The main tourist town of County Kerry, Killarney is a well-oiled hub for holiday-makers, its name synonymous with leprechauns, souvenirs and coach tours. With more places to stay than anyplace outside Dublin, Killarney has been famous as a tourist town since the mid-17th century. While you'll be beguiled by the souvenir shops, there are also some excellent craft galleries and pubs featuring live "trad" Irish music.
In a town that's been practicing the tourism game for over 250 years, competition keeps standards high, and whatever your budget you'll find superb restaurants and good accommodation. And as the jumping-off point for County Kerry's magnificent lake and woodland scenery, and photogenic day trip destinations like the Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry, it's no wonder Killarney is everyone's destination of choice.