Your Essential Guide to Killorglin
Things to do in Killorglin? Highly regarded as a first stop on the Ring of Kerry you’ll find Killorglin to be an ideal place to begin your County Kerry adventure.
Killorglin is the Balamory of County Kerry in Ireland. The town itself is located on the edge of the Laune River and in the Ring of Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Because of its 15 pubs and bars the town really comes to life. It also boasts a very homely and community feel, with a festival and its Puck Fair taking place every 10-12th of August.
Nearby, there are a range of of activities including Staigue Fort as well as golf courses, gardens, tours and a beach on the rivers edge.
Let’s take a closer look…
Things To Do in Killorglin
Ideal for Golf
Just outside the town you’ll find Killorglin Golf Club. The golf course is a par 72 18 hole hole course founded in 1992. Each nine holes offer an even par 36 for those who only want to play half the course. You’ll be able to hire out buggies, golf brollies and clubs from the shop as well as buy your own gear from the shop.
There are also some other nearby golf courses including the Dooks golf club near Lough Caragh as well as DT Golf International and Beaufort Golf Club, both near the town of Killarney.
Take in Cromane Beach
Cromane Beach is around a 15 minute drive away but offers unmissable views. From Cromane beach, you’re able to see across the water over to Inch Beach and Castlemaine Harbour.
Walks, Tours and Trails
When visiting Killorglin we highly recommend a walking tour of the Ring of Kerry. Killorglin is one of the starting points of the Ring of Kerr tours.
In the town you’ll visit the Puck Goat Statue and the old metal bridge and be ideally located to enjoy other parts of the Ring of Kerry including Waterville, Sneem, Kenmere and finally Killarney.
Nearby Towns and Villages
Near Killorglin is the town of Milltown and the village of Castlemaine. Milltown is a small town with multiple restaurants and bars. One of the best places to visit whilst in Milltown is Larkins pub and restaurant where you can expect a good ranged menu with quality ingredients.
Castlemaine is a small village with a great bar and restaurant, called Knightlys. It is on the main N70 route heading towards the large town of Tralee in County Kerry.
Food and Drink in Killorglin
Throughout the town of Killorglin there are many great restaurants and bars. You’ll spoilt for choice with restaurant on almost every main street corner!
Some of the best restaurants in the town include Sol y Sombra, Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant, Nicks Restaurant, The Bianconi and Bunkers. Jack’s is known for its picturesque view and and great tasting cuisine from light bite dishes, A La Carte cuisine and Sunday lunch.
Nicks is known for its wonderful staff and it brilliant takes on everyday dishes, such as their surf and turf. The restaurant can be found in the centre of the town.
The Bianconi has won awards for its food due to amazing offerings made exclusively for Bianconi by their own head chef.
Bunkers bar is a real hit with locals and tourists to the town alike. It is known for its relaxing environment and great atmosphere especially when sports events are showing. Other great drinking paces in around the town include Kingstons Bar and Garden, Paud O’Neils, Francie Sheahan’s and Clifford’s tavern.
Knightley’s bar in Castlemaine gives a great alternative for getting away from the big town and could be particularly ideal for families.