Killarney, a bustling town in County Kerry is one of Ireland's tourist gems. Surrounded by lakes and mountains it lies nestled in the middle of some of Ireland's most magnificent scenery.
Did you know Trivago named Killarney in County Kerry as one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world? Wow!
Now that's high praise indeed for one of the friendliest places on earth, so let's explore some family fun in Killarney.
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Killarney - A Beautiful Irish Town
Killarney is a very special little corner of the world and this little town has so much to offer visitors.
Perhaps, I shouldn't refer to it as a "little" town anymore, since Killarney has grown and evolved into a premier tourist destination since the days I visited over twenty years ago.
But despite all the changes, it seems Killarney has retained its friendly, welcoming atmosphere, where the townsfolk take great pride in sharing their home with those who visit from all over the world.
Killarney is the gateway to the famous Ring of Kerry. Nestled beside the lakes and between the glorious mountains, the surrounding scenery is simply breathtaking.
There's absolutely no shortage of activities for tourists in and around Killarney. There's something to suit everyone.
History and Heritage
From thrill seekers to leisurely appreciators of spectacular scenery, Killarney caters for all. Killarney National Park, Lakes and Mountains are breathtaking and are the perfect back drop for the adventurous types who enjoy boat trips, walking, hiking, horse riding, fishing,and cycling.
For those of us who may be a little more sedentary there's plenty history and heritage to explore and what really appeals to me, is that Killarney offers plenty of family fun.
Family Fun in County Kerry
As a mother of four I appreciate destinations that cater for young ones, keeping them occupied and entertained, and off their electronic gadgets for as long as possible.
The good folk at The Dunloe Hotel created a wonderful infographic to outline all the fun family activities in Killarney. They graciously provided permission for me to share it with you here on my blog.
As you can see, there's no shortage of family activities in Killarney. Come rain or shine, your vacation can be fun filled from start to finish.
Happy travels to all who plan to visit the beautiful County Kerry.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
Here are some other counties featured in this series which you may like to check out ....