Experience Killarney at Its Finest at the Great Southern Killarney!

Spectacular architecture melded with effortless service and genuine hospitality has made Great Southern Killarney an iconic retreat for over 170 years. Originally opened in 1854.

Great Southern Killarney, a landmark in hospitality since 1854, still stands proudly as Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel and is situated on 6 acres of beautiful gardens right in the heart of Killarney town centre. Great Southern is also part of the Hayfield Family Collection of properties, a family business led by local hoteliers, which also incorporates Killarney Royal and Hayfield Manor in Cork.

Great Southern Killarney has enjoyed a most interesting and impressive history, throughout which the hotel has fortunately retained its striking original Victorian features. Guest facilities include the gourmet Garden Room Restaurant, the welcoming meeting point Brownes - The Bar, The Wine Room, home to the hotel’s wine tasting experience & a traditional Afternoon Tea service. Great Southern Killarney is within a moment’s walking distance of the sublime Killarney National Park, & is favourably located alongside Killarney Railway Station.

Great Southern Killarney is also home to Killarney’s premier events centre, with a choice of venues in which to host prestigious corporate and social events. Great Southern is known locally as an iconic location in which to exchange vows and celebrate both intimate or grand-scale weddings. For a special occasion Great Southern is a central venue of choice in Killarney with private dining celebrations and parties hosted in the hotel’s spectacular Victorian suites.

Residents of Great Southern can avail of Onsite Car Parking on a complimentary basis & free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the hotel. Gift Vouchers are also available for all services at Great Southern and your Great Southern Gift Card can also be redeemed at our other Hayfield Family Collection Properties of Killarney Royal & Hayfield Manor in Cork. We look forward towarmly welcoming you to the Great Southern, Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel and it is our utmost aim to create a host of delightful memories for you during your stay.