckross on August 27th, 1861 for a two-night stay.The Killarney visit was treated as an official engagement, but Muckross was to host a much more private occasion. The party arrived in Killarney on the royal train and after a banquet toured Ross Castle and the Lakes of Killarney, just as many tourists do today on family holidays.No expense had been spared for their visit. New furniture and fittings – mirrors, tapestries, silver, musical instruments, Persian carpets, china and linen – were ordered throughout the house for the occasion. The servants were given new uniforms and the curtains in the dining room were ordered from Paris, they are still the ... more
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