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SatNav and Directions

To help find out B&B on your SatNav we have some tips below.
Latitude: 52.05478637585534, Longitude: -9.504976272583008

Also a handy website is MyPOIs.ie. This page includes links to add our location to Garmin and Tomtom satnavs.

Directions to Muckross Drive House B&B
On the Muckross Road – look for the Amber petrol station. The entrance is opposite.

The Killarney Maxi Marathon 2011

Date: Saturday, 16th July @ 8.00am

The 15 miles (24.14 km) race will start in Molls gap and continue along the spectacular ring of Kerry road the N71. The dramatic route takes you back towards Killarney Town passing the rugged landscape of the national park and the Lakes of Killarney. The challenging course is varied in its gradients but extremely rewarding. The race will finish in the grounds of the world famous Muckross House.

Buses will transport participants from Muckross House overflow car park to the start line. Finalised car parking details will be emailed to all participants prior to the race. Online registration and further information are available at maximarathonkillarney.com.

Registration Fee: €50 per person

Killarney July Racing Festival 2011

Dates: Monday, 12th July to Thursday, 15th July 2011

A highlight in the racing calendar, come and enjoy four days of great racing in one of Ireland’s most beautiful courses. Enjoy the thrills of racing with live music each day after racing, big screen viewing and fantastic competitions ensuring four days of exciting entertainment for all.

Further information is available from info@goracingkillarney.com or telephone 064-6631125.

Ireland BikeFest Killarney 2011

The 5th Ireland Bike Fest Killarney 2011 promises to be bigger and better than ever as it is anticipated that in excess of 7000 bikers from around the world will converge on Killarney for this must-attend event. Ireland Bike Fest is an international gathering for motorcycle owners, enthusiasts and anyone, young or old, with an interest in bikes.

Bask in the glory of some slick, well-built machines while soaking up the atmosphere in the bustling Bike Village. Special activities, entertainment, fun and games – this event is guaranteed to cater for every member of the family.

Event Enquiries + 353 (0) 64 6671549

Killarney August Races

The countdown is on for the August Races in Killarney, which begin on Tuesday, August 17, and will run for four days.

It’s a racing festival, being held for just the second time following its success in its inaugural running last year, that is offering something for everyone this year.

The popular races are a perfect way for the people of Killarney and those visiting the town to give a proper send-off to an unforgettable summer of sport that saw Killarney also successfully host the 3 Irish Open.

With the widespread media coverage of the Irish Open displaying Killarney’s beauty for all to see, visitors from far and wide are expected to descend on the town for the August Races which take place on Ireland’s most scenic racecourse.

There is a chance for the ladies to get dressed up, particularly on Friday, August 20, when TV3’s Sinead Desmond will be the celebrity judge of the most Appropriately Dressed Competition.

Rose of Tralee 2010

Radio Kerry Events present “The Big Party” featuring two of the UK’s biggest acts, 2008 X Factor Winner Alexandra Burke and 2009 Britain’s Got Talent Winners DIVERSITY, on Wednesday August 25th in the Rose of Tralee Festival Dome. The event, which celebrates Radio Kerry’s 20th Birthday, coincides with Alexandra Burke’s 22nd birthday on that day. It will be the first performance in Kerry for both Alexandra Burke and Diversity.

Also on the ticket is Dublin group Heathers, an acoustic Indie Folk Duo formed in 2007 by twin sisters Ellie and Louise Mc Namara. The duo have achieved significant radio airplay in 2010 with the song Remember When, which is featured on a Failte Ireland advertising campaign.

The Big Party is the first event of its kind organised by Radio Kerry. General Manager Fiona Stack said that the station is very excited with the opportunity to host two major international acts in Tralee and hopes that Kerry will extend its legendary welcome to them both!

Tickets are on sale from ROXY and Radio Kerry, Tralee or call 066 712 0159. The ticket price is €40 + booking fee, standing only and under 16s must accompanied by an adult. The doors open at 7pm with The Big Party starting at 8pm. No alcohol will be available in the Festival Dome.

Dingle Marathon taking place in September

300 volunteers are needed for the Kerryman Dingle Marathon, which is set to take place Saturday September 4th 2010.

An estimated 3,000 runners are expected to line up race morning, and the Dingle marathon organisers are seeking people to sign up for a variety of duties that need to be filled on the day. Last year the inaugural Dingle Marathon received huge support from the community and this year the organisers are hoping to see the locals out in full force again.

Click here for more information on the Dingle Marathon

Killarney Summerfest 2010

The latest from the Killarney Summerfest website:

We are currently putting the finishing touches to our programme for Killarney Summerfest 2010 and we look forward to announcing our exciting programme shortly. Killarney Summerfest 2010 will take place between July 16th and August 1st which will see Killarney come alive with a host of fun filled events. Please check back soon for full details.

Christmas in Killarney

The 2009 Christmas in Killarney festival promises to be even bigger and better than ever. This site will give you an idea of what festivities are offered young and old alike. Watch out for regular updates on the festival events !!! For the 5th year running the festival aims to put smiles on faces as we re-discover the Magic of Christmas!

Visitors can look forward to a fun packed programme of activities and events giving the many visitors to this beautiful part of Ireland a chance to experience Christmas as it should be and enjoy the build up to the season in a relaxed, happy and safe environment.

A selection of upcoming events:

  • the biggest Free Santa’s Lodge in The South West
  • Children’s Parade, Turning on of Lights
  • Ice Skating Rink
  • Open Air Christmas Markets
  • Guided Winter Walks
  • INEC Concerts with top national and international acts

Here is the full calendar of events.

Killarney to host 3 Irish Open in 2010

The news that Killarney has been chosen to host the Irish Open golf tournament next year, has been hailed as a major boost for tourism in Kerry. Killarney’s Killeen course was chosen above rival applicants from Mount Juliet, Fota Island and Baltray, to host the event, which will be held over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Killarney last hosted the Open in 1992, when it was won by British golfer Nick Faldo. Mayor of Killarney, Michael Gleeson, said the news couldn’t come at a better time for the town’s business people.