Cahernane House Hotel
The Cahernane House is located quite close to the center of Killarney and from the National Park, and dates back to 1870. The hotel serves up tasty homestyle Irish fare in the on-site restaurant.
This new, invigorating hiking adventure along the Dingle Peninsula has something to offer every kind of traveler. Enjoy moderate daily hikes offering amazing views of the wild, long stretches of sandy beaches and coastal nature. You’ll explore Irish and Gaelic language communities and delve into Ireland’s rich musical tradition and folklore history. You’ll also get a taste of fresh, delicious nouveax Irish cuisine and visit to farms, talented artisans and craftspeople.
Until very recently, the area had been closed off to influences of the modern world, leaving the languages and traditions of the region completely intact. Join us on this special insider’s introduction to our very own family and friends in this unique, friendly corner of Ireland!
We’ll meet midday for a welcome and intro lunch at the hotel and take a nice drive to Killarney National Park. From there, we’ll start our warm-up walk starting from the St. Mary’s Cathedral entrance to the park.
After breakfast, we’ll take a horse-drawn carriage to the entrance of Killarney National Park to Muckross Estate. Our hiking for today will take place around the lake and up Torc Waterfall (where you’ll likely see or hear some Red deers), with an optional extra loop to Mangerton Mountain. To refresh, we’ll get lunch at Muckross House Restaurant or if you prefer, you can have a picnic lunch! Later on in the day, we’ll visit Killarney Brewing Company for a beer tasting, which will be followed by a dinner at Muckross Open Farms with traditional foods, music and dance!
The day starts with a quick drive to the Gap of Dunloe. We’ll take a peaceful morning walk up the Gap and down to Lord Brandon’s cottage, where we’ll have lunch with an Irish barbecue. Then, we’ll take a boat across the lake back to Killarney. In the evening, we’ll take an exhilarating walk in Killarney National Park after dinner, with Gaelic song and music abound!
This morning’s hike takes us around Slea Head, Ventry Strand and Dunquin. We’ll stop for a pottery demo at Louis Mulcahy Pottery at Dunquin. We’ll also have a brush-up Irish language lesson this evening before dinner.
From Ballyferriter this morning, we begin our hike to Cuas and back to Dingle, an astonishing panaramic clifftop hike along the ocean. Delve deeper with us into the Irish Gaeltacht and discover this unique ancient language, still spoken by the local people. We’ll then have an afternoon brewery visit to Dan Crean’s.
Today, we’ll tackle the gorgeous Mount Brandon and enjoy panoramic views of Dingle and the vast blue Atlantic Ocean with the awestriking Castlegregory Sandbar and Tralee in the distance. We’ll have an amazing farewell feast in Dingle in true Irish style, with a wide variety of local, fresh fish from the nearby fishing port.
Today, our trip comes to an end! We’ll transfer you to Tralee railway train station, where you can take the train or bus to Dublin Airport. There will also be a transfer to Kerry Airport.