Rediscover Killarney in Autumn
2BB + 1 Dinner from €255pps
There’s a magical time in Killarney, which lands just between the back to school madness and the encroaching darkness of Halloween. It’s is a time of calm, change and colour. You can almost hear the surrounding lakes and mountains exhale a gentle sigh as they once again ready themselves for the pending winter months, but not before they put on their magnificent natural display…called Autumn.
Autumn is packed with beauty, a warm colour palette splashing burn oranges, soft caramels and rich golden browns across the 25,000 acre national park. Moss lies thick on the forest floors, creating scenes reminiscent of Enid Blyton’s enchanted woods and the deep echo of the rutting deer can be heard across the valley.
Overlooking an Autumn break in Killarney is almost unforgivable. Added to the long lists of reasons to take an Autumn break, is the benefit of a the Government Tax Back offer for staycations, which begins in October 2020.
So what can you expect on your Autumn break in Killarney?
As the large double doors slide open, you’ll be greeted by the warmth of one of many roaring open fires. Members of The Killarney Park team, instantly make you feel at ease and you know that your downtime has just begun. As you explore your new home from home, hang up the car keys if you wish. The Killarney Park is so perfectly situated in the heart of the town and adjacent to the National Park, that there really is no need to get back behind the wheel at all.
A quick stroll around the town is ideal, for a bit of fresh air after your drive, followed by a relaxed dinner in The Garden Bar, again enjoying the warmth of the fires and the beautiful flavours of Kerry’s local ingredients.
Leisurely breakfasts, lake-side walks in the park, early morning swims (in the heated pool) and possibly a few hours set aside for some revitalising spa treatments are all perfect ways to give your body the chance it needs to re-set. The Library is a quiet oasis for those wanting to curl up and read a good book while anyone wishing to venture further afield can enjoy coastal day trips, Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, wide open beaches and Ireland’s highest mountain range.
The beauty of rediscovering Killarney during Autumn is that everything moves at a slower more leisurely pace. Easy-going chats with the barman, long and lazy dinners at the fireside, wider availability to partake in local activities with shorter notice times required are all added reasons to enjoy Killarney in the Autumn.
Let us take care of you and rest assured that The Killarney Park has outstanding Covid19 safety protocols in place, to help you feel safe and cared for during this challenging time. This package includes Two Night’s Accommodation and Breakfast with one Evening Meal in The Garden Bar and the gift of an earth friendly insulated Killarney Park flask to enjoy your coffee in the crisp Autumn air.
Rediscover Killarney Package:
- Two nights accommodation
- Breakfast each morning
- Dinner one evening in The Garden Bar (for two adults)
- Sustainable Killarney Park flask/water bottle
What Else Can We Do?
Our Favourite Autumn Tips
- Head into the park to witness the rutting of the deer (talk to us first if you are unsure of common safety measures and best times to go). Each Autumn, this annual deer mating season takes place in the National Park. You can hear the echoey bellowing of the stags and the clashing of horns. Guided walks are also available.
- Get that book you’ve been dying to read and find a cosy spot in the Library, curl up at the fireside and sip on a perfect Irish coffee.
- Put on the walking boots and get yourself onto a mountain. Killarney is ideal as there are so many choices depending on fitness levels.
- A personal favourite for the average walker is Torc Mountain. There’s a beautiful waterfall at the base. The climb is not too strenuous but the reward at the top is spectacular.
- Taking things a little more seriously, try out Mangerton mountain. This would be a longer walk and can be thought of as Torc’s “big brother”. Warm clothing is essential as the temperatures at the top drop considerably.
- Hiking enthusiasts and those with a competitive edge and a desire to tick Ireland’s highest mountain off their bucket list can take on the challenge of Carrantuohill. We are happy to recommend local guides and would suggest setting aside a full day for this.
- For families with younger children (roughly age 10 and under) there’s a fabulous walk around Ross Island, starting and ending at Ross Castle. We have a treasure trail map and kids need to find all the hidden markers to win a treat back at the hotel. With the excitement of the treasure hunt, the little ones won’t even realise the distance they’ve covered on this loop walk.
- History and culture fans would enjoy a day of exploring some of Killarney’s famous heritage sites. Muckross House, Killarney House, Muckross Abbey, Ross Island Copper Mines, Innisfallen Island, Aghadoe Cathedral and Round Tower and St. Mary’s Cathedral are a few favourites.
- Take advantage of a quiet dip in the pool after breakfast. This is a great way to energise and recharge the batteries and a super way to start the day. Robes and slippers are provided so that you can prepare in the comfort of your rooms if you wish. We recommend you chat to Reception or Concierge about booking some pool time. With distancing and safety policies in place, guest numbers, in the pool, are monitored. Ideally this could be followed by a few hours of spa pampering and downtime.