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Killarney Races 2024: A Spectacular Event in the Heart of Kerry

Killarney Races
© Killarney Racecourse

As the summer sun casts its golden glow over the picturesque landscape of Killarney, the town prepares for the 2024 edition of the beloved Killarney Races. This event is widely recognized and celebrated as a thrilling spectacle filled with fun and excitement. It features heart-pounding horse races, vibrant festivities, and an unforgettable atmosphere that draws visitors from all corners of the country.

A Tradition of Excellence

Killarney Races have long been a cornerstone of Ireland’s rich equestrian heritage. Nestled in the heart of County Kerry, the Killarney Racecourse offers a stunning backdrop of rolling hills and lush greenery. Without a doubt, many would consider it one of the most scenic racecourses in the world. This year the Killarney Races proudly continue its equestrian tradition, showcasing the best of Irish horse racing talent.

The Highlights of Killarney Races 2024

Thrilling Horse Races

The main feature of the event is undoubtedly the thrilling horse racing. The Killarney races kicked off with a series of festivities in May and are set to continue with exciting events scheduled for July, August, and October. With this in mind, spectators can look forward to exhilarating races featuring top-tier thoroughbreds and skilled jockeys competing for victory.

Fashion and Elegance

One of the highlights of the Killarney Races is the fashion. Racegoers don their finest attire, turning the event into a veritable display of style and sophistication. From elegant dresses and chic hats to sharp suits, the fashion stakes are high. Don’t miss the “Best Dressed” competition, where attendees are invited to showcase their sartorial flair for a chance to win fantastic prizes.

Socializing and Networking

The Killarney Races provide an excellent opportunity to socialize and network. With a relaxed and jovial atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to meet new people, catch up with friends, and make lasting connections. On top of this, you can also enjoy a drink at one of the bars or indulge in gourmet cuisine at the on-site restaurants while soaking in the festive ambiance.


Killarney Racecourse Logo
©Killarney Racecourse

Plan Your Visit

The Killarney Racecourse is located just a short distance from the town centre. This makes it easily accessible by car or shuttle bus service.  To secure your spot, be sure to book your tickets early. As mentioned above, Killarney Races are a very popular event that attracts large crowds every year. With that said, if you need accommodation during your visit, don’t forget to book in advance as hotels and guesthouses in the area fill up quickly during the race week.

Schedule and Tickets

The Killarney Races 2024 will take place over several dates, with a packed schedule of events. Tickets are available for purchase online, offering options from general admission to premium packages with exclusive access to VIP areas. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest updates and detailed schedule information.

See you at the course

To everyone looking for a fun and memorable day out, the Killarney Races 2024 promises an experience like no other. With its stunning location, thrilling races, and vibrant atmosphere, it’s an event that captures the spirit of Irish culture and hospitality. Mark your calendar, gather your friends, and get ready to immerse yourself in the excitement of the Killarney Races 2024.


Scotts Hotel Among Top 50 Best Workplaces in Hospitality

Scotts Hotel Killarney Reception

We are thrilled to announce that Scotts Hotel has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Workplaces in Hospitality by Great Place To Work Ireland. This recognition marks a significant milestone for our establishment. It is a powerful testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering an exceptional work environment for our team members.

Creating a Great Place to Work

At Scotts Hotel, our employees are the heart and soul of our operation. Their well-being, professional growth, and overall satisfaction are our top priorities. The recognition from Great Place to Work highlights our collective efforts to foster a workplace culture grounded in mutual respect, continuous improvement, and a shared vision of excellence.

Many of our team members have been with us for decades. They embody the spirit of hospitality and service that defines our hotel.  Their long tenure is not just a number; it signifies a commitment to excellence and a passion for providing memorable experiences to our guests.

It comes as no surprise that this dedication is well-recognized by our guests. We truly get a lot of praise for the warmth, professionalism, and friendliness of our staff. Undoubtedly, such consistent commendation is yet another proof of the exceptional staff  whom are the hallmark of the Scotts Hotel.

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate this achievement, we remain focused on maintaining the high standards that have earned us this recognition. Scotts Hotel commits to fostering a workplace environment where our team members can thrive. In doing so, we also aim to ensure our guests can enjoy unparalleled hospitality during their stay.

Thank you to our incredible staff  for making Scotts Hotel a great place to work!

Great place to work

Come and discover the exceptional service and warm hospitality that set Scotts Hotel apart. Book your stay with us and see why we are one of the best workplaces in hospitality!

The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle: Pedal for a Cause in 2024

Cycling the Ring of Kerry
© Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is one of Ireland’s most beloved annual events. It is a celebration that combines the spirit of community, the joy of charity, and the splendour of the Irish landscape. The 2024 edition is set to take place on Saturday, July 6th, and promises to be an unforgettable experience for cyclists of all levels.

A Scenic Route for a Noble Cause

The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is a testament to the enduring power of community and the transformative impact of charitable giving. Established in 1983, this iconic event began with a simple yet profound vision: to raise funds for those in need by cycling the breathtaking 170km “Ring of Kerry” route.

Today, that vision remains as steadfast as ever. The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle thrives as a must-attend event, attracting thousands of passionate riders each year, all committed to supporting an impressive 160 different charities. This remarkable feat speaks volumes about the event’s ability to inspire and unite people around a common cause.

