The Summer heat is over for another year, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop now! Autumn has definitely here! Why not embark on an adventure of a lifetime! Where natural beauty, wildlife and culture overflows like its lush, rugged dramatic landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Coast. And the deep and mystical landscapes of the north that can blow you away!
It’s my second time here in Ireland but this time I will be based in Killarney to experience and discover first hand the culturally rich and environmentally diverse part of the West Coast before heading Up North.
If you’re seeking inspiration for new adventures either hiking,walking, kayaking or cycling. You are spoilt for choice whatever the weather! But expect rain, anyway, this is Ireland! They have dramatic weather, imagine four seasons in a day I’am not even exaggerating it! So sunshine would just be a bonus, but not fully required to have fun!
Are you feeling adventurous?
So are you ready for some adventure. Come and join me and lets experience Killarney together! A place that’s full of promises FUN for sure!
Killarney Town is located on the shores of Lough Leane in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. Set in the midst of majestic scenery of spanning lakes, waterfalls and woodland extending a skyline of 1000m-plus peaks.
I was lucky to join a kayaking activity around the Killarney lakes. It’s one way to explore and enjoy the beautiful National Park. We had a quick safety briefing and basic kayaking skills. Soon we were paddling away of the banks, out on the water heading towards the Castle.
An exceptional opportunity to explore the stunning views of the lakes overlooking Ross Castle. Ross Castle also known ( Caisleán an Rois in Irish Gaelic ) is a beautifully preserved 15th-century tower house. Lies on the edge of Lough Leane a dramatic backdrop of the lake.
Kayaking around the lakes was exhilarating and relaxing, this brilliant day out experience will not disappoint! The kayak activity was provided by WildnHappy. Check out their site to book this activity.
The Killarney National Park, sprawling over 10,236 hectares, exploring the place is more fun when cycling around. The area is covered with ancient oak woods, with stunning panoramic views of its highest mountains. There you can also find the wild herd of native red deer and the Kerry cows. The cycling activity was provided by Rent-a-Bike. Do check out their site to book it directly.
If you rather choose to walk around the Killarney National Park, get your hiking boots ready! There’s a beautiful trail to the Torc waterfalls, ruined abbey and Muckross House that draws millions of crowds. With every turn there is a beautiful spot for landscape photography. I can’t stop taking photos! A very scenic I would say and I highly suggest this walking tour. The walking activity was provided by WalkHikeBike.
Killarney is famously known for the Ring of Kerry scenic drive, and also offers 200-km Kerry Way walking trail. I met a lovely couple who dragged me along for their road trip to the Ring of Kerry.
The twisting narrow roads that lead to the breathtaking lakes and astounding mountain views, does make you dizzy but the total experience was amazing!
We continued our drive toward the most photographed areas, the Ladies View with the vast panoramic view of the lakes and the mountains afar, I can say it’s stunning place! The soft clouds suspended in the air, reflecting the sunset, it’s pure Magic!
As we watched the setting of the sun hiding behind the hills and valleys. The clearness of the crimson skies reflecting its lights to the lake, is such a romantic view! What a fantastic way to end a beautiful journey!
After a long and tiring day wandering around and taking in all the spectacular views, it’s time to relax and unwind. Why not enjoy some Irish coffee! I had a chance to make my own Irish Coffee we were hosted at the Hannigans Restaurant manage by International Hotel Killarney, it was a fantastic experience making my own behind the bar counter!
As I raised my glass Sláinte! Hope you enjoyed reading my article as much as I enjoyed my time in Killarney Ireland.
Disclaimer: Even though all the activities was arranged and provided by Fāilte Ireland, I retained full editorial control and all opinions are my own.
Did you like this article do check out my other blog about my Country Cork Day Trip.
If you looking for great adventures,West Coast Ireland offer different varieties of outdoor activities. Hiking, cycling or just go for a scenic drive. Surely you will be wowed with the stunning sceneries!
Those of you who are Hikers! Don’t ever dare not to bring your hiking boots! The area offers a great hiking trails. That is for SURE!!
Night Owls- Party people don’t despair, every Irish pub offers live music while sipping your whiskey or drinking your pint of Guinness! Why not join the locals do their tap dance too!