Water Sports

Mere Minutes from the Celebrated Lakes of Killarney

The Killarney Park Hotel is just a short distance from the celebrated Lakes of Killarney, and what better way to see them than on one of the lakes itself? You can hire a kayak at Ross Castle (generally during the summer months) and paddle around Loch Lein (the Lower Lake) at your leisure, taking in the lunar limestone formations on the lakeshore and the historic monastic settlement on the island of Innisfallen.

Even if you’ve never kayaked before, you'll take to it like a duck to water, as instructors provide brief but comprehensive training before you head out on the lake, and they remain with you on the water. Paddle among the swans, ducks and other water birds for a workout that somehow never feels like work. Stand Up Paddle Surf is another option.

If you prefer your water sports on the sea, there are two superb beaches within a 40-minute drive of the Killarney Park Hotel. Inch Beach, on the Dingle Peninsula is renowned for surfing, as well as kite surfing and windsurfing. Rossbeigh, just off the Ring of Kerry, faces Inch across the Atlantic, and is an excellent spot for sea kayaking. Other fine surfing spots include Maharees on the Dingle Peninsula and Ballybunion and Banna in North Kerry. You can hire equipment and avail of training at most surfing beaches. Ask our Concierge for advice on where to go for your chosen water sport.

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