Killorglin, County Kerry

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  -  A historical monument located in Killorglin, County Kerry

Townsend Blennerhasset Monument  -  An historical monument located in Killorglin, County Kerry

Killorglin Golf Course  -  An 18 hole golf course located in Killorglin, County Kerry

Caragh Lake Forest  -  A forest trail located near Killorglin, County Kerry

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 station (22km from Listowel). 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

Tourism IrelandRiverside 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

Tourism IrelandWhite 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

Tourism IrelandDromin 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

Tourism IrelandCanberra House, B&B

Canberra House is a family run business which was established in 1953 and remains a thriving Irish Pub with plenty of Guest Accommodation. Your hosts Catherine & Stephen O'Grady are always on hand to lend a hand.We offer a full bar service and all of our

Season: April - September    Occupancy: Bed and Breakfast

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Selection From Accommodation Listings

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Atlantic Waves, Castlegregory

Atlantic Waves is a luxurious, spacious, 4 Star holiday home on sea-front, approved by the Irish Tourist Board. All rooms are tastefully decorated to a very high standard. There are outstanding sea views overlooking Brandon Bay

Tourism Ireland

Forest View, Glenbeigh

Forest View is an elegant family run bed and breakfast located close to Glenbeigh village with panoramic views of forest. This beautiful, tranquil home is ideally located along the Ring of Kerry making it an ideal base for touring.

Tourism Ireland

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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