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Best things to do in County Kerry

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National Park
“Torc Waterfall, Muchross House, Ross Castle, Ladies View, and the beautiful Gap of Dunloe. It can be anything from an urban garden to a scenic trail. Beautiful for a walk or Cycle.”
59 locals recommend
Museum
“Across the road from the property, Muckross House and Gardens are worth a visit.”
40 locals recommend
Track
“Apartment is the perfect location for exploring the Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula”
31 locals recommend
Trail
“The boat to Skellig Michael leaves Portmagee village at 10.30am and the trips takes approx. 5 hours in total. Please check out further online. It is possible to see the Skellig islands from land when driving the ring of Kerry.”
35 locals recommend
Park
“Torc Waterfall is a twenty minute walk from Muckross House or alternatively you can park at the waterfall car park. For those who like to trek, it is possible to access Torc Mountain from here. This is a medium climb as there are steps the whole way to the whole way to the top of the mountain where you will look down on the Killarney lakes and Killarney town.”
15 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Dingle Peninsula, on Ireland’s southwest Atlantic coast, is ringed by sandy beaches and craggy cliffs. Inland are rolling hills and mountains, including 952m Mount Brandon. The region’s an officially recognised bastion of Irish language and culture. Dunmore Head, mainland Ireland’s easternmost point, has views of the Blasket Islands, famous for Irish-language memoirs documenting rural life in the 1800s and 1900s. ”
25 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“When doing the Ring Of Kerry don't miss out on Valentia Island and Balinaskelligs, known as the mini Ring locally.”
25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$
“Situated on the lower lake with beautiful views. The castle also organises tours.At the front of the castle boat trips can be purchased .”
18 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Killarney Post Trips Inbox Profile Join Search J M Reidys, Killarney Europe Ireland Province of Munster County Kerry Killarney Killarney Restaurants J M Reidys J M Reidys Claimed Save Share 238 reviews #10 of 143 Restaurants in Killarney€€ - €€€, Irish, Bar, Pub 4 Main Street | Near the Osprey / Eagle statue, Killarney V93 CC82, Ireland +353 64 663 2546 Website + Add hours All photos (89) Ratings and reviews 4.5 238 reviews #10 of 143 Restaurants in Killarney RATINGS Food Service Value Food and ambience Local cuisine, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Great pub! Had the steak sandwich, really tasty! Best salad I've had Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene It was very busy over Christmas but the bar can take it as it is massive! Loved the decor in the bar/restaurant including all the Christmas decorations. Location and contact 4 Main Street Near the Osprey / Eagle statue, Killarney V93 CC82 Ireland 4.0 km from Killarney National Park Website Email +353 64 663 2546 Does this restaurant have a wide entryway that would allow a wheelchair to pass?Yes No Unsure Details Improve this listing | Manage this business? ABOUT The 1870's were eventful years. Queen Victoria became Empress of India, the telephone was invented and J.M. Reidys was built on Main Street, Killarney. One of Killarney's most photographed buildings, J M Reidys re-opened under new management by the Sheahan family in 2017 following an extensive restoration and refurbishment project with the assistance of the preservation offers in Kerry County Council. The iconic building is home to the "sweetshop Pub" and offers character and charm with the unique features including, cozy snug areas, original bakery walls, cobble floors, old tills, weighing scales, original photos, ledgers and memorabilia on display. The revamp also incorporates a Cafe offering… SPECIAL DIETS Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options MEALS Lunch, Drinks CUISINES Irish, Bar, Pub FEATURES Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service View all details Reviews (238) Write a Review Traveller rating Excellent161 Very good31 Average9 Poor6 Terrible11 Traveller type Families Couples Solo Business Friends Time of year Mar-May Jun-Aug Sep-Nov Dec-Feb Language All languages English (218) German (10) French (7) More languages Show reviews that mention Search reviews All reviews eggs benedict scampi scones salad nachos nooks and crannies sweet shop favourite pub the pub great selection of drinks trad music great music love this place last saturday friday night lovely atmosphere the main street 1 - 10 of 218 reviews RP-Netherlands Leidschendam, The Netherlands 565187 Reviewed 2 days ago bakery? pub? restaurant? all of those and more! This old building has been restored and despite the fact that is is actually pretty big, it is still cosy and comfy. The interior houses a bakery, coffee shop, bar and