Map of Killorglin

Cromane Shingle Beach, Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland

About Killorglin

Killorglin is a picturesque town nestled in the heart of County Kerry, Ireland, and it is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Ring of Kerry.” This charming town is blessed with stunning natural beauty, making it a popular destination for tourists seeking to explore the scenic wonders of the southwest of Ireland. Killorglin is situated on the banks of the River Laune and is surrounded by lush green hills, making it a perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. 

One of the most iconic tourist attractions in Killorglin is the Puck Fair, an annual festival held in August. This unique event, which has been celebrated for over 400 years, features a parade, live music, and most notably, the crowning of a wild mountain goat as the “King of the Fair.” It’s a lively and quirky tradition that draws visitors from all over the world. 

For those interested in history and culture, Killorglin offers the opportunity to explore the nearby ruins of Ballykissane Pier, which played a significant role in the 1916 Easter Rising. Additionally, the town boasts several traditional Irish pubs and restaurants where you can savour local cuisine and enjoy traditional music sessions. 

Nature enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise in Killorglin, as it serves as a gateway to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Ireland. Within a short drive, you can visit the stunning Killarney National Park, explore the famous Ring of Kerry, or take a scenic drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, where you’ll encounter rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and dramatic seascapes. 

To make the most of your stay in Killorglin, consider booking a self-catering holiday home. These cosy accommodations offer all the comforts of home while allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of this enchanting town. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Killorglin’s self-catering holiday homes provide the perfect base for exploring all that this captivating corner of Ireland has to offer. Come and experience the magic of Killorglin for yourself – we look forward to welcoming you! 

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