Canoeing & Kayaking

Being in such close proximity to the lakes and rivers of Killarney, as well as a 30 minute drive to the beach, kayaking is a year round activity for locals and tourists alike. There a a number of guiding companies in the area who can take you out for full or half days.

Make an easy start by kayaking the Lakes of Killarney from Ross Castle, passing the copper mines and the secluded 6th century monastery on Inisfallen island, just a short trip out from Ross, on Loch Léin. Keep in mind that if you wish to kayak the Lakes of Killarney using your own boat, you must obtain a permit from the Park Rangers in advance. Your kayak or canoe will also need to be power washed in advance of receiving your permit. This is in an effort to keep the lakes free from from the threat of the invasive Zebra mussel.

For more experienced paddlers rivers such as the Flesk and Caragh provide white water outings after heavy rains and offer the highest grades… for only the most skilled practitioners!

Beyond the immediate area, Dingle has some splendid sea-kayaking where you can explore the many sea caves and wildlife the area has to offer. An evening of sunset kayaking is a trip to remember. For more information see Irish Adventures.

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