To this day the event features a challenging yet rewarding 170 km circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry.  Renowned for its picturesque scenery, this stunning route includes rugged coastlines, serene lakes, and charming villages. As participants pedal through the course, they will experience the true beauty of Ireland, enjoying not just a physical challenge but also a visual feast.


Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Logo
© Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle


Join the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2024

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer looking to test your limits, this event welcomes everyone. The organizers have meticulously planned every detail to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants.

Cyclists interested in taking part can easily register on the events’ official website. The registration fee is €100, plus a 4% admin fee, which covers entry into the event and supports various charities. Participants are also encouraged to fundraise for their chosen charities, adding a personal and meaningful touch to their involvement.

Why Participate?

Riding the Ring of Kerry is an incredible achievement and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The event is all about enjoying the ride, not about competing. By joining the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, you challenge yourself to conquer one of Ireland’s most demanding cycling routes. Additionally, you also make a personal contribution to the support of charities and organizations. Your participation helps fund vital services and initiatives that benefit the community, making your ride more purposeful and impactful.

Secure your Spot at the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2024

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of something truly special. Register today and start preparing for an adventure of a lifetime! The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is more than just a cycling event; it’s a community celebration. Join in for a ride along the scenic route knowing that every pedal stroke is helping to support local charities.

Prepare for the Adventure

To fully enjoy this experience, make sure to get a good night’s sleep before the event. Book your stay at Scotts Hotel, the perfect base for your cycling adventure. Conveniently located close to the starting point, Scotts Hotel offers comfortable accommodations and excellent amenities, ensuring you are well-rested and ready for the ride.


















Ireland BikeFest Killarney: What to Expect in 2024

If you’re looking for an action-packed event that combines your love of motorcycles with live music, and delicious food look no further than Ireland BikeFest Killarney. Every year over June Bank Holiday weekend, Killarney hosts a motorcycle and music extravaganza that draws riders from across Europe. The town’s breathtaking scenery, friendly locals, and the festival’s reputation as one of the best and largest on the touring circuit make it a must-visit destination for any motorcycle enthusiast.

Ireland BikeFest Killarney Photo by: Valerie O’Sullivan

About Killarney Bike Festival

Back in 2006, the quiet town of Killarney found itself thunderously transformed when 5,000 members of the Harley-Davidson Owners Group rolled in for their annual European rally. The roar of the engines, the gleam of the bikes, and the camaraderie of the riders left an indelible mark on the town and its people.

Smitten with the motorcycle community, Killarney decided to create its own annual biker festival the very next year. With the support of Harley-Davidson, the Gleneagle Hotel, and Fáilte Ireland, Killarney’s free open biker festival was born.


What to expect in 2024

Three days, three nights, and four open stages. This year’s Ireland Bike Fest Killarney is celebrating its 16th birthday in style. It is set to bring a stellar program of entertainment, events, experiences, and family fun – there is something for everyone.

Hit the Open Road

The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the breathtaking scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way unfolding before you – that’s exactly what awaits at  Ireland BikeFest ride-outs! However, the fun doesn’t stop there. Be sure to stroll down the Bike Village and join in the Saturday parade. That is where seasoned pros and newbies alike can connect with fellow enthusiasts and celebrate their shared passion for biking.

Get Your Adrenaline Fix

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride like a pro? Now’s your chance to find out! The Ireland BikeFest Killarney offers demo rides and rider experiences that will give you a taste of the freedom and joy of biking. On the other hand, should you be looking for some serious thrills, their stunt shows are guaranteed to leave you amazed.

Bike Heaven

Let’s be honest, we’re all geeks at heart when it comes to awesome motorcycles. The Ireland BikeFest custom bike show is going to blow your mind! You’ll see some of the most incredible bikes you’ve ever laid eyes on. Without a doubt, your inner biking geek will be doing backflips!

Live Tunes and Tasty Grub

However, it’s not all about the bikes – shocking, we know! The festival serves up free live music performances across multiple stages, so there’s always something to get you moving. To top it all up, when you need to refuel, the food stalls have got you covered with a variety of tasty treats to keep your energy up.

Family-Friendly Fun

The Ireland BikeFest Killarney is full of kid-friendly activities to keep the little ones busy while you drool over amazing motorcycles. Soak up the lively vibes of the Bike Village, packed with high-octane activities to keep kids entertained all day long. From festival food to photo ops with colourful bikes and characters, there’s no shortage of excitement.


Rider enjoying the ride out as part of Ireland BikeFest
Killarney BikeFest Ride Out Photo by: Valerie O’Sullivan

Secure Your Spot

If the Killarney Bike Festival isn’t already on your bucket list, it’s time to add it. Experience the thrill of the festival, the warmth of the Irish welcome, and the stunning beauty of the surroundings. Killarney’s biker bash is sure to attract crowds! Avoid disappointment and register now to secure your spot at this epic festival. On the other hand, for the perfect accommodation during your Killarney adventures, Scotts Hotel invites you to the heart of the town. Ideally situated just a 5-minute drive from Bike Fest Village, the hotel is perfectly positioned to suit all your needs.

Scott Hotel Killarney Location
Scott Hotel Killarney Location
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