Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa Resort is nestled in the Kerry Mountains overlooking the Lakes of Killarney, lying in the heart of the Kingdom of Kerry.
One of the distinguishing features of Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa is our unsurpassed level of personal service. “Our world combines the luxury of contemporary comfort with the warmth of Irish hospitality. Our heritage is our love of life, our focus is sharing it. Welcome to the heart of the kingdom.” We believe that every member of the staff in Aghadoe plays an equal part in making our customers feel welcome and at home, delivering first class thoughtful service that guests will remember and want to return.
As one of the country’s finest Five Star hotels, the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa is highly appreciative of the industry recognition our luxury hotel, service, spa and restaurant has received over the years.
The world’s longest defined coastal touring route and it runs right past our doorstep. Aghadoes Heights is the perfect choice for your luxury accommodation in Killarney. You will be able enjoy these breathing views each day of your stay.
Luxury 5 Star Resort
3,000 square foot Penthouse Suite, Spa Facilities, Indoor Heated Pool *Children must be supervised at all times *Guests with reduced mobility please enquire with the hotel for details, Outdoor Tennis Court, Gym Facilities, Complimentary WiFi, Complimentary Parking, Fine and Casual Dining, Family and Interconnecting Rooms, Located on Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way, Meeting and Conference Facilities, Media Room, Hair Salon on site - Advance Appointments Necessary - Contact Reception.
Even before Christianity, Aghadoe was viewed as a special, spiritual place. The Paps Mountains, visible from the hotel, were called ‘Dhá Chíoch Danu’ in Gaelic, which means ‘the two breasts of Danu’. This was the name of the Celtic female goddess, who was regarded as the mother of the gods. The first inhabitants of Ireland, the ‘Tuatha Dé Danann’, were named after her.
The Celts didn’t see their splendid landscape as just a fine view. They were deeply religious, and these woods, mountains and lakes were loaded with magical and mysterious significance. They represented messages of life and fertility, with the Paps’ two breast-shaped hills interpreted as symbols of female power.
These people also associated the area west of Ireland with death and ‘the other world’. Indeed native Gaelic speakers still say today that someone has ‘gone west’ if they have died.
The first reference to Aghadoe, – or ‘Achadh dá eo’ in Gaelic, meaning ‘the field of two yew trees’ – is thought to appear in a poem ascribed to Oisín. He was the son of Finn MacCool, who led a band of warriors called the Fianna – Ireland’s protectors from foreign invasion in the years just after Christ’s birth.
The first known Christian settlement was established at Aghadoe in the fifth century, probably by St Abban, a missionary of St Patrick’s. Two centuries later, St Finian is thought to have created a monastic centre at Aghadoe and on Innisfallen Island below, which were linked by a causeway.
The Annals of Innisfallen, which is a history of Ireland written between 900 and 1300 AD, refers to Aghadoe from 938AD. A reference in the ‘Calendar of Oengus’ refers to ‘Achade deo’ as a place for expelling demons.
Aghadoe overlooks Lough Lein, which was called the ‘lake of learning’ because it was a major educational centre attracting pupils from all over Europe between 900 and 1000AD. Lough Lein and the surrounding area plays a pivotal role in Irish mythology; in one of its greatest stories, Oisín and Niamh ‘went west’ from Lough Lein over the mountains to Tír na N-og, ‘the land of eternal youth’.
By marrying home and hotel, architects and designers created a luxurious and glamorous property, while ensuring it remained an integral part of the rich, local heritage.
From 1999 to 2003 approximately Euro 8 million was spent extending and renovating the property to the highest international standards in a way that would suit the stunning natural surroundings.
The ethos that the genuine ‘Irish welcome’ is at the cornerstone of the country’s hospitality, and that this is what sets the hotel apart from its European counterparts. The long-standing staff members were a key part of this.
In 1998, Burke-Kennedy Doyle Architects were engaged to refurbish the hotel. Their brief was to open up the public areas of the hotel and elevate the image of the hotel to that of a modern, high class, five-star facility, whilst providing airy interiors with a ‘colonial’ feel.
As well as upgrading the public spaces, the refurbishment included a new floor of 24 executive suites. Adding balconies and large windows maximised the fantastic views of the lakes and MacGillycudday Reeks, while the new double height entrance and stone porte cochere provided a focus for arriving guests. In addition, the dining area was extended and the conference facilities doubled.
