The Killarney Convention Centre is located in the heart of beautiful County Kerry, or ‘The Kingdom’ as it is more affectionately known, in Ireland’s south west. In the Conference Centre locality you will find romantic castles and stately manor houses blending into a dramatic landscape rich with mountains and lakes. Surroundings such as these allow your convention delegation to work productively and return home rejuvenated. Here are some of our suggestions of tours and trips to enhance your visit to Killarney.

Gap of Dunloe Full Day

A tour about which words do not do justice – the Gap of Dunloe is truly spectacular! At Kate Kearney’s cottage there will be time for quick refreshments before travelling through this magical valley to the lakes by horse and trap. After lunch at Lord Brandon’s Cottage, boats will collect people to take them for the scenic and serene journey across the Lakes of Killarney.The boat trip ends at Ross Castle where you will be transferred by coach back to your hotel.

Muckross House & Gardens Half Day

The beautiful Victorian House & Gardens of Muckross Estate are nestled in the overall 25,000 acre National Park, although the original estate is made up of 11,000 acres. This is one of Killarney’s premier tourist attractions. The collection of decorative arts is impressive, including some exquisite examples of Killarney Oak Marketry. It truly is a nature lovers’ paradise and visitors are invited to enjoy these grounds in their own time.

Scenic Lake Tour Half Day

This hour-long cruise is an ideal way to experience the lakes for which Killarney is famous. A comfortable, heated and thoroughly modern vessel departs Ross Castle and ventures out onto Lough Leane. During your cruise your experienced skipper will provide a commentary on the flora, fauna and historical heritage of the surrounding area.

Ring of Kerry Full Day

The Ring of Kerry showcases the natural beauty of Ireland’s land and sea-scapes, combined with centuries of tradition and culture. Often referred to as “the Kingdom” with its spectacular mountains, lakes and valleys sculpting the countryside, such is the beauty of Kerry that painters, sculptors, poets and writers have always felt inspired when visiting. Kerry’s coastal erosion over millenniums has resulted in some of the most dramatic coastline you are likely to experience.

Killarney Highlights Half Day Tour

This excursion takes you to a combination of the popular sights in Killarney including:

  1. Aghadoe- overlooking the famous Lakes of Killarney are the monastery, round tower and ruins of a 12th century castle built on this townland.
  2. Ross Castle – Built in the 14th century by the O’Donoghue Clan this was the last Irish Castle to fall to Cromwellian forces. Guided tours are available.
  3. Muckross Traditional Farms - Here visitors get to step back in time and visit three traditional working farms of varying size. Each farm is complete with livestock, poultry and old style machinery etc. Visitors can also take the opportunity to view a labourer’s cottage, a carpenter’s workshop, a harness maker and a blacksmith’s forge. The houses are furnished in the traditional manner, and include such items as the dresser, settlebed and mealbin.
  4. Torc Waterfall - This is a sight to behold as the water cascades over the 60ft rock face, it is even more spectacular after heavy rains when the water is gushing down to the falls from the mountains. You can ascend the flight of steps to the top of the falls for a stunning view of Killarney valley and lakes.


In Ireland, golf is the national pastime, in Killarney golf is a way of life and it’s easy to see why. Home to numerous championship courses, Killarney Convention Centre and its surrounds is a golfer’s paradise. Each year, Killarney’s golf courses attract over quarter of a million golfers from around the world. Here are some of our local clubs and courses:

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is one of the oldest, most well established and internationally recognised Clubs in Ireland. It has a membership of over 1,700 members from all over the world and the Club’s location is one of the most enviable in the World. The club boasts three 18 hole golf courses which offers variety for those conference groups that want to incorporate Golf into their social activities.

Dooks – 35 minute drive from Killarney

Dooks is a beautiful links course in Co. Kerry set amid the blue waters of Dingle Bay and surrounded by Slieve Mish, the Dingle Mountains and McGillycuddy Reeks. A truly magical location for a stunning golf course.

Waterville – 90 minute drive from Killarney


Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience – the beauty of classic links land surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. More than 100 years old. Waterville is rated among the top five courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.
Ballybunion – Located 73 kms from Killarney