River view Lodge is situated directly on the Ring of Kerry and yet secluded on wooded land which guarantees total privacy. Access on national road N72 from Killarney 6 miles on the left or from Killorglin 6 miles on the
Exceptional Detached private residence (c. 3,700 Sq Ft) on c.1.7 acre mature private site running to the banks of the River Laune. Boasting magnificient panoramic views of the River Laune and surrounding McGillycuddy Reeks, the property has been finished to an extremely high standard throughout.
Adjoining luxury 2 Bedroom apartment.
Kerry Airport is 16 miles away with flights from Frankfurt/Hahn, Lorient, Dublin, Manchester, London Luton and London Stansted. Cork Airport and Shannon Airport are also within 2 hours drive and all airports have usual car rental facilities.
Gardens and Wildlife Killarney and the southwest of IrelandGardens and Parks are renowned in this beautiful region and to follow are a short list of some of the more well known and spectacular Gardens:
Muckross Gardens in KillarneyThe Gardens are renowned worldwide for their beauty and in particular, they are noted for their fine collection of Azaleas, Rhododendrons, extensive water garden and an outstanding rock garden hewn out of natural limestone.
Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens at the Gap of Dunloe
One of the “Historical Gardens of Ireland”, this garden represents a veritable mini-tour of the world, with rare plants and trees from Asia, the Americas, the Pacific, Europe and elsewhere. The Garden surrounds the ruins of medieval Dunloe Castle, and its contents are fully catalogued by the broadcaster Roy Lancaster, who personally supervises all new planting.
Kells Bay Gardens at Kells on the Ring of KerryThe Kells estate was bought in 1837 by Rowland Blennerhasset a local Tralee landowner, who built a small hunting lodge, originally called Holly Mount on the lands. It was his grandson also a Rowland Blennerhasset, MP, who developed the house and gardens that we can still see today. He added the Ladies Walled Garden, Tree fern forest, the Long drive and the paths around the garden. The origin of the rare plants at Kells is unknown but would have been closely linked to the great plant hunters of the time who were bringing in rare plants to the British Isles and needed mild growing conditions.
Derrynane National Park & Gardens at Caherdaniel
Derrynane Gardens & Park have been refurbished and are continuously being planted with additional rare specimens. On the Atlantic Coast, it is very much part of the Ring of Kerry at Caherdaniel and Derrynane House, within the Park and Gardens, was home to Ireland’s famous Liberator, Daniel O’Connell.
Derreen Gardens at Lauragh
Designed by the Marquess of Landsdowne in the 1870’s, this 19 hectare woodland garden is famous for its plantation of New Zealand tree ferns and many other specimens. The Garden is situated approx 55km south of Killarney and west of Kenmare on the R571 at Lauragh.
Garnish Island at Glengariff
This beautiful 14 hectare “Gulf Stream” Island is world famous for its natural scenic beauty and its magnificent formal “Italian Garden” with wonderful examples of Architecture integrate into the overall plan. Its plant life reflects the Gulf Stream Climate, with many rare plants, normally only found in warmer climes. The island is situated at Glengariff, about 55km from Killarney, on the N71 south of Kenmare.
Cycling in Killarney
Killarney is an ideal location for every level of Cyclist, there are numerous on road and off road trails in the Killarney area.
Mountain Biking & Cycling around Killarney
Killarney offers endless cycling opportunities through its National Park, around its Lakes and unspoilt countryside or, for the more adventurous, through its many mountain passes and valleys.
Whether you bring your own bike, or hire from the numerous “bike-hire” providers in Killarney, you will be spoilt for choice of routes and options. We have endless miles of quiet country roads that take you through the outlying villages, places of interest and sandy beaches.
Many of the recognised “walking routes” are also ideal for cycling. Just pack a lunch and head out for the day or, take refreshments at one of the many welcoming “pit-stops” en route.
Cultural, Archaeological and Historical Sites in and around Killarney and its Environs
The Killarney Valley is steeped in culture, history and heritage with ancient sites, ruins and still functioning buildings covering the Celtic pre-Christian, early Christian and Medieval eras. From bronze age copper mines, burial mounds, ring forts, monastic settlements and castles, to great country houses, Killarney and the surrounding region has an abundance of locations of immense interest.
Key sites include:
Ross Island Copper Mines:Copper Mines dating back to the Bronze Age.
Aghadoe (1027):Remains of Church & Round Tower.
Inisfallen (11th Century):Remains of Hiberno-Romanesque Church located on Inisfallen Island.
Ross Castle (15th Century):Magnificently restored castle at Ross Road, Killarney (Guided Tours).
Muckross Abbey (1448):Remains of Abbey founded by the Observantine Fransiscans.
Presentation Convent (1793):Killarney convent dating back to the beginning of the Nineteenth Century.
St. Mary’s Cathedral (1842):Killarney's Neo-Gothic Cathedral, designed by Pugin (Roman Catholic).
Franciscan Friary (1860):Killarney Franciscan church was opened in 1867, and the Friary in 1879 (Roman Catholic).
St. Mary’s Church (1870’s):Built in 1870 in English Gothic style (Church of Ireland).
Muckross House & Gardens (1843):Old Victorian Mansion with National Park Visitor Centre & Guided Tours.
Muckross Traditional Farms (1930’s):A step back in time to 1930's Ireland.
Walking & Hiking
Killarney is surrounded by 26,000 / 10,000 hectares of National Park, Lakes and magnificent Mountain Ranges including Ireland’s highest peak, Corrán Tuathail (1039m).
It is said that “in Killarney, you will find a different walking route for every day in the year”. This may be an exaggeration, but only just!!
Kayaking and Canoeing on the Lakes and Rivers of KillarneyExplore the Lakes of Killarney by kayak. This trip starts at Ross Castle, visiting Bronze Age copper mines and includes the option to visit the 6th century monastic site on Inisfallen Island.
Gentle Canadian-type canoeing is available on the lake and river waters of Killarney's Loch Léin and River Laune. This voyage brings one up close to the nature of the region along a waterway steeped in history and archaeology.
We are delighted to organise trips for you.
Eagle Watching in the Killarney ValleyDuring the summer of 2007, the White-Tailed Sea Eagle, one of the largest birds of prey in the world, was reintroduced into Killarney National Park as part of a five-year project.
15 chicks were released from Norway to specific zones of the Killarney National Park. It is hoped that after five to six years the birds will begin to breed across the wider coas
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