A second stage of works was begun in October 2003. It was completed a year later with the grand opening of the exciting new 10,000sq ft Resort Spa, the fantastic two-bedroom penthouse suite and 24 extra studio suites, each measuring 650 sq ft and kitted out luxuriously with the very latest in modern technology.
The spa and suites were built in a new extension using the same materials of cut limestone and white plaster as the original building, helping it to become a seamless addition to the hotel. This has helped to preserve the crisp, modern, dynamic image of the property and maintain the sensitive scale of the existing building.
The Spa was Ireland’s first Aveda Concept Resort Spa and with its innovative thermal suite, treatment rooms, heated loungers, calming relaxation area and eye-catching stream, enhanced the experience of hotel guests, whilst at the same time positioning the hotel to benefit from the rapid growth in ‘wellness travel’. July 2013, The Spa at Aghadoe Heights Hotel launched Irish product VOYA Organic Beauty from the Sea. VOYA comes from a 300 year old tradition based on the natural benefits derived from Irish seaweed. VOYA uses organic certified wild hand-harvested seaweed which is 100% Irish. The Spa at Aghadoe Heights Hotel now offers a full range of VOYA Organic Treatments from facials, exfoliations, wraps, massage and rituals, along with a relaxation area and extensive thermal suite.
The fabulous penthouse suite is the perfect celebrity hideout. Measuring an amazing 3,000 sq ft, it enjoys 360◦ breathtaking views. Inside, the suite consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge, dining room, business centre, bar and kitchen. Outside is a terrace with outdoor hot tub, the perfect place to sip a glass of champagne while watching the sun set over the lakes and mountains.
The new, improved hotel reflects both the great cultural and contemporary history of Ireland and the owners’ calming modern vision. The homely feel is enhanced by an intimate lobby with friendly staff to greet you on arrival and the crackle of a real fire. The Heights Lounge offers spectacular views of the lakes, while the Terrace Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a fine whiskey, wine or cocktail. The Lake Room is an award-winning fine dining restaurant where our talented chefs use fresh local produce to create exceptional dishes with an eclectic European flavour.
Each of the 74 suites and rooms offers a breathtaking view – either of the hotel gardens, the rolling Kerry countryside or the magical lakes and mountains. Ideal for business or pleasure, each room provides the latest in modern technology, as well as every creature comfort – including oversized bathrooms with separate bath and shower, a special feature at Aghadoe.
Aside from the spa, other health facilities are also on offer at the hotel. The centrepiece of the Health Club is the indoor heated pool with waterfall and adjacent Jacuzzi.
For those who want to mix business with pleasure, the hotel offers two meeting rooms and a business centre. Throw into the mix the delicious cuisine, excellent service and pampering opportunities and Aghadoe becomes the perfect choice for any occasion.
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SHUTTLE, AIRPORT & RAIL
Guests can avail of our Complimentary shuttle pick-up from Kerry Airport, Killarney Station & into Killarney town with prior arrangement. Airports that service Killarney include Kerry, Cork & Shannon. Irish Rail offer regular scheduled services to Killarney from Cork, Dublin and Limerick
DIRECTIONS FROM KILLARNEY TOWN
When leaving Killarney town take N22 heading towards Tralee. At roundabout take third exit. Drive half a mile & take the first left up the hill. At the top of the hill, take the first left and drive for one mile. The Hotel is on the right after the church ruins.
Allow us to welcome you to the unsurpassed luxury of The Spa at Aghadoe Heights and awaken your senses to Ireland’s premier spa resort, a sanctuary of peace and tranquility.
This hideaway haven has won numerous accolades, both in Ireland and internationally. The team of intuitive award-winning therapists can advise on the perfect way to de-stress and recharge mind and body.
Let the experts guide you through a carefully selected treatment menu – from facials, massages, scrubs and wraps to holistic reflexology and treatment enhancements.
Resting on a hilltop overlooking the magnificent splendour of Lough Leane Aghadoe is a special and spiritual place. The Spa at Aghadoe Heights has been designed to harness the power of this tranquility and draws inspiration from the breathtaking beauty that surrounds it.
Using natural slate, cascading water and a palette of colours inspired by wild Irish flowers and grasses, The Spa at Aghadoe has created a refuge from everyday life, a space to rediscover yourself.
BRID MORIARTY: SPA THERAPIST.
Brid has been part of the Spa team here in Aghadoe Heights for the past ten years. Brid is one of our most experienced therapists and is qualified in all aspects of beauty therapy. She has a particular flair for facials and skincare advise, giving great advice on facials to suit the client’s needs and the perfect homecare routine for each client to follow after their visit to the Spa.
