Home to Ireland’s most iconic scenery – a medley of cliffs being bashed by the Atlantic and stretches of sand perfect for blustery walks in Autumn and brave swims in summer. Colourful Killarney, where pubs hum with Irish music and shops sell Irish fare, backs onto Killarny National Park, and makes a perfect base to explore. The park is perfect for activities like hiking, cycling, boating, fishing, or riding in a horse-drawn jaunting car.
At the north of the park, below Torc Mountain, let the relaxing sound of cascading waters guide you to the beautiful Torc Waterfall. Or, venture even further and catch a boat across Lough Leane to the quiet Innisfallen Island, home to a small 12th-century church of red sandstone. Those looking for a physical challenge should head to the top of the hauntingly named Cardiac Hill. Back to the coast, the Dingle Peninsula is a pocket-sized and unapologetically Irish (wild and woolly) place to explore.