Holidays in Kerry
Ireland is a wonderful holiday destination for Walkers and Cyclists with
amazing scenery to be discovered around every bend in the road.
Coolclogher House is the ideal Holiday Rental Property for Walkers or
Cyclists, being located just on the outskirts of Killarney and central
to all of the main walking and cycling routes. Accommodaton is bright,
spacious, elegant and comfortable and as the house is can be rented exclusively,
it is particularly suited for group or family holidays.
"The mountainous regions of Kerry are older than the
Himalayas and the Alps, and have the history of 400 million years
etched in their contured folds"
Whether you wish to trek to the top of Ireland’s highest mountain
range, with Carrauntoohil mountain (3414), the highest mountain
in Ireland, explore Killarney’s ancient woodland glens and valleys
or enjoy the beautiful lakes, Coolclogher House can provide
the base for a range of walks and cycling routes that will never
cease to amaze and please you.
Here you can experience the total peace and tranquility provided
by a landscape where the only noise is the babbling of a nearby
stream, the bleat of sheep on the hillside or the rustle of the
wind through the wild broom - sheer bliss!
There are miles of beautiful sandy beaches with clear blue water
just 20 minutes from Coolclogher House. The perfect place to watch
the sun go down at the end of an exhilerating day spent walking
through the beauty of Kerry.
Nearby Killarney National Park is the ideal
wilderness for the committed walker, for those who want short, stimulating
and exceedingly beautiful walks and for cyclists of all levels of
fitness and enthusiasm.
One of the best walks circumvents Muckross Lake
and is 13km of scenic splendour all the way. Another passes through
Tomies Wood, a fine oak wood nestled between Tomies Mountain and
Lough Leane and passing the picturesque O’Sullivan’s Cascade. The
walk from Knockreer House to Ross Castle is offers some great views,
while the slightly longer trek along the shoulder of Mangerton Mountain
includes parts of the Old Kenmare Road.
The Gap of Dunloe is a wild and rugged gap excavated
by forging ice flows during the last ice age. It is sign posted
off the R562 road to Killorglin and runs outside the western perimeter
of the National Park.
Coolclogher House can make arrangements with one of the numerous
'bike-hire' providers in Killarney and provide a welcome haven for the
foot-weary visitor at the end of a vigorous days activity. We will advise
you on the best routes for your particular level of fitness or interest
and share with you some 'local' trails.
Short Walks/Strolls – Duration at Walkers discretion:
Many of these walks can be commenced and completed from Coolclogher House
or Killarney town.
Killarney Town Trail
Boathouse Nature Trail
Demense & River Walk
Mossy Woods Nature Trail
Ross Beigh Beach
Moderate Walks - Duration 2 hrs +/-
Some of these walks can be commenced from Coolclogher House, Killarney
town or from along the route
Killarney to Ross Castle
Arthur Young Nature Trail
Blue Pool Nature Trail
Muckross House & return
The Fossa Way
Medium Distance Walks & Mountain Hikes - Duration half to full
Usually commenced from a 'start point' some distance from Coolclogher
House and Killarney town
Mangerton mountain Trail
Torc Waterfall & Mountain Trail
Old Kenmare/Killarney road - Mountain Trail
Tomies/Shehy/Purple Mountain Trail
Tomies & O'Sullivan Cascade Forest Walk M
Muckross & Dinis Island - commencing from Killarney Town
Mangerton Forest walks
Killarney - Gap of Dunloe - Derrycunnihy - return
Carantouhill Mountain (trek/climb)
Long Distance Walks - Duration 5+ Days
The Dingle Way - 179km-5/6 days.
The Kerry Way - 215km-6/7 days
The Beara Way - 197km-6/7 days
The Blackwater Way - 188km-6/7 days