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A brief guide to golfing in and around Killarney, Kerry, Ireland: golf travel and general golf holiday information.

Ballybunion's castle ruins

Golf holidays - Killarney & Waterville

Killarney is an out and out tourist destinations and makes a great effort to attract visitors from all over the world, playing heavily on its beautiful green setting around the peaceful Lough Leane.  Consequently you will hear plenty of American, French, Italian, Japanese, German voices amongst the unique Kerry brogues.  It has not however lost any of its Irishness - just try visiting on a Gaelic Football or Hurley weekend!

It is a superb base for golf holidays with so many Kerry golf courses within range in a day's drive: Killarney, Waterville, Dooks, Tralee, Ring of Kerry even Ballybunion.

Every evening on returning to Killarney from the golf courses you will find a huge choice of places to eat and afterwards be entertained by any number of minstrels plying their trade in the bars up and down the High Street. 

Getting to Killarney


The best route to Killarney is either flying to Kerry with Ryanair (limited services).  Or there are more services to Cork and Shannon; both of which are a slightly longer, but very pretty drive into Killarney.

Of course, you can also travel over with your own vehicle via the Fastnetline from Swansea to Cork, or P&O and Stenaline from Fishguard to Rosslare.  From Cork it is a straightforward drive to Killarney that will take just under two hours.  We can of course include any of these crossings in your golf holiday at our reduced rates.

Getting to Waterville

Waterville sits at the very end of the Iveragh peninsula - better known as the "Ring of Kerry" a classic scenic drive around Irelands southwestern outpost.  This remoteness is half of its charm and the effort to get here is richly rewarded with a small seaside holiday town and farming community perched seemingly in the middle of the Atlantic!  In addition to the fabulous and famous Waterville links there is now the excellent and contrasting Skellig Bay to play too - so well worth spending a night or two of your Irish golf holiday in Waterville.

Ring of Kerry - beautiful golfing
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