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Local Activities

Golfing in Kerry

There is a wonderful selection of Parkland and Links Courses within an easy drive of Killarney. The Irish Open was a huge success at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club in 2010 and 2011.

Walking & Hiking

Killarney and Kerry is a walkers Paradise with walks ranging from gentle scenic strolls to hikes up Irelands highest mountains. See our Hillwalking page for details.

Kayaking & Watersports

Kayaking on the lakes of Killarney or on the Atlantic ocean, windsurfing, surfing, boarding, scuba diving - whatever you're into is available nearby.


Horseriding and Trekking is well catered for in Killarney.

Angling & Fishing

With an abundance of lake and river fishing locally, and with the Atlantic ocean only a short drive away; there is a fishing experience available for all requirements.

Heritage & Culture

Our heritage and culture make us what we are and is to be seen all around us; from our castles, forts and historic buildings to our Irish language, our music and dance to the distinctively Irish way we live.

Gardens & Parks

Muckross Gardens is a short walk from Friars Glen, but for gardening enthusiasts there are several gardens of serious horticultural merit nearby.


Cycling is hugely popular in Kerry and the serious enthusiast will not be disappointed with miles of testing scenic routes to travel. Also bikes can be rented nearby to cycle the myriad of paths and trails around the Killarney national Park and hinterland.

Spas & Wellbeing

There are many superb Spas in the Killarney area that offer a huge range of health and beauty treatments. Most are based in larger hotels and all welcome visitors by appointment. Nearest to us is the 5-star Spa at the Muckross Park Hotel, located 400m away.

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