Posts Tagged ‘Killarney Breaks’
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
Enjoy a last minute Summer getaway break with our Last of the Summer Wine special offer available from 25th – 27th August, €245.00 per person sharing:
- Enjoy three nights accommodation in a Classic Bedroom
- Delicious breakfast each morning
- A four course evening meal in our award winning Garden Room Restaurant
- A main course special in our Killarney Wine Rooms with a glass of wine, specially selected by our Sommelier.
- Complimentary access to our leisure facilities are also included in our rate.
Click here to book online or call Aine or Katarina today on 064 6638000, this offer is subject to availability.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Video compliments of Failte Ireland
The Ring of Kerry Story
Out at the very edge of Europe, on South West Ireland’s wild Atlantic seaboard, the Ring of Kerry circles the Iveragh Peninsula. The Ring is one of Ireland’s best-known attractions. And with good reason, for it takes visitors through magnificent natural beauty. But it’s the lovely contrast between the warmth of the people and the elemental nature of the place that makes it so special, and worth slowing down to explore.
There’s the human scale of small towns, little villages and straid bhaile (tiny settlements) linked by the Ring, with a long history of welcoming visitors. Then there’s the scale of nature,across the Ring: at Iveragh’s heart is Ireland’s highest mountain range and highest peak, Corrán Tuathail – part of an ancient glacial landscape that ranks among the best in Europe. Inland, the Ring crosses Killarney National Park – with heart-stopping views of lakes and peaks, waterfalls, ancient woods of oak and yew, and Ireland’s only herd of wild native red deer. Rare white-tailed sea eagles drift overhead. To the west, seals ‘pup’ in sheltered Kenmare Bay. And on the shores of Valentia Island are the Tetrapod tracks – the earliest fossil footprints in the world.
Further west still, out to sea, is an extraordinary, far-flung place of pilgrimage: Skellig Michael – one of the wonders of the world. 1300 years ago, early Christian monks built a remarkable hermitage at the top of this jagged ocean crag – then at the furthest limits of the known world. This mysterious and awe-inspiring place – described by George Bernard Shaw as “part of our dream world” – is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. It can be reached (for a sometimes life-changing visit) by the adventurous on a small boat, only when the weather allows.
You can “do the Ring” within a day. But the Ring will truly reveal itself if you take the time to lose yourself down byways, to stand wind-buffeted on clifftops, to watch the cloudshadows on distant mountains, to sit by a peat fire in a local pub, to wander on wide sandy beaches, to stride out on the long-distance Kerry Way, to taste the local soda bread and fresh seafood, to soak up the traditional music, the ancient history, the stories, the gaeilge … These are the things that make memories. Iveragh and the Ring have a way of putting things into perspective. Of reminding us of how small we are … in a good way. Of soothing the mind and touching the soul. At the Edge of the World.
The Malton, located in Killarney town centre, and just minutes drive from the starting point of the Ring of Kerry route, is the ideal hotel base for you to discover the Majestic Ring of Kerry. Our Concierge can book you on a scheduled daily coach tour of the Ring of Kerry or provide maps and “must see” places of interest along the way if you wish to drive. ”The Ring”, (110 miles/177 kms in distance), is a fabulous and unforgettable day trip to add to your itinerary. To check our availability and special offers click here or call us today + 353 64 6638000.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
A February Mid Term Family Break at The Malton, in the heart of Killarney, is the perfect opportunity to relax and spend some quality time together as a Family, we have some wonderful midweek packages to choose from:
2 Night Mid Term Package – 2 nights Bed & Breakfast, 1 Evening Meal at €139 per adult sharing, €70 per child in separate/interconnecting rooms, (based on 2 Adults and 2 Children).
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
Whilst staying at The Malton, why not get out and explore all that Killarney has to offer?! With activities for every level of fitmess, our outdoor adventure partner Nathan Kingerlee has something to suit all ages. Booking in advance is essential as places on each of the adventure courses are limited. Whether you are staying midweek or weekend, Nathan and his expert team of outdoor enthusiasts can offer a host of activities to ensure your holiday is action packed!
BANK HOLIDAY ADVENTURE BREAKS
Choose from hiking secluded trails on the Kerry Way, climbing Carrauntoohil; Ireland’s highest mountain, exploring the lakes of Killarney by Kayak; paddling down gently flowing rivers, or climbing the ice carved Gap of Dunloe.
June, July, August, and Hallowe’en Bank Holidays. Prices from €50 per person per day.
Easy Half Day Distance 3km Ascent Flat
Time: 3 hours. Price: €50 per person, 3 person minimum.
Begin with a guided tour of 15th Century Ross Castle, one of the last Irish strongholds to fall to Cromwell. Then, enjoy a leisurely stroll on good trails through ancient oak and yew woods, overlooking the limestone islands of Lough Leane, Bronze Age copper mines, and the ruined abbey on Innisfallen Island.
Easy Full Day Distance 11km Ascent Flat
Time: 4 hours. Price:€50 per person, 4 person minimum.
Hike around the deep glaciated Muckross Lake on paved trails, past spectacular Torc Waterfall, through the vibrant Muckross Gardens to finish at 18th Century Muckross House, with a coffee and a cake from the delicious coffee and craft shop.
Moderate Full Day. Distance 11km. Ascent 400m
Time: 5 hours. Price: €50 per person. 4 person minimum.
Explore the Old Kenmare Road, an ancient coach road and now part of the Kerry Way. Meander along a narrow trail through the oak woods of Killarney National Park, past ruined famine cottages and overgrown potato fields. Descend down beside Torc Waterfall and finish at Victorian Muckross House.
Difficult Full Day. Distance 11km. Ascent 1031km
Time:6 hours. Price:€50 per person. 4 person minimum.
Climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain. Follow a narrow steep path through glaciated lake-filled corries and along rocky ridges to enjoy the breathtaking views from the highest summit in Ireland!
Rock Climb and Abseil on warm sandstone cliffs in the ice-carved Gap of Dunloe. Enfoy the fun and excitement of reaching for a rock handhold, manoeuvering your body up a cliff or abseiling to the ground.
Half Day. Time: 3 hours. €50 per person. 3 person minimum.
Full Day. Time: 6 hours. €75 per person. 4 person minimum.
Time: 3 hours. Price: €50 per person. 3 person minimum.
Following flocks of graceful swans, paddle past prison Island, land on the wooded shores of Innisfallen Island to stretch your legs while exploring the ruined abbey.
Time: 6 hours. Price: €75 per person. 4 person minimum.
Launching at the shores of 15th Century Ross Castle, paddle across the lakes of Killarney exploring wooded islands, limestone caves and secluded inlets. Stop for a picnic lunch on a rocky beach beside Bronze Agecopper mines and land on Innisfallen Island to explore the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey.
For more information or to book accommodation, please call 064 38004.