restaurant. We just went for a drink in the afternoon and were welcomed by...More Date of visit: April 2019 2 Thank RP-Netherlands padraig h Castleisland, Ireland 1927 Reviewed 4 days ago Most Amazing & Unique Pub in Ireland Wow Wow What a truly amazing and unreal pub in the heart of Killarney. Trying to find words to describe this venue is very difficult as its just out of this world. I had the pleasure of being there on Easter Sunday night for the...More Date of visit: April 2019 2 Thank padraig h TrionaRina 13 Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile Like nothing you’ve seen before! You enter Reidys through a narrow entrance to find cavernous drinking area after drinking area! Great atmosphere and a definite one-off spot! You have to visit! Date of visit: April 2019 3 Thank TrionaRina elyssam32 Washington DC, District of Columbia 10534 Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile Great Stop for Coffee We stopped in here on a tour headed to Dingle and it was excellent! We were able to sit outside to enjoy our coffee. The service and atmosphere are excellent. Highly recommend a stop here if you’re in Killarney! Date of visit: April 2019 3 Thank elyssam32 JKMGoodwin Chicago 12 Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile Killarney's Top Spot Whenever I am in Killarney I have stop here. Whether it is day or night the craic and banter can’t be beat. The staff and atmosphere, hands down the best. A stop at J.M. Reidys is a must on any trip to south of Ireland. Date of visit: April 2019 2 Thank JKMGoodwin CarmelH728 Cork, Ireland 112 Reviewed 1 week ago Great pub for music. Fantastic band playing when we visited Reidy's. It has a great atmosphere. We also ate there in the morning, sitting outside in the sunshine watching the world go by. Their coffee is excellent Date of visit: April 2019 Thank CarmelH728 Wiscostef Santa Monica, California 6528 Reviewed 1 week ago BEST for MUSIC We only had drinks and enjoyed the music here. Excellent place to finish up evening and relax. Crowd friendly but gets pretty busy by 10pm. Date of visit: April 2019 Thank Wiscostef philipwyn62 Bridgend, United Kingdom 32 Reviewed 1 week ago Best night ever We came to Reidys this morning and had Irish coffee,the weather was really bad,so this was a welcome break we needed.When we entered we were transported to another time,we were amazed by the decor,but service and coffee brilliant.As it was our last night in killarney,we...More Date of visit: April 2019 Thank philipwyn62 Amis25 Frankfurt, Germany 1412 Reviewed 1 week ago Best Pub Ever! One of the most relaxing and enjoyable pub visits ever. Very family oriented. Live music was exceptional. Service great. Just fun! Date of visit: April 2019 Thank Amis25 Ray M Roscrea, Ireland 32 Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile Very disappointed visit My wife and I brought our son and girlfriend to the pub tonight to have a pint to celebrate our sons 21st. We were sober but very disappointed when our son and girlfriend weren't allowed access because they weren't over 23. Is this legal?? I...More Date of visit: April 2019 Thank Ray M PreviousNext123456…22 Best Moderately Priced Restaurants See all Murphy Brownes Restaurant 236 Reviews €€ - €€€, Irish, International, European, Contemporary Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder 559 Reviews €€ - €€€, Irish, Bar, European, Gastropub Bricin Restaurant 1,801 Reviews €€ - €€€, Irish, European Lord Kenmare's Restaurant 697 Reviews €€ - €€€, Irish, Seafood, European, Contemporary Cellar One at The Ross 492 Reviews €€ - €€€, Irish, European Uptown Restaurant 342 Reviews €€ - €€€, Chinese, Indian, Asian, Thai Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant 1,093 Reviews €€ - €€€, Irish, Bar, European, Pub Khao Asian Street Food 449 Reviews €€ - €€€, Asian, Thai Nearby Nearby HotelsSee all 38 nearby hotels Eviston House Hotel 914 reviews .09 km away Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa 1,505 reviews .14 km away The Ross 1,028 reviews .16 km away International Hotel Killarney 2,718 reviews .18 km away Nearby RestaurantsSee all 210 nearby restaurants Farranfore Roadhouse Diner 16 reviews .02 km away Murphys Ice Cream 696 reviews .02 km away Quinlans Seafood Bar 1,636 reviews .06 km away Nearby AttractionsSee all 223 nearby attractions Irish Whiskey Experience 220 reviews .12 km away Peter Cox Photography Gallery 112 reviews .06 km away St. Mary's Church of Ireland 107 reviews .11 km away Lelawadee Thai Spa 5 reviews .02 km away Questions & Answers Ask a question See all 4 questions Jackie C Are you open today Thursday 1st march 1 March 2018| Answer Response from johnso2018 | Reviewed this property | I only went there, I don’t own it. Sorry. 0 Votes katmoore Would it be suitable for day afters of a wedding ? 21 January 2018| Answer Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property | Hi tuff question I’d say yes but depending on what your looking for cheers 0 Votes RITA H Is it wheelchair friendly? 