Gleninchaquin Park, Kenmare

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At Gleninchaquin Park, a family-owned park and farm, you can enjoy a day of exploring natural beauty and stunning landscapes. This long valley contains several waterfalls and lakes, including Laughs Inchanquin, Uragh, and Cloonee. Walk various flat routes through this scenic valley along log bridges, streams, mountain trails, stone steps, and rock passages. Trek or picnic while taking in views of powerful cascades, dense woodlands, and the Killarney McGillicuddy Reeks on the horizon. To visit Gleninchaquin Park on your holiday in Kenmare, and find out what else Kenmare has to offer, use our Kenmare travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    What a wonderful spot! Remote and not so known, so no hordes of tourists. Beautiful waterfall and beautiful walks. 12 euro for 2 adult, but worth every penny. A glorious Irish walk!
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  • August 16, 2017
    We tackled the red route on a wet misty day but our efforts were rewarded in abundance. The scenery is stunning, the main waterfall and the smaller ones were flowing with great power and beauty. The r...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    A absolute must see when you are visiting Kenmare. Absolutely stunning vistas and lovely hiking trails. The sheep are everywhere and so fun to be that close. The waterfall hike was great. We also pack...  more »
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  • April 26, 2017
    A little piece of Heaven on earth. Such beauty and tranquility. John met us - lovely guy, local , very knowledgeable and clearly in love with the place. Waterfall and upper lake are worth the walk. Old farm restoration fascinating - went inside and can sense what it must have been like years ago. Very positive recommendation from us - we'll be back!
  • June 6, 2017
    Ridiculously scenic place. After being welcomed by the host, who took his time to show us what to do and where to go, we took one of the shorter walks along the ridge, over the waterfall. We spent way more than the expected time (2+ hrs) , just to be able to enjoy the views as much as we could. Walk is not very hard, but be prepared for a few steep climbs. The paths are very well kept and well signed, but not to the extent where it would take away from the beauty of the surroundings, or the feeling that you are out in nature. Splendid views, loads of sheep and goats roaming the land, and a waterfall that can be spectacular, but only when there has been a fair bit of rain the nights before. But worth it even without the waterfall at its fullest potential. Entrance to the park/parking is €6 per adult, only fair and well worth it I think, but if you can't agree on that, the area around it is beautiful as well.
  • June 25, 2017
    Really nice park. Especially when you are going to walk one of the routes. On arrival you get information about the routes and afterwards you can get coffee or tea in the tea room. It is well worth the 6 euro (per person). Routes are good to walk (at least the red one is, we didn't walk another) and there are a lot of signs were to go. It is a small way to get there.
  • June 30, 2017
    Wow, this was unbelievably great! So beautiful, easy, friendly, and isolated. We did the red route and ate a picnic on top of the waterfall. It was pretty windy, but we were prepared with jackets. There were very few other hikers and the trails were so well marked that there was no risk of getting lost. We must have taken 200 pictures because everytime you look around there is something new and awesome. Some people complain about the drive in, but it is paved the whole way and no big deal. At 6 Euro/person, this was the best deal of our whole vacation.
  • March 27, 2017
    Went here for a look as I had rented a cottage near by. It was one of the most beautiful walks I have ever done got quite a few lovely photos and memories that I will keep forever. The staff where amazing even took my two kids out to see the newly born lambs in the shed, would definitely recommend to anyone. The road is bit narrow so really would not advise taking camper vans.

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Stay a while in the enchanting and colorful town of Kenmare, which has dozens of bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and hotels. The most prevelant form of lodging are the traditional Irish bed and breakfasts, many of which are located in the town's center. Here you will also find a hostel and old-fashioned homes that offer accommodations. If you are in the mood for a deluxe getaway, consider renting out a large estate outside of town.
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