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!

“On behalf of the Gleneagle Hotel Group, I am delighted to welcome IUBH to Killarney. Here in The Gleneagle Group, we take pride in our record of innovation and excellence in Killarney. Combining this with IUBH’s academic prowess and reach around the world is most welcome; it holds considerable promise and potential for students and future hotel managers from across the globe, and we eagerly anticipate many successful collaborations. Killarney is Ireland’s premium tourist destination, and we are pleased to support the IUBH students, by offering work experience and placement during their internships and student years.”
— Patrick O'Donoghue
Chief Executive Officer - Gleneagle Hotel Group

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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.*

*Campus Killarney is currently in the process of gaining accreditation

Our Bachelor programmes in Hotel and Restaurant Management in Killarney is one of a kind. Combining study and work to offer Students the academic quality and practical approach they need to succeed in the Hospitality industry. Every year the students will be able to participate in several weeks of relevant internships and at the same time pursue their academic studies in an international, fun and motivating environment.
— Diego Telkamp, Director International Recruitment

Living & Working in Killarney

How is life in an Irish tourism hotspot?
Employees from the local hospitality industry report on their experiences in Killarney:

How to get to our Killarney Campus?