YVETTE RYAN: SPA THERAPIST.
Yvette joined the team and has been on the journey with us here at Aghadoe for over 9 years. Yvette is a local Killarney lady with a huge passion and love for the area and excels in delivering the service in what really makes Aghadoe so special. She is a professional to the fingertips and has a genuine love for her work. She is softly spoken yet her energy and enthusiasm is evident in every treatment she delivers. She is a qualified beauty and body therapist and has also been trained and accredited by the American and Irish Cancer society to deliver our Wellness for Life treatments for guests who are going through cancer treatment or recovering from the adverse effects.
AINE YOUNG: SPA THERAPIST.
Aine joined the team in the Spa 6 years ago and has become a very popular therapist with our guests. Aine specialises in holistic treatments such as Indian head massage and Reflexology and is a very skilled massage therapist as well as being a qualified beauty therapist. Aine has a very warm and caring approach with her clients and excels in delivering great customer care. Aine ensures a detailed consultation is done with all of her clients before delivering a treatment that meets the needs and requirements of each individual client.
GEORGINA DEMPSEY: SPA THERAPIST.
Georgina joined the team and has been on the journey with us here at Aghadoe since 2007. Georgina is a very holistic therapist, although she is qualified in both beauty and body treatments her passion lies with the latter. Since she began in Aghadoe she has furthered her skills and completed courses in Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. Through her passion and expertise, she has built up a loyal and regular clientele, who truly enjoy the excellent care and professional advice she gives to them.
CLAIRE ALLEN: HEAD RECEPTIONIST.
Claire has been part of the Spa team for the past 2 years and is on hand each day to greet our spa guests with her warm and welcoming personality. Her presence as well as her expertise further strengthens our guests experience.
Time stands still as you enter our Thermal Suite. Experience intense relaxation in heated cabins and multi-sensory showers. The heated mosaic loungers will penetrate the muscles of your shoulders, back and legs and transport you to a different world.
Renew your senses in Ireland’s finest Thermal Suite. Experience intense relaxation in the heated cabins and multi sensory showers, stretch out on the heated mosaic loungers designed to penetrate the muscles of your shoulders, back and legs.
There are four different heat cabins in the Thermal Suite. The dry warm air of the Laconium is an ideal introduction to the Thermal Suite while the gentle flow of steam in the Hammam is mingled with aromatic scents.
The third cabin features the tradition dry air of the Rock Sauna while the delicate steam of Aroma Grotto is beneficial for hair and skin.
Punctuate your visit to the cabins with a visit to the Tropical Rain Shower, Aghadoe Hill Mist Shower and Dulgue shower for a multi sensory experience that cools and refreshes the body.
Aromatic scents, Relaxation in heated cabins, Multi-sensory showers.
A discreet venue for small conferences and meetings with inspirational views and impeccable standards. Choose from three very unique rooms, all offering ample natural daylight and temperature control.
Special events are a specialty at Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa. Each one is unique and each is planned with precision and dedication. Ideal for celebratory dinners, fashion shows and larger-scale events, The Lake Room offers fine dining selected from our seasonal menu for up to 180 guests with any additional audio visual easily accessible.
For an entirely different atmosphere, The Penthouse brings another style of exclusivity. Themed nights, intimate dinners or corporate gatherings are customized entirely to suit your desires. Avail of the best quality events and conference venues Killarney has to offer at the luxurious Aghadoe Heights Hotel.
Ideal facilities, setting and support for your executive meeting needs
The Executive Boardroom can comfortably seat up to 14 delegates with a cherry wood boardroom table and leather reclining chairs. The room offers an abundance of natural light and private access.
Our boardroom is the ideal venue for any off site senior management meetings, training sessions or presentations. With full AV and conference facilities available on request our event planning team will ensure your visit to Aghadoe Heights exceeds all expectations.
Complimentary WiFi, Air conditioning, Blackout blinds, Full length wall of natural daylight, 4x double power outlets, 2x ISDN sockets & phone, Exit with ramp.
The Garden Room is the largest meeting room in the Aghadoe Heights Resort and offers an airy comfortable environment for larger groups.
Flooded with daylight and with panoramic vistas, The Garden Room at Aghadoe Heights Resort and Spa offers up to 120 delegates the most spacious and comfortable surroundings.
