We here at Killarney Caravan and Camping Park Fossa, are ideally situated for touring “The Kingdom of Kerry”. Here are some of “The Kingdoms” delights and within 5KM of the Park.
- 3 Golf Courses (2 Championship)
- Fishing – Salmon, Trout and Coarse
- Walking and Cycling paths
- Horse Riding
- Killarney National Park
Ring of Kerry (1 full day tour)
Magnificent scenery and a different view awaits to greet you at each turn. This circular anti-clockwise tour from the bustling town of Killarney with its many pubs, shops and restaurants follows the River Laune to Killorglin famous for Puck Fair each August then onto Glenbeigh where there is a lovely beach at Rossbeigh, continuing on our journey to Caherciveen where the great Daniel O’Connell was born. Then to Waterville where Tiger Woods enjoys a round of golf. Passing through Derrynane where secluded beaches await and where Daniel O’Connell eventually settled, onto Caherdaniel, Castlecove and to the village of Sneem a National Tidy Towns winner. Here you have the option of travelling over the mountain to Molls Gap or continuing along to Kenmare National Tidy Town winner, before heading up the mountain to the magnificent views of Molls Gap and Ladies View – watch out for the Leprechaun Crossing.
On your decent down to Killarney, the mountain road twists and turns giving some beautiful views of the lakes, and the flora and fauna of the region. This is a full days tour – but, you will be sure to want to revisit as there are many narrow winding roads off the main ring passing through wild countryside giving spectacular views of the Atlantic.
Dingle & Slea Head (1 full day tour)
The Dingle Peninsula< offers fantastic views, winding lanes through small villages down to Slea Head where you can see the Blasket Islands. Dingle Town with its many fine pubs, restaurants and shops is only 38 miles from Fossa. Dingle is also home to Fungi the Dolphin. The Connor Pass is not to be missed, at the top of this very steep climb there are fabulous views of both Dingle & Tralee Bay. This Gaeltacht region offers historic sites, antiquities, crafts, sandy coves, and much, much more
Gap of Dunloe (1 full day tour)
Not to be missed. This day tour takes you by coach to Kate Kearneys Cottage, where you alight and either walk the 7 miles to Lord Bandons Cottage through the Gap or take a Jaunting Car/Horse. At Lord Bandons, small boats await (the boatmen tell great stories) which bring you down through the 3 Lakes of Killarney to Ross Castle. Coach will then return you to Fossa.
Killarney National Park, 10,121 hectares
Most of the National Park is a motor vehicle free area, while walkers, cyclists and jaunting cars are permitted in all suitable areas. At a glance, some of the places of interest within the National Park are:
- Muckross House & Gardens
- Muckross Traditional Farms
- Muckross Abbey
- Dinis Island
- Torc Waterfall
- Meeting of the Waters
- Knockreer Estate
The Killarney National Park is a walkers delight, from a leisurely stroll, rambles to moderate walks and not forgetting the mountain walks of the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Carrantouhill (Irelands Highest Mountain). These are just a taste of some of the delights this region of ‘The Kingdom’ has to offer, but there are many, many more hidden delights for you to find and explore.