Killarney National Park, Killarney

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Discover Ireland's true colors at Killarney National Park, prized by nature lovers for its lakes, mountain peaks, and oak and yew woodlands. This national park, the first established in Ireland, shelters the country's only native herd of red deer. Protected as a biosphere reserve of international importance, the park encompasses over 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) with vast sections available for hiking, cycling, boating, and fishing. The park also contains one of the country's foremost stately homes and gardens, noted for its collection of original furnishings and fully restored Victorian glasshouses. Ask your guide to take you on a horse-drawn ride through the park, or take a boat trip on the three interconnected lakes. Arrange to visit Killarney National Park and other attractions in Killarney using our Killarney trip planner.
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  • The most beautiful park in the world! Anyone who doesn't like it has no clue whatsoever! Love it! Unless my parents make me go on long walks I ain't a walker :)! Great fun! I love cycling through...  more »
  • This is an absolutely perfect amenity in the middle of Killarney and is brilliant for family and small kids to run around and have fun.  more »
  • Beautiful views of Kerry. Lots of walks for different abilities. We did the red trail which included ‘Cardiac Hill’. It wasn’t easy but the views were worth it. Torc waterfall is also beautiful. If...  more »
  • There is green. And then there is Killarney green. So much beautiful nature. Loved our time here - just wish we had more time. We will return one day and explore it more thoroughly. Perfect for those who love the outdoors.
  • Great place to go for walks. Nature at its best. Full of trees and foliage. Waterfall was so beautiful. So many trails available to go for walking. Definitely worth a visit at least once.
  • Wish I had more time in Killarney, though I'll be back in the summer when it's warmer and renting a bike and climbing the mountains will be easier! I spent about 6 hours total walking to, and through the park from the town of Killarney. So many interesting little spots to stop and take a break, take photos, or whatever you please. I was lucky enough to see the snow-peaked mountains, feed a bird almonds, and not be there when it's crowded with tourists. Love, love, loved it! Go and explore for yourself!
  • Truly a gorgeous place. Killarney National Park is a fine example of the standards for which national parks worldwide strive to meet. If anything, it exceeds those standards. It is well operated, preserved, interpreted, and maintained. It has breathtaking scenery and a very long, varied, and rich cultural history. It is a jewel in Ireland’s proverbial crown. It is very well worth the visit.
  • Really worthwhile visiting if in Ireland. But I would recommend to take your time and spend the whole day at the Park since it is quite big and has a lot of hiking trails that you can take and experience the beauty of the nature inside the Park.

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