Begin the day wandering around downtown, with its pleasant shops and cosy eateries offering breakfast for every budget. Or, if you’d prefer to head out into nature straight away, visit Killarney National Park, just outside town. Give your weary legs a break during the afternoon Killarney Highlights Tour, a coach trip that takes in some of the city’s most famous sites, including Aghadoe, 13th-century Norman ruins with phenomenal lake views; classic Ross Castle, dating from the 1400s; and 19th-century Muckross House, an elegant manor known for its gardens and traditional farm.
Most people prefer either the sea or the hills, and County Kerry offers both. Those who would rather enjoy the epic Atlantic coastline can head to the Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head. There, you’ll find the ancient ruins, soft gray beaches, and wave-crashed cliffs of Corca Dhuibhne, as the peninsula is known in the Gaelic spoken throughout.