Fabulous scenery meets world class hospitality
A spectacular natural landscape, historical buildings and the famous Irish lifestyle - Killarney has many different facets. One of the most picturesque towns in South-West Ireland and top tourist destination for Irish and foreign visitors alike, the town boasts a very impressive offer of hotels, spas, as well as a diverse range of pubs and restaurants. Next to events and festivals all year round, Killarney serves as “basecamp” for all sort of outdoor activities in the Killarney National Park and is gateway to Ireland’s most famous scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. Live and study in a unique atmosphere at the foot of Macgillycuddy's Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland!
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The Gleneagle Group stands for innovation and excellence in Killarney. This in combination with the academic prowess of IUBH will built the best opportunity to become a leading global hotel and restaurant manager.
Killarney as Irish tourism hotspot
Tourism is by far the largest industry in Killarney. With the exception of Dublin, there are more hotel beds in Killarney than in any other Irish city. Killarney National Park with Ireland’s highest mountain, fascinating lakes, forests and the Torc waterfall are just some of the many attractions around. Killarney also marks the start of the well-known Kerry Way, a 214 km long hiking tour, which takes you through Ireland’s finest scenery. Easier walks are the forest trails around Ross Castle or the fourhour loop around Lake Muckross. Our Hotel and Restaurant Management programme thus perfectly matches the strong tourism and hospitality focus of the region.
Living in Killarney
How is life in an Irish touristic hotspot? Employees from the local hospitality industry report on their experiences in Killarney: