Originally opened in 1854, the hotel was named The Great Southern Hotel for over 100 years then changed to The Malton Killarney in 2007 before returning once again in 2018 as the iconic Great Southern Killarney.
Today Great Southern Killarney stands proudly as Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel. The hotel is uniquely situated on 6 acres of beautiful gardens, directly adjacent to Killarney Train Station, right in the heart of Killarney town centre. Great Southern Killarney enjoys an impressive history, throughout which the hotel has fortunately retained its striking original Victorian features, as well as developing a deluxe guest experience with beautifully appointed accommodation & guest facilities including the gourmet Garden Room Restaurant, the welcoming meeting point Brownes – The Bar, The Killarney Wine Room, home to the hotel’s wine tasting experience & traditional Afternoon Tea served daily in The Grand Foyer & the beautifully restful, Reading Room Residents’ Lounge. 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 & intimate or grand-scale weddings. As well as being surrounded by beautiful gardens right in the centre of bustling Killarney town, Great Southern Killarney is also within a moment’s walking distance of the sublime Killarney National Park, & is favorably located directly adjacent to Killarney Railway Station.