Complete with broadband, air conditioning and an option to divide the space in two, The Garden Room can be customized to accommodate every form of business or private event. Let our planning team assist with lunches, breaks and any further entertainment to get the most from your working time away. As a very highly sought after conference hotel Kerry Ireland, Aghadoe Heights will make all your meetings and events a success.
Air conditioning, Complimentary WiFi, Blackout Blinds, 42" LCDScreen, Built-in Projector with 7ft Screen, Full Length Wall of natural daylight, 5x double power outlets & 8x ISDN Sockets, Private Balcony.
For a unique and inspiring corporate event or meeting.
The Penthouse at the Aghadoe Heights Resort and Spa is an ideal venue for corporate meeting. With wall-to-ceiling windows looking out on to uninterrupted views of the mountains and Lakes of Killarney, the stunning fifth floor 3,000 sq ft Penthouse offers the ultimate privacy and luxury.
The large central multi-functional space offers the perfect venue for board meetings, entertaining, exhibitions and celebrations. It can seat up to 22 delegates.
8ft in-room cinema screen, Blackout blinds, Private lift access & restrooms, Large open plan break-out area, Full bar & kitchen, Wrap around terrace with plasma screen, Bedroom accommodation.
For a complete change of scene and to maximize 'away' opportunities, Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa offers a comprehensive selection of options for business groups
Our planners can help with everything from formal boardrooms to dining options and from outdoor activates to team building packages. Whether meeting, motivating or incentivising, Aghadoe is available for private hire for up to 165 delegates. Let our team work with yours to prepare the most rewarding itinerary possible.
The five-star facilities belong completely to your group’ to make business productive and pleasurable.
TAILORED CORPORATE EVENTS
Event Planning, Team building activities, Cater for 165 delegates, Stay and meet packages.
Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa, Killarney’s foremost five star hotel, offers the perfect venue for all of your corporate and incentive needs.
Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa is a spectacular venue for conferences, meetings and incentive trips. The beautiful 74 bedroom luxury hotel offers the warmest hospitality in partnership with unparalleled views and impeccable standards.
Bespoke events are a speciality at Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa. Each one is unique and each is planned with precision and dedication. The Lake Room offers fine dining selected from our seasonal menu for up to 180 guests with any additional audio visual equipment easily accessible.
The Garden Room seats up to 120 delegates and offers a large expanse of natural daylight, temperature control, mood lighting, projection facilities and private balcony. Smaller rooms are also available.
For an entirely different atmosphere, the 3,000 square foot Penthouse Suite brings another style of exclusivity to any event. Themed nights, private banquets and corporate gatherings can be customized entirely to suit your desires.
Guests can also make use of the award winning 10,000 square foot Spa which offers unique body and beauty treatments, each one encouraging regeneration and rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul.
Our dedicated team will be delighted to assist with any enquiries or queries.
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Overlooking the Lakes of Killarney, the five star Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa provides a magical backdrop for all romantic celebrations from weddings and civil ceremonies to vow renewals.
At Aghadoe Heights we understand that everyone’s special day is different and that is why we pride ourselves on creating truly bespoke weddings.
Wedding couples can choose a venue in the hotel that will be just right for their special day.
Small intimate Penthouse weddings can host up to 50 guests. Medium size Garden Room weddings are a comfortable option for up to 80 guests. While exclusive use of the hotel allows for up to 195 guests and the hotel is closed to the public and becomes your home for the night.
Each celebration is designed with the care and attention to detail that only the Aghadoe Heights team can offer. We work with you to create a unique day, tailored in every way to suit your needs and those of your guests. Our wedding coordinator will be on hand to help you create a day to treasure. Your dream wedding is just a call away.
Pre and post-wedding dinners, lunches, barbecue celebrations, buffets and other activities can be arranged on request to ensure a truly unique bespoke experience for you and your guests.
FROM US TO YOU…
Perfect backdrop for your wedding portraits, Personal consultation with our Wedding Planner, The Penthouse Suite for your wedding night*, Red carpet welcome and welcome drink for Bride and Groom, Cake stand and antique wedding knife, Mirror table arrangements, candles and flowers, White linens, Champagne Breakfast in Bridal Suite the following morning, Microphone and PA system, €100 Spa voucher for the wedding couple*Complimentary bottle of Champagne in the Bridal Suite on your wedding night, Complimentary use of The Thermal Suite for Bride and Groom , Complimentary wedding menu tasting for Bride and Groom*, Complimentary tea and coffee during the drinks reception, Complimentary mini facial, nail file and polish for the Bride*, Complimentary 1st anniversary overnight stay*.
