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Local Information

Killorglin is a bustling town in the heart of Reeks District in County Kerry. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way touring route it  is the perfect location for exploring both the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula.

The town offers a great selection of traditional Irish pubs and restaurants and a myriad of activities to keep you busy during your stay.  Whether its hiking in the MacGillycuddy Reeks, a leisurely walk along the Atlantic Coast; Sea, River or Lake Angling,  Golfing, Cycling, Canoeing and Outdoor Pursuits Killorglin has it all.

 

In need of some inspiration? Check out the Reeks District Website for lots of local Activities

 

To find out more about accessing these and other activities and facilities in Killorglin and Mid Kerry, Click Here Go Kerry

 

Taxis

Sean Houlihan Hackney & Coaches
Tel: (066) 9761527

Laune Cabs & Coaches
Tel: 1800 223223

Road Runner Cabs
Tel:(087)2734555

Mid Kerry Cabs
Tel: (087)2582040

Accommodation

Grove Lodge Guest House Killarney Road Killorglin
Tel: (066)9761157
Contact: Delia Email:
Web: www.grovelodge.com

Rivers Edge B&B The Bridge, Killorglin
Tel: (066)9761750
Contact: Anne/Finbar
Email:
Web: www.coffeysriversedge.com

Riverside House New Line, Killorglin
Tel: 066 9761184
Contact: Geraldine
Web: www.riversidehousebnb.com

Kingston's Townhouse
Tel: 066 976 1178
Contact: Erwin & Aoife Kingston
Web: www.kingstonstownhouse.com

Carrig Country House Caragh Lake, Killorglin (5 miles)
Tel: (066)9769100 Contact: Siobhan, Mary, Frank
Email:
Web: www.carrighouse.com

Aloha House B&B, Killorglin
Tel: 086 731 6499
Contact: Louise
Web: www.alohahouse.ie

 

 

Lakefield - Caragh Lake Self Catering
Lakefield, Caragh Lake, Killorglin
Tel: 066-9769138 Contact: Annegret
Email:
Web: www.lakefieldhouse.com

Beaufort House and the Courtyard Cottages
Beaufort, Killarney
Tel: 064-6644764 Contact: Donald & rachel Cameron
Email:
Web: www.beaufortireland.com

Local Activities

Golf in Kerry

Dooks, one of the oldest links courses in Ireland is located just 7 miles from Killorglin offering spectacular views over Dooks, Rossbeigh and Dingle Bay.
Killorglin itself boasts a scenic 18 hole course. Beaufort, Killarney, Tralee, Ballybunion, Waterville and Kenmare are all within driving distances of Killorglin and on the Ring of Kerry

Walking

Carrauntuohill, Irelands largest peak is but a short drive from Killorglin.
The McGuillycuddy Reeks, The Kerry Way and many country and seaside walks make Killorglin a great base for exploring the Kerry landscape on foot.

Angling

Killorglin is situated on the River Laune which boasts excellent salmon fishing and brown trout from the Killarney Lakes.

Festivals and Events

Killorglin runs a number of exciting festivals every year. Here are some of the highlights:

K-Fest Music and Arts Festival (June Bank Holiday Weekend)

2018 was the sixth year of this unique and enjoyable festival.

A great team of local volunteers cleared many of the abandoned homes and former businesses in the town and turned them into art galleries with art from 75+ artists installed in the galleries.

The inaugural Screaming Pope Prize was also awarded at K-FEST 2014.

This is also a festival for music lovers with bars all over the town offering great music acts for free or at subsidized prices.

This was also run in conjunction with complementary therapy workshops.

Find out all the details of the festival at www.kfest.ie

Puck Fair 10th, 11th and 12th August every year

Puck Fair is perhaps Ireland’s oldest and most well known festival. In 2013 it celebrated its 400th year on record. The diaspora all over the world from Killorglin return to town for this festival along with many many others. The festival involves the crowning of King Puck (a goat), parades, entertainment all over town,horse fairs, family events and craft stalls. Find out more details at www.puckfair.ie

Book your accommodation early if you wish to come to this festival.

Biddy's Day - February

Brigid is honoured every year in the Reeks District, with Biddy groups visiting rural and public houses on and around Biddy’s Day. They carry a Brídeóg with them to ensure evil spirits are kept away from humans and animals alike for the coming year.

The festival is celebrated on Imbolc one of the four Celtic festivals along with Lá Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain.Traditionally, a visit from the Biddies guaranteed good luck, fertility, prosperity and to not receive a visit was considered a terrible sleight.

The highlight of this festival is the torchlight Parade of the Biddy through Killorglin town and the colourful King of the Biddies contest.

Find more details at https://reeksdistrict.com/providers/culture-heritage/biddys-day/