Day Trips

Day Trips

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Muckross House & Farms

The world renowned Muckross House is situated amidst the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park – Ireland’s premier National park, comprising 10,000 hectares of mountains , woods and Lakeland along with a host of free nature trails. Muckross and Killarney National Park are open daily, all year round. (except Christmas)

Muckross Traditional Farms take you for a stroll down memory lane to a time before the advent of electricity when all work was carried out using traditional methods.  Three separate working  farms, complete with animals, poultry and traditional farm machinery will help you relive the past.  Enjoy a free trip around the farmson the muckroo coach and explore the children’s woodland playground and picnic area.

 

Gap of Dunloe

This is more of an adventure than a tour. Combination of a bus to Kate Kearney’s Cottage, then a journey of 7 miles ahead of you by horse or by foot through the famous Gap – a glaciated valley – to Lord Brandon’s Cottage where snacks are available. From here a traditional style boat takes you through the three lakes of Killarney to Ross Castle where a bus will return you to Loch Lein.

 

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most Scenic routes.  The variation is fantastic – from gaunt spray- washed cliffs to the nesting hamlets in the glens of the hinterland. Everyday attractions on this tour of Ireland’s Gulfstream coast are narrow mountain passes, bubbling streams,  bogland vistas, tranquil lakes and archaeological treasures. The main roads are studded with scenic viewing points, parking spaces and picnic corners.  The Ring is about 180 km in distance and on average takes about five hours.

 

Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Drive

Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne loops 30 miles (48 kilometres) into the Atlantic Ocean from Dingle. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. The coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs, broken by sandy beaches, with two large sand spits at Inch in the south and the Maharees to the north. The Blasket Islands lie to the west of the peninsula. The peninsula has something to offer to everyone.  Among other things: sandy beaches safe for swimming, walking routes for all abilities, a thriving Irish language community, a rich musical tradition, fine dining, sea angling, arts and film festivals, talented craftspersons and some of the best surfing in Ireland.