*Dependent on a minimum number of rooms being booked
At Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa, we understand that everyone’s perfect day is different, unique and filled with those magical touches that make for lifetime memories.
Among our popular hotel venues is the contemporary glass-walled Garden Room which comfortably caters for up to 80 guests, offering private access from the entrance lobby, an extensive balcony and full bar facilities. No guest rooms need to be booked in conjunction with this venue.
Garden Room Wedding Package
The Garden Room is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding. It has its own private access as you enter the hotel and this banqueting suite is transformed into a beautiful soft setting for your wedding day. The Garden Room can seat up to 80 guests maximum for a wedding banquet and with a few simple table adjustments after dinner, a dance floor is created for you and your guests to enjoy for the rest of the evening.
There is a full bar inside the Garden Room and a private balcony for those who wish to step outside.
Drinks Reception will take place in our Terrace Cocktail Bar overlooking the Lakes of Killarney which extends out onto our patio area and gardens to the front of the Hotel offering a wonderful and romantic backdrop for your wedding portraits.
PACKAGE TO INCLUDE:
Canapes on arrival – Chefs choice of 3 canapes offered during drinks reception, Tea/Coffee and Homemade Treats for all guests on arrival, Seasonal cocktail per guest on arrival, Four Course Dinner Menu, Half Bottle of House Wine per person with dinner, Evening Food, Pre or Post Entertainment- Piano Player to play during drinks reception OR a DJ to play for post dinner entertainment, Ivory/White chair covers with Sash and Backdrop with Fairy lights, Favourable rates extended to the wedding party on night of wedding.
WITH OUR COMPLIMENTS:
Red Carpet on Arrival, Personalised Menus and Table Plans, Wedding Menu Tasting for Bride & Groom, Accommodation in Luxurious Bridal Suite on the wedding night, Floral arrangements per table for your reception.
PRICE €5,500.00 + 10% SERVICE CHARGE
This Package is valid all year round and based on a minimum of 50 people in the Wedding Party. Additional guest @ €89.00 per person. Terms & Conditions will apply.
Unique in every way…with every detail tailored to your needs
Couples can celebrate with an intimate gathering in the fifth floor Penthouse. Make this exclusive 3000sq foot, two bedroom suite your personal space, a home away from home. Entertain your guests in style, and use the expansive terrace over looking the Lakes of Killarney as the perfect background to your wedding portraits, a sunny setting for your ceremony and wedding meal or an impressive location for your cocktail reception.
The Penthouse is an approved licenced venue for civil and humanist ceremonies, memorable blessings and vow renewals.
PACKAGE TO INCLUDE:
Cater for 15-50 guests, Own private access as you enter the hotel, Red carpet welcome and welcome drink for Bride and Groom, Complimentary tea and coffee during the drinks reception, Cake stand and antique wedding knife, Mirror table arrangements, candles and flowers.
The five star resort hotel,overlooking the Lakes of Killarney in the heart of the kingdom of Kerry becomes your home, and we become the family you enlist to support and help.
Transform the entire hotel into your exclusive wedding venue. Recommended for weddings of up to 195 guests this option allows couples to take private use of the hotel and all the facilities as well as taking the luxurious Penthouse as the Bridal Suite.
Enjoy a wedding banquet in the open plan elegance of The Lake Room Restaurant overlooking the world famous Killarney lakes and after dinner your guests will be invited to move into the chic surrounds of The Heights Piano Lounge, where there is ample space for a band, DJ and dance floor.
As the hotel will be closed to the public, our wedding co-ordinator will advise you on a minimum number of bedrooms that will need to be reserved for the night.
More from us to you with our compliments…
Bottle of House Champagne in the Bridal Suite on your wedding night, Use of The Thermal Suite for Bride and Groom, Wedding menu tasting for Bride and Groom, Mini facial, nail file and polish for the Bride*, Complimentary 1st anniversary overnight stay, Luxurious Bridal Suite for your wedding night, Champagne Breakfast in Bridal Suite the following morning.
*Dependent on a minimum number of rooms being booked
The Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa is veritable home from home for the travelling golfer, offering every comfort and amenity possible to ensure a memorable trip.
The hotel provides an ideal base to access the impressive Links and Parkland courses of the South West of Ireland, with a landing pad on site to allow for private helicopter transfers to courses further afield.
