Ladies View

While driving along the Ring of Kerry at the end of the journey coming back towards Killarney you will come across a spectacular view at the well known Ladies View along the N71 road. Here you can pull in and take in a birds eye view of the Lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park. The name comes from the amiration of the view by Queeen Victoria’s ladies in waiting during the visit of 1861. You will also find Ladies View cafe and gift shop located here.

Aghadoe View

Aghadoe takes its name from Acha Da Eo, which is Gaelic for “ The place of two yew trees”. Parking in the car park next to the Aghadoe Heights Hotel you can make your way across the road to the viewing area and sit down and take in the magnificent scenery. Giving you a panoramic view of the MacGillycuddy Reeks as well as the famous Lakes of Killarney on a clear day there is nothing like it. The ruins of 13th century Parkavonear Castle and of Aghadoe church an old Romanesque church in ruins, make the spot popular with tourists and archaeologists.

Gap of Dunloe

The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass between MacGillycuddy’s Reeks (west) and Purple Mountain (east). Starting from Kate Kearneys Cottage it is a lovely trip to cycle, walk or take a pony & trap for the 11km from north to south and continue in to the Black Valley. There are five lakes located along the route Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake, and Black Lough. Between the first two lakes is an old arch bridge called the ‘Wishing Bridge’ so named because it is said that wishes made while upon it are destined to come true. There is a very popular full day trip, which you can do which contains a boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney from Lord Brandon’s Cottage to Ross Castle.