Things to do in the Area
You will never be stuck for things to do when you are enjoying your stay in Murphys Farmhouse, that's our guarantee. From exploring the wonders of the local scenery and wildlife, to a delicious meal in the local pubs and restaurants, or a spot of golf. There's something for everyone, with all these activity's you will never be short of things to do.
Tralee is the capital of County Kerry, and boasts an array of activities to do for everyone in the family. Tralee offers a wide range of food, pubs, and shopping in the town centre, along with wonderful activities to do such as a visit to the Blennerville Windmill, the Aqua Dome indoor waterpark, the Kerry Camino, and the Tralee Greenway.
Killarney National Park
Killarney town is surrounded by the Killarney National Park. The Park covers an ares of 26,000 acres. The Park is world famous for its breathtaking view and abundance of local wildlife with stags in pacticular being sighted regurlarly. To explore the park in depth would take days but here at Murphys Farmhouse we are more than happy to talk through the best spots and trails to ensure that you get the most out of your stay with us.
The MacGillcuddy's Reeks are a mountain range located in the Iveragh Peninsula. They stretch 19 kilometers from the Gap of Dunloe in the east to Glencar in the west. The Reeks is Ireland's highest mountain range, and includes most of the highest peaks and sharpest ridges in Ireland, and the only peaks on the island over 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) in height. The crowning jewel of the Reeks is Carrauntoohil, Irelands highest mountain coming in at 3,407 feet and 6 inches.
Whether your an experienced mountain climber or a first timer the Reeks offers trails that cater to the advanced and the inexperienced. Either way be prepared to marvel and the breathtaking views that can only be found at the Reek's
Murphy's Farmhouse is in the ideal location to set off on a hiking adventure in some of Ireland's most spectacular mountain ranges, Slieve Mish is located just a stones throw behind us, and we are not far away from Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain.
Inch Beach is a beautiful 5km long beach backed by sand dunes just outside of Dingle Bay, and overlooks the beautiful Iveragh and Dingle Peninsulas.
The beach is lifeguarded during the summer and boasts a Blue Flag certification. It is the ideal location for a relaxing day in the sun, or for a spot of surf boarding on the Atlantic.
Muckross House & Gardens
This is one of Killarney’s premier attractions, boasting amazing Victorian House & Gardens nestled in the National Park. There are daily tours in the peak months or simply wander around the extensive grounds and gardens.
Wild Atlantic Way
Murphy's Farmhouse is in the perfect place to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, along Ireland's scenic shorelines. We are within driving distance from some of the most beautiful locations along the Wild Atlantic Way, including Dingle, The Skellig Isles, and Slea Head.
Torc Waterfall is best seen after heavy rainfall and is one of Killarney’s most popular tourist attractions. Located just 7km outside the Killarney – Torc Waterfall also offers spectacular views of the Killarney lakes. Torc Mountain located nearby is also well worth a trip. A moderate enough mountain climb, it takes roughly 2 hours to complete. The reward for reaching the top is the amazing of Killarney from the top
The Bolus Head Loop Walk is a beautiful way to spend a summers afternoon, bringing you along the scenic coast line of the Iveragh Peninsula.
Roughly 9KMs, this walk should take about 2 and a half hours.
The Ring of Kerry
The Kerry Ring (or Iveragh Peninsula to give it its proper name) is the Kerry tourist trail and part of Ireland's magical & unspoiled area, which has drawn tourists for hundreds of years and is part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Its stunning beauty is unquestionable and it is a natural hub for outdoor activities, including golf, water sports, cycling, biking , hiking, riding and cycling. It is also renowned as the best fishing for bass, carp, pollack, conger eel, cod, flounder, wrasse, mullet, mackerel & tuna in freshwater rivers for salmon & trout.
The Ring of Kerry is above all a paradise for photographers-wildlife river, coastal and forest-beautiful scenery that shifts as the light dances to the rhythm of the incoming Atlantic weather.
Murphy's Farmhouse is in the ideal location for a Golf Trip, within a 30 minute drive from Kerry's finest golf courses including the Dooks, Ballybunion Golf Club, Tralee Golf Club, Waterville Golf Links, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, Dingle's Ceann Sibeal and more!
The Gap Of Dunloe
The stunning Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass carved by Glacial Ice, it offers amazing views of hills, valleys and lakes. One of Killarney’s most iconic attractions, visitors flock each year due to its geological significance, a wealth of legends, and potential for hiking and climbing.
Dingle is a bustling small fishing town located on the Atlantic about half an hour away from Murphy's Farmohouse, and is a tourist favourite during the summer months.
Dingle offers a range of activities for everyone, including Boat trips on the Atlantic or to the Skellig Isles, an Aquarium, along with fantastic fresh seafood, restaurants and pubs.