Killarney is a great location for visiting with a choice of events on all year round. Here is a sample of some events you can enjoy while staying at Muckross Park Hotel.
5th October: The Helly Hansen Adventure Race is an International Event where competitors run, hike, cycle and kayak in Killarney…all in one day!
18th – 20th October: Killarney Darts Festival takes place in the INEC close to Muckross Park Hotel.
27th October - 02nd November: Commencing on the 27th October, the Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial Week begins with an extensive Programme of Events. Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty was a resident priest in the Vatican during World War 2 and assisted Allied soliders and Jews escape. A native of Killarney, he is now celebarted in week of activities including an Illustrated talk about his life at Muckross Houset.
Other activities include a ceremomial unveiling of a plaque, the opening of a greatly expanded O'Flaherty Photo & Memorabilia exhibition in Killarney Library, a one man play on the Monsignor's time in occupied Rome. Also the unveiling of the O'Flaherty Memorial on Mission Road, Killarney.
Visitors to Killarney can also take the O'Flaherty Trail Coach Tour - covering Killarney & Cahersiveen and including a lunch break at Cahersiveen. A mini golf tournament has also been organised at Deerpark Pitch & Putt on Saturday 02nd Nov. Later that evening, in the KIllarney Plaza Hotel, the 5th Hugh O'Flaherty Humanitarian Award will be presented posthumously to the family of Donal Walsh. Keynote Speaker will be David Dalton, CEO of Plan Ireland. Admission is free.
Information about these events is available from Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce Office on 064 663 7928
29th October – 3rd November: Oireachtas na Samhna is a leading Irish Heritage Festival which promotes Irish traditional arts and modern Irish-language literature.
Concerts / Shows in Killarney
Muckross Park Hotel is only 2 Km from the INEC where regular shows and concerts take place mainly on weekends. In November and December artists such as Jimmy Carr, Pat Shortt, Don Baker and Bell X1 will be playing at the INEC.
Christmas in Killarney
Christmas in Killarney begins on early December and this year promises to be very festive with Christmas Markets, Christmas lights being turned on as well as fun activities such as Christmas cake making competitions, table quiz, Christmas movie marathons. The events are held around Killarney town or 2 weeks leading up to Christmas. www.christmasinkillarney.com
For kids in Autumn!
In Killarney families can enjoy a day out at Kennedy's Pet Farm with its selection of animals and kid's activities or Buddies Indoor Play Centre with lots of fun for younger visitors. Crag Cave in Castleisland offers a great family day out with their 1 million year old cave, play centre, shop and restaurant. In Tralee, 30 Km from the hotel, is Bowling Buddies, the Aqua Dome indoor water play centre and Tralee Bay Wetlands nature centre. All attractions should be checked for opening times but Guest Services at Muckross Park Hotel can assist.