About this listing
This is a new property ( Mar 2017) to the Airbnb site. We had such success with Kileen Cottage that we decided to let O'Mahonys Cottage also. Mahonys & Kileen Cottages are semi-detached.
My place is close to Town centre and the National Park. You’ll love my place because of the neighbourhood is private and is adjacent to the National Park. The location is ideal.
Killarney --- the heart of Kerry,
When you think of Ireland, you may think of rolling green hills and meadows spanning as far as the eye can see. You may expect rocky cliffs bordering along raging seas. Small towns seemingly consisting of one main road, a two-lane road at that, passing by quaint stone churches, tiny pubs and stone cottages with flowerboxes overflowing with colour, even on rain-filled days. You may imagine fields filled with sheep, tiny roads that can occupy even tinier cars, and Irish music filling the air with song. And except for the Irish music wafting about everywhere you go, all you expect of Ireland would not be a figment of your imagination, but an actual sense of what you'll encounter during your vacation to the Irish countryside and coasts. Come see what Ireland has to offer!
Mahonys Cottage is located on the edge of the beautiful National Park, close to the beautiful Killarney lakes with the Purple Mountains looming on the opposite side.
From Mahonys Cottage it is only a short drive to a lot of Kerry and Killarney’s treasures including the Gap of Dunloe, Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, Valentia Island, Dingle Peninsula, Beara Peninsula, Killorglin Town and the breath taking Inch beach.
Killarney National Park
Ireland's first National Park lies to the south and west of Killarney town at the foot of Ireland's highest mountain range, The MacGillycuddy's Reeks. Killarney National Park contains the most extensive areas of natural woodland remaining in Ireland.
The park today covers an area of over 26,000 acres with numerous walking trails. The park also boasts the three world famous Lakes of Killarney.
A traditional feature of Killarney is its jaunting cars which are available for hire in the town and at other locations adjoining the National Park. During your stay in Killarney you can enjoy the many walking trails in the National Park and don't forget your camera as you might get the opportunity to photograph some rare red deer.
Muckross House and Gardens
The focal point of the National Park and a major tourist attraction in the area is Muckross House, gardens and farms. Dating from 1843 it is a former private residence where you can view the children's toys, the famous Killarney furniture of the library & drawing room & the famous specially prepared bedroom where Queen Victoria slept during her visit in 1861.
At Muckross Traditional Farms you are invited to take a stroll down memory lane, to a time before the advent of electricity when all work was carried out using traditional methods. Meet and chat with the farmers and their wives as they go about their daily work in the houses, on the land, and with the animals. Visitors can also enjoy a trip aboard the Muckross Vintage Coach which circulates the farms.
Gap of Dunloe
The Gap of Dunloe is one of the most stunningly beautiful parts of County Kerry and indeed Ireland. Stretching through the MacGuillicuddy Reeks mountain range, this beautiful glacial valley simply must be experienced to be appreciated.
Guests can be collected from the entrance to the cul de sac, with prior arrangement with the tour company for this memorable trip. The tour begins with a short coach journey to Kate Kearney's Cottage where you can take a jaunting car or go on horseback or walk through the six-mile pass.
Once through the gap, boats are waiting for the homeward journey via the enchanting Upper, Middle & Lower Lakes to historic Ross Castle where coaches await for the journey back to Killarney. This trip lasts most of the day, leaving at 10 am and arriving back at 4.30 pm approx.
Walking and Hiking
Roam through deserted countryside, get off the beaten track and let your imagination loose amongst luscious green hills and heather-coated Kerry mountains.
We are happy to recommend one of the many designated walking paths in the area; everything from a hike up Ireland's highest mountain to a gentle stroll through Killarney's National Park.
Killarney is one of Ireland's top tourist destinations and is well known for its excellent shops, restaurants and cosmopolitan appeal. During summer months, the lively on-street musical entertainment complements the meandering of tourists and locals alike. On bright evenings one can browse in a bookstore, admire art, or savour the delights of homemade ice cream or a finely prepared lobster.
Boating and Fishing
Fishing on the lakes can be arranged from Ross Castle. The approximate cost is €100 per boat (max 3 + gillie per boat) for 2 hours of fishing, with all equipment/tackle and tuition provided. Alternatively drop a line for Brown Trout and Salmon in the River Laune which flows from Killorglin. or you can simply while away a few hours by yourself, the silence only disturbed by the sound of the flowing river.
For those feeling a little adventurous, why not take a 1, 2 or 3 hour guided trek through the National Park which may be arranged with Killarney Riding Stables.
Book a round at one of Ireland's leading golf courses – Killarney Golf Course. Mahonys Cottage is located adjacent to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, the venue for the 2010 & 2001 Irish Open, and with plenty of golf courses in close proximity you will have a truly memorable golfing holiday in County Kerry, Ireland.
Golfers will always seek out the best destinations and Ireland is a haven for golfers, being home to 40 of the world's 150 links courses and some of the world's oldest established parkland courses. The South West of Ireland is now recognised as one of the most popular golf destinations in the world, offering the best combination of world-class links courses such as Lahinch, Ballybunion, Tralee, Dingle, Dooks, Old Head and Waterville and traditional parkland courses of Killarney and the Ring of Kerry.
Book your stay at The Mahonys Cottage. The following golf courses in county Kerry offer the perfect menu to plan your ideal and memorable golfing holiday in Kerry, Ireland:
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Adjacent to the cottage), offering 2 Championship Courses:
Killeen 18 Hole - Par 72 - Home of 2 Irish Opens and set to host the 2010 Irish Open
Mahonys 18 Hole - Par 72
Ross Golf Club (4m) offering a 9 Hole championship standard course set against the background of the Mountains.
Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club (26m) Majestic Links course overlooking Kenmare 18 Hole/Par 71
Tralee Golf Club (28m) Links course designed by Arnold Palmer with Atlantic views 18 Hole links /Par 71
Waterville (46m) Favourite of Tiger Woods, Mark O'Meara and the late Payne Stewart 18 hole links course/Par 72
Ballybunion (48m) Links course a favourite of Tom Watson, Bill Clinton & Robert Trent Jones - 2 Championship Courses/Course 1: 18 Hole/Par 71/Course 2: 18 Hole Par 72
Ceann Sibeal - Dingle (45 miles) 18 Hole Links course nestled on the edge of Ireland's dramatic southwest coastline
Lahinch, Co Clare (79m) 18 Hole Links course partially designed by Tom Morris
Old Head, Co Cork (127m), 18 Hole Par 72 Links course which juts out over 2m into the Atlantic offering spectacular scenery
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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My name is Carmel, I am married to Jim and we have three beautiful children. They are all young men now. We love to visit our boys who have lived in various countries. So far we have visited them in Australia, Texas, Scotland, Dubai and England.
I am the youngest of 14 children. There are 13 remaining and we all live in Ireland. We managed to meet some of my cousins, whose ancestors emigrated in the 1880's to Australia, during our visit there. I also have cousins in the USA but haven't managed yet to track them down.
Jim and I have been living in Killarney for 35 years and we love it here. We are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place. We like to walk, hike and jog. We also play golf when we get time.
Jim and the boys are passionate followers of Irish rugby and Gaelic football.
We have a very special member of our family called "Smokie". She is a crossbreed between a labrador and a collie. As she is 6 years old she keeps us busy.