The hotel is located directly above Killarney Golf & Fishing Club and its all-weather driving range. The club offers two beautiful parkland courses, Killeen and Mahony’s Point, the former playing host to the 2010 & 2011 Irish Open. Within easy access of the hotel are the old favourites – Ballybunion, Waterville, Tralee, Dooks, Dingle and Beaufort. Lahinch and Old Head can also be accessed within approximately 2hours.
Here at the Aghadoe Heights we know just how tough a day on the course can be, that is why we will be waiting on your return with a friendly smile, a dedicated golfer’s drying room and a cold pint of Guinness. Our golfers can look forward to coming home to relax in our comfortable sports bar which screens live sporting events from across the globe.
Assistance with tee times, Complimentary transfers to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (excludes groups), Early breakfast from 5am (advance notice required), Breakfast to go, Golf club and shoe cleaning facility, All weather driving range and practice greens located nearby, Physiotherapy and sports massages can be arranged on site, Assistance with arranging golf lessons.
Boasting over 300 golf courses, it is no wonder that Ireland is home to some of the world’s finest links and parkland courses. Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa, the five star Kerry hotel, is the perfect base for all of your golfing needs.
A golfer’s paradise – allowing equidistant access to an unbelievable selection of championship parkland and links courses. Choosing Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa makes your golfing trip that much easier. Our Concierge Team are happy to assist you with Tee Times and can recommend the best golfing schedule when it comes to logistically fitting your golf time in with the rest of your stay. We also offer “Golfer’s Early Breakfast” or “Breakfast to Go” for those heading off on an early start. A Drying Room is available upon your return for any wet gear as well as club and shoe cleaning services.
Our Terrace Bar screens all of the international Golf Tournaments and is the ideal relaxed setting for a crisp pint of Guinness after a long day on the course.
Recommended Golf Courses in the Area
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Host of 2010 and 2011 Irish Open), Ballybunion (Links), Tralee (Links), Waterville (Links), Dooks (Links), Beaufort (Parkland), Ring of Kerry (Parkland), Kenmare Golf Club (Parkland), Old Head of Kinsale (Parkland), Lahinch (Links).
Closely located to some of Ireland’s most beautiful golf clubs, we offer all of the facilities one would desire on a golf trip. We have recently refurbished many of our bedrooms, creating havens of luxury and comfort overlooking Ireland’s best views. Renowned for our unsurpassed level of service, our passionate team, love nothing more than exceeding guests’ expectations and desires.
Our team will be delighted to assist in creating an ideal golfing package tailored to your needs.
Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa is the ideal home from home during golfing vacations. Located within an easy driving distance from all of Kerry's famous Golf Courses, we offer a fantastic vantage overlooking Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, which hosted the Irish Open in 2010 and 2011.
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club boasts three championship courses, offering golfers three stunning experiences and three genuinely unique challenges. Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Beaufort Golf Club
Often referred to as the hidden gem of golf in the South West the 18 hole Beaufort Golf Club is situated just seven miles from Killarney. Churchtown Beaufort Killarney Co. Kerry Ireland.
Ballybunion Golf Club
Sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Ballybunion Golf Club offers two traditional links golf courses, both unique in character. Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Dooks Golf Links
One of Ireland's Oldest Links Golf Courses Dooks has offered a magical location, breathtaking views and a unique links challenge since 1889. Glenbeigh, Co Kerry, Ireland.
Tralee Golf Club
Designed by Arnold Palmer, Tralee Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the finest links courses in the world, located in one of the most stunning settings. West Barrow, Ardfert, Tralee, Co.Kerry.
Dingle Golf Club
Nestled on the edge of Ireland's dramatic southwest coast, the course at Dingle Golf Links is carved from the natural landscape in one of the most spectacular locations in Europe. Ceann Sibéal, Ballyferriter, Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland.
Lahinch Golf Club
Since its foundation in 1892, Lahinch Golf Club has been widely regarded as one of the finest links golf courses in the world. Be sure to try both The Old Course and The Castle Course. Lahinch, Co. Clare.
Old Head Golf Links
Built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, nine of the 18 holes in the Old Head Links Course are played along the cliff tops and all 18 have stunning views. Kinsale, Co Cork.
Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club
Designed By Eddie Hackett the challenging yet playable Ring of Kerry course boasts panoramic views over Kenmare Bay and one of the most spectacular backdrops in Ireland. Templenoe, Co Kerry.
