Kathleen's Country House in Killarney Ireland
Kathleen's Country House Killarney Co. Kerry Ireland Guesthouse Golf Boutique Hotel Lodgings Accommodations

Host: Kathleen O Regan-Sheppard

Guestrooms: 17

Address: Kathleen's Country House, Tralee Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Telephone: +353 64 32810

Fax: +353 64 32340

Activities/Attractions: Killarney Town at night is a wonderful place - tremendous atmosphere - most stores are open till midnight, and Irish music floats from almost every pub in town. Killarney has an abundance of superb world famous restaurants, catering for every taste bud and budget. Kathleen will happily give you recommendations and reserve a table at a restaurant of your choice.

Kathleen's Country House is set in three acres of beautiful mature gardens in the countryside yet only 1 mile to Killarney Town Centre. Kathleen's is within a 5 minutes 'Drive' of several golf courses. Tee time reservations are a service to our guests. There is an abundance of country pursuits:

  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • pony-trekking
  • horse riding
  • walking and cycling in the splendour of the nearby National Park
  • Killarne Riding Stables is just a 4 min drive

"Kathleen was the sweetest lady we met in all of Ireland. We would highly recommend staying with her, as her place looked beautiful. I'm only sorry that we couldn't have stayed there ourselves. She went way out of her way to help some wayward strangers!"

"It was great. There were 6 of us traveling together and Kathleen gave us great advice. She gave us great advice on where to go and where to eat including the specials!! We would all recommend staying at Kathleen's Country House."

"Charming guest house: beautiful property, great sitting rooms, comfortable guest room including beds, cozy well-stocked library, delicious and plentiful breakfast, pleasant staff, knowledgeable and helpful hostess - we are definitely planning for a longer stay here on our next trip."

"I can positively state there could have been no better start. She is warm and welcoming--as well as very helpful - and her home, which she truly allows you to make your own, is equally warm and immaculate. The grounds are well kept, the rooms spacious and her staff is first class. Do not hesitate to make the decision to stay with Kathleen and enjoy a lovely visit to the Killarney area."

"Few details escape the watchful eye of the owner, yet every guest is made to feel as though he or she is an old friend spending the night in a splendid private home."

"What makes it special is Kathleen's brand of effortless hospitality which engulfs you as soon as you set foot inside".

"Kathleen O'Regan-Sheppard is a charming, intelligent woman whose boundless energy and graciousness fill her house with warmth and personality. Personal attention is her hallmark and people return year after year to be treated to her special brand of hospitality."

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Kathleen's Country House

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Kathleen's Country House Suite

Kathleen's Country House Castle

Kathleen's Country House Dining

"Kathleen is wonderfully gracious and she went to the ends of the Earth, literally and practically, to ensure we had a good time ... The rooms were comfortably and cozy (not in a small way but in a warm way). Kathleen made sure that we had something to eat each morning, as we were out the door before the full Irish breakfast was served. The Country House is a great location for the Ring of Kerry and is much nicer than the B&B's that my brother and father had stayed in before. I highly recommend staying there on your next visit."

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you. The house was beautiful, the accommodation very comfortable, the breakfast delicious, your staff most friendly and helpful ... We shall sing your praises to our friends, and maybe we will be able to come back one day, even if only to see what the Ring of Kerry is like without the fog!"

"Kathleen, her love of art and nature conspire to create an oasis of tranquility that her guests treasure."

General Information: Welcome to Kathleen's Country House in Killarney, Ireland ... where traditional hospitality combined with courteous personal attention are a way of life. Original Paintings and inspirational verses adorn every wall in this charming sanctuary of alternative tourism. Relaxation comes naturally here - the cares and pressures of modern living belong to another world. Holistic treatments - Aromatherapy, Reiki, Shiatsu, Reflexology available locally by appointment.

Breakfast ranging from full Irish to vegetarian options is cooked to order from our award - winning menu and served to resident guests in the elegant dining room overlooking the gardens. There are more nooks and surprising little crannies than you'd get in a huge hotel. With five sitting rooms - each with a different view and mood - you can sit in privacy and watch the trees rustle or make some new friends while enjoying the library. All 17 bedrooms include:

  • private bath and high pressure shower
  • elegantly furnished in antique pine
  • orthopaedic beds
  • TV
  • hairdryers
  • telephone
  • tea/coffee making facilities
  • all rooms feature garden views
  • there is a non-smoking policy in all bedrooms
  • sorry, no facilities for children under 5

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).


Tariff includes all taxes and Full Irish breakfast for resident guests cooked to order from our award winning menu. Breakfast is served our garden dining room.

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"This is a beautifully kept and run establishment. Nothing is any trouble to Kathleen and her team. Everything is spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished. We had booked a double room which was unavailable on arrival so we had to make do with a family room for the same price !!! SHAME. To say Kathleen is knowledgeable about the area is a huge misrepresentation. What she doesn't know is not worth knowing. We took her advice and went on the gap on Dunloe tour which was our favourite bit of Ireland so far. Also superb recommendations for places to eat. I wont divulge them here. You'll have to ask her yourself !! The only down side was not being able to stay longer due to being fully booked, so make sure to book early."

"The only mistake my fiancée and I made was in not staying with Kathleen for 3 or 4 more nights. Our introduction to this beautiful home was something we'll remember for a lifetime. Kathleen immediately made us feel welcome and could not contain her excitement to see us. We truly felt as if we had just come home to family that we hadn't seen in too long."

"From the moment we arrived, Kathleen made our stay in Killarney a memorable one. Breakfasts were spectacular with a wide variety of choices. Recommendations for sights to see as well as local restaurants were right on target, and accompanied by reservations made by Kathleen herself. Kathleen spent time with each guest, giving directions and advice for getting the most from our days in Kerry. One could not have asked for more attention, or more interest in our having a wonderful time. We had a great time at Kathleen's country house!"

"Small Hotel - Guesthouse of the Year for Ireland."