In recent days, the annual Rose of Tralee festival has attracted a nationwide TV viewership throughout Ireland, with the County Kerry town awash with color and atmosphere. Not far from Tralee is another hugely popular tourist attraction which entices more than a million visitors each year, the picturesque town of Killarney.

To say that tourism is an important industry for Killarney would be a gross understatement. In a town with a population of 14,500, the sector employs more than 3,000 people and generates €410 million a year for the region. Considering that Killarney is small as towns go, these figures make for extraordinary reading, as does its global standing as a tourist hub. A TripAdvisor survey reported it to be the eighth most popular tourist destination in the world, ranking it ahead of most major cities in America and continental Europe.

Killarney invariably attracts visitors from all corners of the world because of its neat marriage of the vibrancy of a modern town and the placidity of the natural surroundings around the region. By day, there are numerous natural landmarks to explore just a few minutes outside Killarney, including Muckross Abbey and Torc Waterfall. Once you’ve done exploring, you can then come back to the town to take in the friendly, vivacious atmosphere that its plethora of pubs provides . An evening spent listening to Irish traditional music in a cozy setting is a marvelous experience.

If you’re looking for a quick guide to the wonderful town of Killarney, let us steer you towards this infographic from Ard Na Sidhe Country House, one of the many fantastic hotels in the area. It includes several suggestions for things to do and see in Killarney, along with the weather you can expect and the various ways of getting there. Take a look for yourself below!