Welcome to Killorglin

Home of Puck Fair

Ten Things to do and see

 

Puck Fair
Killorglin is the venue for one of Irelands most unusual street festivals - Puck Fair. The fair is one of Irelands oldest and longest celebrated and is held every year on 10th, 11th and 12th August offering hours of free family street entertainment.

The main events of the festival include the traditional horse fair, parade and coronation ceremony of King Puck, open air night concerts, fireworks display, childrens competitions, street entertainers and dancing displays.

Horse Riding

There is a number of Equestrian Centres around Killorglin offering pony trekking along the strand or indeed up more hilly terrain.

Walking
Killorglin and its surrounding areas offers a wide variety of walking routes from quiet country walks to coastal walks to The Kerry Way and the ascent of Irelands highest mountain � Carrauntuohill.

Angling
Killorglin is situated on the river Laune, an excellent salmon fishing river. The river Laune boasts a run of Salmon and the river also drains the largest of the Killarney Lakes which is known for its brown trout. A private boat is available for fishing/boat trips.

Cycling
Killorglin is an ideal place for cycling and bikes are available for hire on a daily or weekly basis.

Killorglin Golf Club.

An 18 hole parkland course, Par 72, at amazing value.
Designed by Eddie Hackett, Irelands foremost golf architect of his generation.

 

Cappanalea OEC is located on the panoramic shores of Caragh Lake, and is built in the sheltered Cappanalea valley.  The centre is uniquely sited approximately 7 miles from Killorglin town.  Cappanalea is surrounded by small peaks and is within easy reach of the lofty MacGillycuddy Reeks, which includes Ireland's highest mountain - Carrauntoohill

 

 

The Pauline Bewick Kerry Collection of 250 works is on permanent display at Library Place, Killorglin. Guided tours can be booked by contacting Kate at 086 1076464, Seamus at 087 6704067, Peg 087 2609748 or Pamela at 085 7611435.

The exhibition is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. If you are planning on visiting the gallery on Saturday then make an appointment with one of the guides above.

Other Local Attractions

: Dromavalla - Old Church
Blennerhassett Monument
Ballykissane Monument
Killorglin Stone Bridge
St. James Roman Catholic Church
Castle Conway

 

 

 

 

 

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