Aghadoe, situated just over 2 miles from Killarney, overlooks the famous Lakeland. It provides perhaps the finest panorama of all the Killarney District, but also contains the ruins of an old church and round tower.

St Finan first founded a monastery here in the 7th century, but most of the remaining ruins date back to the 12th century. Of these, an Ogham stone is cemented into the south wall of chancel.


  Killarney has been the inspiration of poets and painters over the centuries. This paradise of beauty containing three main lakes studded with islands and having on its eastern shore the historic Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle, ancestral home of the Chieftain O'Donoghue. The wooded peninsula of Muckross separates the upper and lower lakes with Brickeen Bridge and Dinis Island full of sub-tropical vegetation.

Added to the beauty of the main lakes are many other little lakes set in the folds of the mountains and numerous picturesque cascades such as Torc Waterfall and O'Sullivan's Cascade. The mountains beloved of the climber include Carrantouhill (1050 meters) Ireland highest peak, Mangerton, Ireland's third highest, Tomies and Torc.

Killarney is the ideal base for exploring the beautiful Southwest with some of the following recommended trips; Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Glengarrif, Garnish Island and Bantry Bay