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Friars Glen

At a Glance


  • sylvan peace
  • mountain air
  • friendly welcome


  • remote from town
  • limited choice of restaurants nearby

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Friars Glen Review

Set in its own 28 acres within Killarney National Park, this stone house is a dream retreat for nature lovers. The flower beds have to be protected from deer that ramble in to eat the colorful flowers. Though traditional in style, the house is new and has all the modern comforts. Owner-manager Mary Fuller keeps an eagle eye on the day-to-day running of the place, so it's spotlessly clean. A hefty pine staircase and pine-clad corridors lead to rooms with solid country pine furniture. The location is on a side road near Muckross Park's gates, a pleasant half-mile walk from the nearest pub and restaurant.

    Hotel Details

  • 10 rooms
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Nov.–mid-Mar.
Updated: 04-10-2014

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    A peaceful retreat near Killarney National Forest.

    Our three night stay at the Friar's Glen met and exceeded all expectations we had of a 5 star rating. The setting on the edge of Killarney National Park, gave it a quiet peaceful atmosphere yet close to all the activities in Killarney. The rooms were spacious, the common areas cheerful, the hosts, Mary and Bridget delightful. We found they were both very knowledgeable about the area and helped us plan our days of touring. All three peninsula's, Beara, Dingle and Ring of Kerry are just a short drive from this location. We look forward to returning to this lovely spot in Ireland.

    by Dot2, 6/4/13

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