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Gateway to the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, Killorglin occupies a scenic position overlooking the River Laune and backed by the dramatic slopes of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. It is situated at the beginning of the world famous scenic drive of the Ring of Kerry.


The town is synonymous with Puck Fair, an annual cattle and horse fair held from 10th to 12th August. Puck Fair is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals, celebrating almost 400 years of documented evidence. A wild mountain goat is crowned King Puck and reigns over the town for three days. The carnival atmosphere includes street traders, parades, a traditional horse fair, craft fair, night concerts, storytelling, traditional music and dancing.

The Basement Museum in Killorglin is an exhibition of history tradition, legends and folklore. Through old photographs and print material a history is told. There are many newspapers on display, some of them more than two hundred years old. Castle Conway alias Killorglin Castle is a ruined 12th century castle, which was an advance post of the Earl of Desmond.

The Certificate of Irish Heritage programme was launched by the Irish Government in Autumn 2011 to provide official recognition to those who are proud of their Irish ancestors and their own Irish heritage. Anyone with an Irish ancestor, born outside of Ireland is eligible for a Certificate of Irish Heritage. It officially recognises one’s Irish ancestry and the significant contribution make worldwide by the Irish Diaspora over the years.

Killorglin Golf Club is an 18-hole parkland course designed by Eddie Hackett. It was opened in 1992 and is maturing into a challenging but fair test. It is overlooked by two mountain ranges, the MacGillicuddy Reeks and Slieve Mish. In turn, the course overlooks Castlemaine Harbour and the River Laune, making is a stunning location.

The River Laune is a very good Spring Salmon river where Sea Trout fishing is possible usually in the May to June period. The river also holds a good stock of Brown Trout. Sea Angling trips are also available in the area.

There are a wide variety of outdoor activities nearby such as Kayaking, rowing, sailing, orienteering, hill walking, cycling and horse riding. Walking routes vary from quiet country walks to coastal walks and to the Kerry Way Walking Route. Near Killorglin is the Beentee Loop walk, Distance 9km, Time 3-4hrs, Ascent 420m, Category Mountain.

This vibrant town has a weekly country market featuring local produce every Friday morning. Killorglin has a selection of craft shops, traditional pubs and excellent restaurants. It is located 13km from the picturesque village of Glenbeigh/Rossbeigh Beach, 22km from Killarney, 23km from Kerry Airport and 111km from Cork Airport.

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