Killorglin, County Kerry

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Killorglin - Cill Orglan - Orgla's Church

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Location of Killorglin

Killorglin Town is located in the South-West of Ireland in County Kerry. Situated on the Iveragh Peninsula on the N70 Ring of Kerry road. Killorglin stands on a hill to the south of Castlemaine Harbour headwaters, on the famous salmon fishing River Laune.


History of Killorglin

The annual Puck Fair festival is held in Killorglin Town is one of Ireland's oldest fairs. The king of Puck Fair, a chosen mountain goat is borne in triumph and enthroned for two days. Why is a goat the king of the fair? Local stories tell that a stampeding herd of mountain goats warned the locals of the invasion by the Cromwellian forces! The festival has been welcoming visitors from around the world to join in the festivities for many a year. The festival is held each year from the 10-12 of August. The three days were named The Gathering Day (a horse fair), The Fair Day (a cattle fair) and The Scattering Day.

Killorglin Visitor Attractions

Ballykissane Pier - Killorglin

Townsend Blennerhasset Monument - Killorglin

Killorglin Golf Club - Killorglin

Caragh Lake Wood - Killorglin

River Laune Fishing - Killorglin

Killorglin Festivals

August   Puck Fair  -  Killorglin

Transport

Aeroplane:Kerry Airport is the closest airport to Killorglin Town - 23km. Click here for details on Irish Airports.
Train:A train service operates to Killarney (22km from Killorglin) and Tralee (26km from Killorglin) stations. Timetables can be viewed by logging onto Irish Rail web site
Bus:A bus service operates between Killarney - Killorglin - Tralee. The bus stop is located outside the Church in Killorglin Town. Timetables can be viewed by logging onto Bus Eireann web site
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Killorglin Accommodation Listings

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Dromin Farmhouse, B&B

Dromin Farmhouse is situated in the hearth of peaceful countryside, 3km from Killorglin and Miltown, facing open country views and Ireland's highest mountain.You can look forward to a warm welcome with a cup of tea and home baking upon arrival.

Season: 12th April - 24th September    Occupancy: Bed and Breakfast

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Riverside Holiday Homes , Holiday Home

Riverside Holiday Homes are situated in Killorglin Town, on the banks of the beautiful River Laune, along the scenic Ring of Kerry. Killorglin is home to the annual world famous Puck Fair, one of Irelands oldest and most unusual festivals

Season: All Year    Occupancy: Self Catering

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White Sands, Holiday Home

White Sands is situated near Cromane Village in a peaceful rural setting overlooking Lough Yganavan.There is a choice of three properties.Situated off the main Ring of Kerry road, 8km South West of Killorglin and 6km from Glenbeigh

Season: All Year    Occupancy: Self Catering

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Kilkern House, Clonakilty

Kilkern House nestles in the heart of West Cork, an area of panoramic beauty on the edge of Kilkern Lake with splendid views of unspoilt countryside, miles of sandy beaches and woodlands.Kilkern House is located 5km from the Cathedral town of Rosscarbery

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Inveraray Farm Guesthouse, Killarney

Inveraray Farm Guesthouse is situated in a most picturesque location, in a warm tranquil rustic setting on the edge of the Gap of Dunloe, the house commands an awesome breathtaking view of the scenic Gap of Dunloe, Killarney Lakes and mountains

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Benagh, Cloghane

Located at the foot of Mount Brandon at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, Benagh B&B is an ideal base from which to explore and enjoy an unspoilt area rich in flora, fauna and archaeological sites such as the Bronze Age Loch a'Duin Valley.


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