Blogs from Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, Europe


Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney April 14th 2020

When planning my trip to Ireland I didn't want to just go to Dublin, I wanted to visit a small town in Ireland so after some research I stumbled across a town called Killarney. Now that I knew where I was going it was time to look for a hotel to stay at. It was my mom and I going so we needed a places for both of us to stay. We came across the Park Place Apartments. It was about $80 USD a night for a two bedroom apartment, so this is the place we decided to stay at. We didn't know which airport we would fly into yet, since it's space available so we looked into how to get to Killarney from either airport, Shannon or Dublin. Shannon was closer but there was not ... read more
Ross Castle

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney September 3rd 2019

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the category of combinations you never thought of, I have a caramel fudge-flavoured yoghurt. It's yet another drizzly day, unfortunately. We reach Limerick, Tony’s home town. Our first stop is alongside the Shannon River to see the Treaty Stone, where reputedly the treaty that ended the war between the Irish and William of Orange was signed in 1691. Under the terms, a promise was made to respect Catholicism, but the treaty was rejected by both the English and Irish Parliaments and its terms were ignored. Thus Limerick became known as The City of the Broken Treaty. We cross the river and stop on the other side of the Shannon, directly across from the Treaty Stone. We descend and have the opportunity for a quick visit to St. John’s Castle (1210) ... read more
Thatch-roof homes
Monument to Irish Civil War Massacre
The challenge of driving a coach on some Irish roads

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney August 14th 2018

We made an early start on our journey down to County Kerry and tomorrow’s big trip to Skellig Michael (weather permitting). Leaving our suitcases at Kevin and Olivia’s, we packed a few clothes and some food and headed towards Killarney, driving through scenic countryside and using little villages before reaching Killarney, at place where we spend Father’s Day in 2011 with one of Tish’s cousin’s. Killarney was much as we remembered it however we hadn’t discovered the old part of Killarney during our last visit and this is where we would spend the next few hours including grabbing some lunch tucker in a a pub that had been converted from yet another Pharmacy. We eventually found the Killarney tourist information office and grabbed some maps and brochures for the local area and surrounds and then meandered ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney July 30th 2018

Our coffee break this morning was an opportunity to see the thatched cottages of Adare. (View map.) My original experience with thatching was in Chawton, Hampshire, Jane Austen’s home. Thatched cottages are very expensive to maintain. The cottages of Adare were small, with lovely flower gardens inside their stone walls. Across the road was the large stone Trinitarian Monastery church, dating from the 12 century, although what we saw was mainly restored and built in the 19 century. Inside, the polished wood gave a warm character to the stone vaulted nave. Down the road, there was a large shop, designed (it seemed) to tempt grandparents into buying ... read more
Friends in the Jaunting Cart
Dromhall Hotel
Westwinds sign

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney July 28th 2018

Well here it is, my first ever travel blog entry! Now most people start a travel blog when they first start traveling or when they go on a new trip or to a new country, well not me! This is approximately the 28th country I've visited (most of those within the past 7 years when I REALLY started traveling). I'm also already about two and a half weeks into this trip and have seen most of the tourist sights in Ireland I set out to see. You may be asking why I'm starting a travel blog now, well my answer is "Why Not?!". To be honest I never really thought about starting one before - perhaps due to laziness, perhaps due to not having enough confidence in my writing ability, perhaps not wanting to interfere with ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney May 1st 2018

The day began for me with an early morning walk along the lanes of Croagh and into the small community park with a running stream. The sky was overcast and drizzling rain. Loved it. Moved onto Listowel where we had breakfast at Lynch'e Coffee Shop before walking, still in drizzle, a few of the streets, taking photos of some of the buildings. In June there will be a walk through the streets to admire the striking and colourful shop frontages, many of which have unique designs and were created in the 1800's. I'm not too sure whether the buildings chosen by me will feature. On Jane's suggestion we visited the "Kerry Literary and Cultural Centre", where we spent time enjoying learning about the great writers such as Keane, Kennelly, Walsh, Fitzmaurice and MacMahon from this part ... read more
Breakfast venue.
Shop front.

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney October 25th 2017

"Irish Golfing... it's so peaceful you don't even care where the ball is going." - Chad Maulsby, "The Wandering Golfer" Our final day in County Kerry touring was a wonderful day of surprises which included sunshine and clearance-sales tables. We split into two groups: Those who wanted to chase a white ball around a golf course through the green countryside and blue skies & those of us who wanted to explore the sales racks in Killarney. Success! for both group. The afternoon in Killarney was a walking journey with a walking tour through the amazing Cathedral, into the red deer stag "love zone", carriage rides and an amazing dinner!! Today was the day that felt like we'd stepped into a storybook. Really!!! We dont want to ... read more
Who can golf with such beauty surrounding you?
David getting outta of the rough with a perfect shot
Mike's tshot from the 9th hole

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney October 24th 2017

Ben Franklin said: Lost time is never found again. That also applies to eyewear! What a beautiful rainy day to head into Killarney and visit the top half of the Ring of Kerry adventure. We decided to repeat our good fortune from Dingle and hire another Taxi/Tour guide. Welcome Shiela! thank you for showing us the pure excitement of driving the thin roads of Killarney National Park. We started with a trip past the red deer stag-grounds, past rivers/bridges and then to a mountainview that went on into the horizon. We stopped at Ladies View, and Shiela shared stories of the Queens visit, her ladies in waiting, and a recen... read more
Ladies View Point
Killarney National Park
truly magical

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney June 11th 2017

After leaving Rock of Cashel, we drove to our hotel in Killarney. However, first we stopped off a a castle which was not much because we did not go inside. but we just stayed inside. After that we went to a restaurant in Killarney to watch Ireland v Austria soccer game which ended up in a tie score. The next day we woke up early to start our day of driving. We would drive through the Ring of Kerry. Our first stop was a beach that was really nice but we could not go into the water because it was too cold. After that we went to a big castle which was fun because we got to climb up it. Next we went to another fort which was just bricks in a circular formation. Then we ... read more
Balleycarbery Castle
Ring of Kerry
Ballycarbery Castle

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Killarney April 18th 2017

We arrived in Killarney around 7pm, tired and starving after our busy day. We couldn't find parking at the hotel so parked a couple of blocks away. We headed into the hotel carrying as much of our stuff as we could and left the rest in the car to be picked up later. We checked in to the hotel and headed up to our room, discovering that we had to go up 2 small sets of steps to get to our room, which is grand if you're just walking but a bit of a pain if you have a stroller! We chilled out and unpacked and then got showered and dressed and headed down to the hotel bar for some dinner around 9:30. The bar was hopping, with crowds of tourists and a live band. We ... read more
4 months old
Heading out to the Skelligs
Skellig Michae

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