St. Mary’s Cathedral is considered to be one of the most important Gothic Churches of the 19th Century. It was used as a famine hospital and shelter during the 1840’s. It was opened to the public in 1855. The cathedral consists of beautiful stained glass windows on both sides of the main aisle.
It opened daily to the public.
Located only minutes from the Lake Hotel, Ross Castle is one of the most attractive 14th Century Castle in Ireland. Inside, it is restored in a 17th Century style. It was firstly built by O Donoghue Mór in the 14th Century and was taken over by the McCarthy Mór. Today, it is a very popular attraction in Killarney as it is located overlooking the Lake where not only tourists visit on a daily basis but also locals as its host to beautiful scenic views and walking trails. There are daily guided tours available in the Castle and Boat Trips around the Lake are available from the pier.
Gap of Dunloe
The Gap of Dunloe is narrow scenic mountain pass between the Purple Mountains and the MacGuillcuddy Reeks Mountains. The road through the Gap of Dunloe is very narrow so the Horse and Cart is very popular among tourists as it is a 7k walk. Guided bus tours are available throughout the year with Dero's & O"Connors Tours offering guests a guided bus tour and a boat ride on the Lakes.
Muckross Abbey is just minutes walk from Muckross House and Gardens and 1.5 Km from the Lake Hotel. The Abbey is the remains of an old monastery foundes in 1448 AD. by the McCarthy Mór King's of Munster. The high tomb of O Donoghue’s is located beside McCarthy Mór and the grave closest to the wall behind is O Sullivan Mór. The monastery was last reconstructed in the 17th Century. In the middle of the Abbey there is the Yew tree which is said to be over 500 years old.
Muckross house is a large Victorian House located in the heart of the National park. Muckross House was built in 1843 by Henry Arthur Herbert and was once visited the Queen Victoria in 1861. It is considered one of Ireland most popular tourist attractions. It allows people to experience for themselves the way people would of lived in the 18th Century & 19th Century. Muckross House is open to public and also gives guided tours.
Muckross House Guided Tour times are: 2.00pm, 3.15pm, & 4.30pm.
Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park was the first National Park in Ireland. It was founded in 1932 and expands over 25,000 acres. It is one of the most beautiful parks in Ireland and consists of Ireland's only herd of Red Deer. Within the park you will find the Lakes of Killarney, Torc, and Managerton Mountain. The national Park is worldwide known for its incredible scenery and is very popular not just with tourists but also locals. Killarney National Park Visitor centre is located beside Muckross House and admission is free.