Dingle and Iveragh
visit the peninsulas of Iveragh and Dingle. Both are equally beautiful, although Iveragh tends to get overcrowded in summer, when all tourists insist on driving along the Ring of Kerry together in a single file! Dingle doesn't have this (yet, but I fear it will soon). One of the many fine moments was the tour we made along Slea Head, Dingle's (and even Europe's) westernmost point. The old monuments like the Gallarus oratory (pic) and the spectacular setting make this my fav spot in Ireland. I try to come back all the time! And take it from me: it's great fun in any weather - which is a good thing as it does rain quite a lot here ;-)
About 14 miles away from Killarney (via Killorglin), is Glenbeig beach. It's totally deserted and utterly clean and beautiful. Behind me and my amigo Aisling is the Dingle Peninsula. See, we do have nice days in Ireland you know :)
You don't have to "go" anywhere in Killarney, just walk the streets!
The shops open very late, street traders ply their wares, and buskers provide equal if not better entertainment than many of the bars.
It would be a great place to go if you were on a tight budget as the street entertainment is free.
Also, as this part of Ireland has perhaps the mildest weather in the country, it's a pleasant place for a walk at any time of day or night.
Muckross House and gardens are interesting but the house's only claim to fame is that Queen Victoria stayed there for a night or two and the house was completely redecorated before her visit. €5 entry. Here's a photo of the house.
Disneyland in Ireland
This town must be hell during the summer. But I went during Novemeber and until our last day, we seemed like one of just a few tourists in the town. (The last day brought a bus load of my overweight countrymen). Fanny packs and Brett Farve jerseys. Ouch!