Waterville Golf Links
Waterville has welcomed golfers for over a century and this beautiful classic links surrounded by teh sea is rated among the top five courses in Ireland. Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
The Aghadoe Heights Hotel prides itself on meeting every requirement of individual golfers and golfing groups with the aim of making every golfing trip to Killarney everything guests hoped for and more.
Assistance with tee time reservations, Golfer’s drying room for wet gear, Complimentary transfers to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (excludes groups), Early breakfast – full breakfast can be served from 5am to facilitate early tee times, Breakfast to go – let our chefs pack a wholesome breakfast for you to take with you, Golf club and shoe cleaning facility, All weather driving range and practice greens located just a short distance from the hotel, Physiotherapy and Sports Massage offered in our Spa at Aghadoe Heights, Assistance with arranging private or couples golf lessons.
25,000 acres of Lakes, Mountains and Parkland. This protected park really is the heart of Killarney. At the centre lies the famous Lakes of Killarney with their banks rising up to Ireland's highest mountain range, The McGillycuddy Reeks.
There are an abundance of walks, trails and cycle paths intertwined throughout the park and every corner turned is a new photo opportunity. There are a number of quaint thatched cottages where explorers can stop for tea and cake (seasonal). Optional extras in the Killarney National Park are Jaunting Car Rides (horse and cart), Boat Trips on the Lakes and Horse Riding.
The largest of a cluster of small islands on the Lakes of Killarney. Boat trips go out daily during the summer months.
It is home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey, one of the most impressive archaeological remains dating from the early Christian period. The monastery was founded in 640 by St Finan the Leper, and was occupied for approximately 850 years.
This is a typical example of a stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle ages. Ross Castle is situated on the lake edge and is estimated to have been built in the 15th Century.
Visitors can take a guided tour of this historic site and also enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Killarney National Park.
...as it's referred to by the locals, this famous all-in-one day trip allows you to see a little bit of everything.
You begin the trip at Kate Kearney’s Cottage (c 1840’s) and travel through a narrow winding road which passes between two mountains; this is known as The Gap of Dunloe. You can choose to do this part of the journey by foot, bicycle, horse-back or horse-cart. You will come to Lord Brandon’s Cottage on the lake edge where most choose to take a short break for a bite to eat. Then let one of the local boatmen take you across the lakes, sharing Irish legends along the way, and you will get off at Ross Castle where you will be collected.
Take a guided tour of this Victorian Manor House, completed in 1843. Muckross House has been carefully preserved and visitors can step back in time as they wander through the ornately decorated rooms and corridors.
Relax outside with a picnic and enjoy the beautifully manicured gardens that surround Muckross House.
The traditional farms are located next to Muckross House. The farms will transport you back to the 1930's.
You’ll become part of this full working farm experience and witness first hand how the daily tasks of thatching, baking and milling were performed before the introduction of electricity. The traditional farms are fully open May to September with limited opening times in March, April and October.
Killarney, home to Ireland's highest mountain range, is an ideal base to do a little rock climbing. We can arrange a guided experience to suit your ability. If you're a beginner we suggest you take part in a basic two day course or we can arrange a one day excursion to get your started. For those with experience...the mountains await you!
A visit to Killarney offers an ideal time to challenge yourself with Ireland's highest mountain. Corran Tuathail stands 1038m (3406ft) high.
The hotel will gladly take care of the arrangements if you’d like to include this in your stay. We recommend and book the best guides and ensure that you have all the necessary equipment to enjoy your climb. A basic level of fitness is required however we will ensure that the guide paces the climb to your comfort.
The hotel has a selection of bikes which are available complimentary to guests who wish to explore the surroundings.
Our Concierge will be happy to discuss cycle routes in the area and recommend places to visit. O’Sullivan’s bike hire also operates a number of outlets in Killarney and guests can choose to hire a bike for a few hours or for a week. There are a number of cycle trails in the Killarney National Park and a day of cycling is a great way to explore the local surroundings.
On Europe’s edge, where Ireland’s green shore meets the majestic Atlantic Ocean, lies the World’s Longest Coastal Touring Route – The Wild Atlantic Way. Explore the secrets of this beautiful coastline from your home at The Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa.
Envisage rolling hills, rugged cliffs, endless ocean and awe-inspiring beaches as you discover a land steeped in the history of thousands of years. The Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 2,500km along the western coast of Ireland. Roam through the romantic beauty of this Isle while sampling some of Ireland’s finest produce, exploring beautiful towns and village, and breathe in sea salt air while becoming captivated by what the West Coast has to offer.
