Killarney National Park

South and west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. This includes the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland which rise to a height of over 1000 metres. At the foot of these mountains nestle the world famous lakes of Killarney. Here where the mountains sweep down to the lake shores, their lower slopes covered in woodlands, lies the Killarney National Park. The distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls under ever changing skies gives the area a special scenic beauty.

In addition to taking a walk and enjoying the spectacular scenery, popular Park activities include biking, being driven in a horse-drawn carriage and visiting many archaeological sites.

Our properties 1 The Cable Station and Derrynane Lodge are located only an hour away from the Park. Why not make a trip to Killarney National Park when you stay at one of these incredible properties?

1 The Cable StationRing of Kerry

First floor: Enclosed terrace accessed via the sitting room with sea views and steps down to the garden.

First floor: Enclosed terrace accessed via the sitting room with sea views and steps down to the garden.

Derrynane Lodge, Ring of Kerry

Small garden room to the front of the property.

Small garden room to the front of the property.

The Ring of Kerry, south-western Ireland.

The Ring of Kerry is a 179-km-long circular tourist route in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. Clockwise from Killarney it follows the N71 to Kenmare, then the N70 around the Iveragh Peninsula to Killorglin – passing through Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen, and Glenbeigh – before returning to Killarney via the N72.

There is also an established walking path named The Kerry Way, which takes its own route, and a signposted Ring of Kerry cycling path which uses older quieter roads where possible. The Kerry Way roughly follows the scenic driving route of the Ring of Kerry.

Popular points include Muckross House (near Killarney), Staigue stone fort and Derrynane House, home of the Irish politician and statesman, Daniel O’Connell.

Close to Derrynane House is Derrynane Lodge a restored Farm House idyllically located on the Ring of Kerry. It is set in its own private gardens on six acres of lush vegetation with wonderful views of local beaches, amazing coastline and surrounding mountainous landscape. The garden is fully enclosed with lawn areas intermingled with mature shrubs.

Derrynane Lodge is an Irish Cottage accommodating 9 guests located near to the Ring of Kerry.

Derrynane Lodge is an Irish Cottage accommodating 9 guests located near to the Ring of Kerry.

 

Derrynane Lodge

Derrynane Lodge is an Irish Cottage accommodating 9 guests located near to the Ring of Kerry.

derrynane lodge

Derrynane Lodge is an Irish Cottage accommodating 9 guests located near to the Ring of Kerry.

Derrynane Lodge is a restored Farm House idyllically located on the Ring of Kerry. It is set in its own private gardens on six acres of lush vegetation with wonderful views of local beaches, amazing coastline and surrounding mountainous landscape. The garden is fully enclosed with lawn areas intermingled with mature shrubs. Located in the grounds is an all weather tennis court. From Derrynane Lodge you can visit Derrynane National Park, walk along one of the best beaches in the country, swim off the pier and go sailing, kayaking and fishing, all without getting into your car. The village of Caherdaniel is a short drive of 2.8km. Freddie’s pub and grocery store located in the village will be one of your main ports of call. The Blind Piper pub, also in the village, serves food all year round and is worth a visit. During the summer months the local country market is open on Friday mornings. Two superb Blue Flag Beaches are within easy reach of Derrynane Lodge making it an ideal holiday venue. Derrynane Beach is a 5 minute drive and Ballinskelligs Beach a 30 mins drive.

Derrynane Bay

Derrynane Bay only a 5 minute drive.

For the sporting among you Derrynane Watersports Centre is located on the pier. It offers sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing during the month of May to October. Kids Camp operates during July and August. The famous Kerry Way, a must for the walking enthusiast, is located on your door step. For the golfer we have a number of top golf courses nearby. Waterville Links Golf Club and Skellig Bay are a 10 km drive away. Located further afield are Dooks Links, The Ring of Kerry, Parknasilla and Kenmare Golf Clubs. The Eagle Rock Equestrian Centre located in the village offers horseback trekking on the nearby beaches and flood plains all year round. Sea Angling, Lake and Shore fishing can be booked through local operators.

Deenish Island and Scariff Island

Views from the coastal road towards Deenish Island and Scariff Island.

Derrynane Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the Ring of Kerry, which has some of the finest beaches in this unspoilt mystical region of Ireland, Skellig Rock Heritage Site and Valentia Island. Killarney National Park and the famous Dingle Peninsula are within a two hour drive. Popular local restaurants located on the Ring are The Smugglers and Dooleys in Waterville, The Moorings of Portmagee, O’Neills The Point and Q C’s in Cahirciveen to name but a few.

The nearest airports are Kerry and Cork with a fast ferry service from Swansea, Pembroke, Fishguard and Holyhead.

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