Great Southern Killarney

From its distinctive architecture to its exceptional service and authentic hospitality, Great Southern Killarney has been a favourite retreat for over 165 years. Originally opened in 1854, Great Southern has an impressive history & still retains the spectacular original architecture of the Victorian era while developing a deluxe guest experience. Great Southern is part of the Hayfield Family Collection which also incorporates the boutique Killarney Royal and the 5 star Hayfield Manor in Cork. With 6 acres of beautiful private gardens in the centre of bustling Killarney town, ideal for a delightful stroll, as well as its favourable location adjacent to Killarney Railway Station, the Great Southern Killarney is without a doubt a superb and unrivalled location.

As well as beautifully appointed accommodations residents enjoy the welcoming bar Brownes, the gourmet restaurant The Garden Room, The Wine Room and a traditional Afternoon Tea service served daily in The Grand Foyer and exclusive access to the beautifully restful Reading Room Residents Lounge. Guest accommodation includes 177 rooms; choose from a variety of Grand Suites, Junior Suites, Deluxe and Classic rooms. Great Southern Killarney also has a number of fully self-contained Holiday Homes that are ideal for families, groups of friends and for event organisers looking for all the convenience of home along with the added luxury of the hotels extensive facilities. Complimentary access to the Health Club at Great Southern and on-site parking is included for all residents.

Killarney’s premier events centre is located at Great Southern Killarney with a choice of venues in which to host the most prestigious events. Great Southern is also known as an iconic location in which to exchange vows and celebrate both intimate or grand-scale weddings.


  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Whiskey Tasting
  • Wine Tasting
  • Gourmet Restaurant
  • Bar Food
  • Conference & Banqueting facilities from 6 – 600 people
AddressEast Avenue Road
Co Kerry
Telephone064 6638000