8 January 2018| AnswerShow all 2 answers Response from Liam S | Reviewed this property | The left side of the front area might be.. hard to tell. But in general I would reckon no.. 0 Votes PreviousNext12 Is This Your Listing? Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Free Listing © 2019 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Cookie consent | Site Map | How the site works * TripAdvisor LLC is not a booking agent and does not charge any service fees to users of our site... (more) TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Taxes, fees not included for deals content. EXPLORE About Us Help Centre DO BUSINESS WITH US Manage Your Business Advertise Your Restaurant TripAdvisor Premium More Resources CURRENCY/REGION €EUR Ireland The 1870's were eventful years. Queen Victoria became Empress of India, the telephone was invented and J.M. Reidys was built on Main Street, Killarney. One of Killarney's most photographed buildings, J M Reidys re-opened under new management by the Sheahan family in 2017 following an extensive restoration and refurbishment project with the assistance of the preservation offers in Kerry County Council. The iconic building is home to the "sweetshop Pub" and offers character and charm with the unique features including, cozy snug areas, original bakery walls, cobble floors, old tills, weighing scales, original photos, ledgers and memorabilia on display. The revamp also incorporates a Cafe offering Speciality Coffee & Homemade Pastries (baked in-house daily in Mrs Reidys Kitchen), Brunch & Bites, Specialised Cocktail & Gin Bars and a Unique Fairy-Lit Cobbled Courtyard, providing Live Music Nightly from the best of local Irish musicians. CUISINES Irish, Bar, Pub SPECIAL DIETS Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options MEALS Lunch, Drinks FEATURES Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, ”
19 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“As part of a trip around the Ring of Kerry this is a perfect stop (during the summer), and as we are only an hour from Tralee or Killarney you can easily fit us in as something to do in south Kerry. On a day trip you will see fabulous views at ‘Mountain Stage’ just outside Glenbeigh, Valentia Island (by ferry) with the site of the first transatlantic cable, Portmagee which is one of Ireland’s cutest (working) fishing villages. We are just 15 minutes off the main Ring Of Kerry road.”
18 locals recommend
Mountain
“The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass forged between the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain by glacial flows. The river running through the gap is the river Loe from where the Gap gets it's name. The Gap begins at Kate Kearney's Cottage. The road, narrow in many places, winds through the pass and descends into The Black Valley passing five lakes, Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake and Black Lough. Within easy walking distance from Kate Kearney's cottage is a picturesque old bridge known as the 'Wishing Bridge'. It is said that wishes made here really do come true! The Gap is approximately 11 km from north to south. You can hire a jaunting car (horse drawn wagon) to travel through the Pass and take a boat back to Killarney from Lord Brandon's cottage at the other end. It makes a good challenging day's exercise by bicycle. You could travel the opposite direction by taking a boat ride from Ross Castle in Killarney with your bike to Lord Brandon's Cottage and cycle back through the Gap to Kate Kearney's cottage. www.theringofkerry.com”
22 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum in an idyllic location. The are fairy trails in the gardens that is a great way to entertain kids also”
23 locals recommend
Mountain
“Famous drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, has been featured on 'Top Gear' and locations used in films such as 'Far and Away', 'Star Wars', and 'Ryan's Daughter'. There are many archaeological points of interest along this drive. ”
17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Located on the Wild Atlantic Way in Tralee, County Kerry, Siamsa Tíre celebrates 50 years of the National Folk Theatre of Ireland - the only theatre company dedicated to protecting and developing authentic Irish traditions of music, song and dance. It presents a professional cast of full-time performers and international champion dancers, musicians and singers, all trained in the unique Siamsa Tíre style. From May to September, they perform unique productions that bring Irish traditions, folklore, culture and heritage of old to life and showcase the best of Irish music, song and dance.”
16 locals recommend
Mountain
“Highest mountain in Ireland. 1,038m. We advise to book a local guide through the Reeks District platform if you are not an experienced hiker.”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing fresh seafood restaurant. Overlooks the sea and the food is just stunning! Great atmosphere too! Not for the meat eaters though - they only serve fish!”
20 locals recommend