Christmas in Ireland, like in many countries, is a time to enjoy cozy nights by blazing fires, dining on traditional Christmas foods such as turkey & ham, Christmas pudding, cake and mince pies. However, there are some who enjoy more active pursuits over the Christmas holidays. The Killarney Walking Festival is just one of the activities that take place around this time of the year and is renowned for having ‘the craic’ whilst getting rid of the Christmas bulge.
The Killarney post-Christmas walk on 27th December is the perfect antidote to Christmas excess and a great way to experience Kerry’s rugged landscape. This fully guided walk takes in some of Ireland’s oldest oak woods, overlooking beautiful Lough Leane, Inisfallen Island, Ross Castle and Killarney town, from the slopes of the Tomies Mountain in Co Kerry.
This relatively easy hill walk takes about three hours and covers approximately 11kilometres through one of the few remaining native oak woods in Ireland. A visit to O’Sullivan’s Cascade and a chance to see the White Tail Sea Eagle makes this an ideal walk for the Christmas holidays.
Why not explore Killarney for yourself and join us on our Biking & Hiking Ireland, Tour. A 5-day activity holiday that will take you from Killarney to Dublin via the Scenic South Ireland Coast.
You will meet friendly locals and see the ‘Real Ireland’ as you discover captivating landscapes of this ancient land by foot and bike. An action packed experience awaits you. See www.exploreirelandtours.com for more details.