Events 2019



Ireland Bike Fest route near Aghadoe Heights Hotel
01ST JUN 2018 – 04TH JUN 2018

Ireland Bike Fest

All roads lead to Killarney for Ireland Bike Fest Killarney, which takes place this June Bank Holiday Weekend, in its tenth successful year. From Friday the 1st to Monday 4th of June 2018.BOOK A ROOM

04TH JUL 2018

4th of July Celebrations in Killarney

Killarney will embrace the American Festivities this US Independence Day and celebrate the annual July 4th Festival from 7am until midnight on Wednesday July 4th 2017.

For four years running the town becomes party central and celebrates all things American with a magnificent parade, live street performers, music, a BBQ and many other colourful events. The Festival aims each year to honour the special connection between Ireland and the USA and ensures that all of our overseas visitors from the USA experience a piece of home on this special occasion.

Hotel near the ring of kerry cycle
07TH JUL 2018

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2019

On the 7th of July, thousands of cyclists will take to the Ring of Kerry and cycle the world famous coastal route, covering 216km/112miles for a charity close to their hearts. The annual cycle has become the biggest one day charity event in Munster and will this year, be celebrating its 35th year. 

Cyclists choose Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa as the ideal place to stay, while taking on this challenging event, as it is perfectly located to both the start and finish points and equally important, they feel at home in the relaxed hotel surroundings. 

Larkinley Lodge has been welcoming cyclists for so many years now that we have their cycling requirements down to a fine art, including , drying facilities and that well earned cold drink at the end of the day.

Killarney Racing Festival
15TH JUL 2018 – 19TH JUL 2018

Killarney Races 2019


Killarney Races 2019

- May
- July 
- August 

Killarney Racecourse is without doubt Ireland’s most scenic racecourse. Staging one of the town’s most social annual gatherings, the Killarney Races draws spectators from far and wide and offers four days of fun filled and nail biting entertainment. 

Many race goers choose to stay at Larkinley Lodge during this busy week, allowing them to enjoy all the excitement of the races yet still retreat back to the exclusivity and luxury of the quiet Bed and Breakfast.

28TH JUL 2018

Run Killarney


Killarney’s hills and lakes make it an awesome place to level up on your running ability and try a 10k or a half marathon. 

At Run Killarney, you will take in breathtaking scenery like Molls Gap, the National Park and Muckross House and Abbey as you stride around the course.


06TH OCT 2018

Killarney Adventure Race


The Killarney adventure race team has put together a route that is both challenging and inspiring with rugged landscape and breath taking scenery.
There are 5 different routes options to suit all levels of fitness:
83km Expert route | 73km Pro route | 65km Dual-route | 55km Sports route | 27 km Challenge route
Explore the scenic side of Killarney whilst enduring one of the most challenging adventure races – just know that we have a team of award winning spa therapists waiting to soothe every ache and muscle pain.

Killarney Walking Festival

Long relaxing guided walks and spectacular hikes awaits you in Killarney – one of the most beautiful and natural locations in the world.

Explore some of the best walking areas…

Do you remember your first time in the great outdoors and the sense of freedom it gave you? Killarney is full of perfect places for exploring on foot and the following will help you find some of the best places to go.

Killarney is a haven for walkers of all ages and levels. From an exciting hill walk on the soaring MacGillycuddy Reeks to a pleasant stroll through the world famous National Park, there is something for everyone.

Some suggested walks around Killarney are as follows:


Aghadoe and Fossa Way:
From the medieval monastery on the ridge of Aghadoe overlooking the Killarney Valley, descend Botharín na Marbh (the little road of the dead) before following the Fossa Way into the Cnoc na Rí estate and into Killarney. Easy – two to three hours walking on paved trails.

Muckross Peninsula / Killarney National Park:
From the gardens of Muckross House, this nature walk explores the beauty and natural history of the Muckross Peninsula and Dinis Island. Two to three hours walking on paved trails.

Cnoc na Rí and Ross Island / Killarney National Park:
From Killarney town centre and St Mary’s Cathedral, the majesty of the National Park is immediate! This route takes you through the Cnoc na Rí Estate and onto Ross Castle and Island. Two to three hours walking on paved trails.


Torc Mountain / Killarney National Park:
Standing tall amidst the Killarney National Park, Torc provides an exhilarating and easy hill walk with stupendous views of the Killarney Valley. Three to four hours walking with four hundred metres of ascent covering six kilometres on constructed rocky trails.

The Old Kenmare Road / Kerry Way:
From Galway’s Bridge near Ladies View on the Ring of Kerry, this route follows the ancient road linking the settlements of Killarney and Kenmare, cutting through wild glens before emerging alongside Torc Waterfall. Three to four hours walking with two hundred metres of ascent covering eight kilometres on rough tracks.

Tomies Woods / Killarney National Park
Situated along the southern shore of Loch Léin, the wild woods of Tomies are reminders of our great oak-past. This circuit explores the depths of the forest. Visit O’Sullivan’s Cascade and follow a track around Tomies. Three to four hours walking with two hundred metres of ascent covering eight kilometres on forest trails.

Black Valley / Gap Of Dunloe
From Galway’s Bridge on the Ring of Kerry road near Ladies View, this route follows the Kerry Way into the Black Valley. Here at the head of the Killarney lake system and beneath the MacGillycuddy Reeks, swing north through the pass of the Gap of Dunloe to finish at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Four to five hours walking with two hundred metres of ascent covering twelve kilometres rough tracks and paved road.

The following walks are on the rugged mountains surrounding Killarney and extreme care should be taken when venturing into the hills.

Killarney’s mountains are low by international standards, but contain much steep and dangerous terrain. There is competent local guide for your day’s hike.


Mangerton Mountain:
The great bulk of Mangerton Mountain dominates the horizon south of Killarney. This hill walking circuit takes in the Devil’s Punch Bowl and overlooks Gleann Na gCapall (the Horse’s Glen). Four to six hours walking with one thousand metres of ascent covering ten kilometres over rough open hillside and rugged tracks.

Purple and Tomies Mountains:
Forming the western edge of the National Park and the eastern flank of the Gap of Dunloe. Purple and Tomies are located in the heart of it all! This walk takes you through the Gap and onto the slopes of Purple before following an elevated ridge to Tomies and descent to Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Four to six hours walking with one thousand metres of ascent covering ten kilometres over rough open hillside.


Corrán Tuathail (Carrantuohill) :
Corrán Tuathail is Ireland’s highest and most rugged mountain, situated amidst the MacGillycuddy Reeks range just 10km from Killarney. This is a very difficult hike over very tough terrain for competent hill walkers only, suitably attired. Five to six hours walking and scrambling with one thousand metres of ascent and covering twelve kilometres over rough and rocky mountain slopes and exposed ridges…no trails.






Killarney Festival of Music and Food

Time: No time set
Location: Killarney



Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

Time: No time set
Location: Killarney



Killarney Races August Meeting

Time: No time set
Location: Killarney Racecourse



Killarney Races July Meeting

Time: No time set
Location: Killarney Racecourse



Killarney Races May Meeting

Time: No time set
Location: Killarney Racecourse



Killarney Rally of the Lakes

Time: No time set
Location: Gleneagle Hotel



Ireland Bikefest Killarney

Time: No time set
Location: No location set



Run Killarney Marathon

Time: 7.00am
Location: INEC



Kerry Way Ultra Marathon

Time: 6am
Location: The Kerry Way



Killarney Adventure Race

Time: 7.00am
Location: Gap of Dunloe and Killarney National Park