The Kerry section of The Wild Atlantic Way is over 350km in length and boasts some of Ireland’s Top Attractions which include Slea Head, The Blasket Islands, The Ring of Kerry and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Skelligs – a sacred 1,300-year-old place of pilgrimage, rich in history.
KERRY WILD ATLANTIC WAY HIGHLIGHTS
Slea Head, Blasket Islands, Skellig Michael, The Ring of Kerry, Valentia Island, Bray Head.
Combine breakfast with breathtaking views of sunrise over the Lakes of Killarney, take a break from Kerry’s myriad of activities for a delicious relaxed lunch and indulge in elegant afternoon tea with a glass of champagne. As night falls, enjoy an apéritif with friends and savour Kerry’s freshest ingredients and artisan produce in The Lake Room restaurant.
Fine dining, a warm atmosphere, discreet service and phenomenal views are only part of what make dining at The Lake Room such a wonderful experience. A firm favourite amongst guests and locals alike.
Sample the finest in contemporary dining in the stunning Lake Room Restaurant. Recently awarded 2 AA Rosettes in recognition of culinary excellence, with breathtaking views overlooking the world famous Lakes of Killarney, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a superior wine list the Lake Room is a perennial favourite with guests and locals.
Soak in a stunning sunset over Killarney National Park, savour the freshest in-season local artisan produce and marvel at the latest innovative dishes created by our team of talented chefs.
From aperitif to the last petit fours, fine dining at the Lake Room is the perfect venue for romantic dinners, family gatherings or a get together with friends.
The Restaurant also boasts a small semi-private section ideal for family celebrations, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings, communions and confirmations.
The below menus are sample only and may be subject to change.
With panoramic views of Killarney’s lakes and mountains and possibly the most relaxing atmosphere in Ireland, The Heights Lounge and Piano Bar is the ideal setting for casual light bites or a freshly shaken cocktail.
The ultimate all day casual dining option, combining five star elegance with a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
Snuggle up in the ample armchairs and simply let time stand still as you take in the breath taking views of the Lakes of Killarney.
Indulge in delicious light bites from our lounge favourites, order a drink from the bar, choose from our extensive wine list or sample something adventurous from the cocktail menu. The Heights Lounge is the perfect spot to catch up with friends, family or business associates.
Dress: Casual. Children: A children’s menu with healthy options is available. Entertainment: A pianist entertains most evenings.
The below menus are sample only and may be subject to change.
Low level lighting and a bustling atmosphere –The Terrace Bar is Aghadoe’s secret escape for those wanting to relax with a pint of Guinness or glass of wine and catch up on the days sporting events.
The perfect space for bustling sports and entertainment. The Terrace Bar offers a relaxed environment where major sporting events are screened from across the globe. The Terrace Bar is the ideal spot to sit back and enjoy the latest action from the golfing green, the rugby pitch or the Premiership race.
The airy bar leads directly to a wide terrace with picture perfect views of the Lakes of Killarney, it is the ultimate location for a spot of al fresco dining or one of Aghadoe Heights’ famous barbecues.
A popular choice for pre-dinner drinks, The Terrace Bar also offers a selection of decadent cocktails, expertly crafted by our in-house Mixologist.
The Terrace Bar can be reserved as a private function space for parties and pre-dinner receptions offering a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere.
The below menus are sample only and may be subject to change.
A truly decadent experience and a longstanding tradition at Aghadoe Heights… enjoy it with all the frills.
Afternoon Tea at Aghadoe Heights is an occasion of unparalleled elegance. Crisp white cloths and napkins and polished silverware set the scene for delicate sandwiches and delicious sweet treats. Make it extra special with a glass of champagne.
Traditional Afternoon Tea is the ultimate treat and a wonderful way to catch up with friends or celebrate a special occasion.
Gluten free options are available – please notify us in advance.
Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2pm and 5pm and pre-booking is required.
The below menus are sample only and may be subject to change.
Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa is the ideal backdrop for any special occasion, be it a christening, birthday, milestone celebration or reunion
The team at Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa are delighted to invite you to celebrate your special occasion in one of Killarney’s most beautiful settings. With several venue options to suit your group, we will guide and advise you on all elements of the day and be on hand to ensure everything is exactly the way you wanted it to be.
Groups of any size catered for, private dining options available and special accommodation rates available.
The below menus are sample only and may be subject to change.