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Killarney National Park

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Ireland's first National Park, Killarney National Park is 25,000 acres of woodlands and mountain peaks set on the Kerry Way


Killarney National Park situated near the town of Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland became Ireland's first National Park in 1932.

The park covers more than 25,000 acres of woodlands, and mountain peaks. Within the park are the Lakes of Killarney. The park is the only place in all of Ireland where the red deer herd can be found.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service manages the park with its aim of conservation and the management of the parks ecosystems.

Killarney National Park tourist attractions





Ross Castle in the Killarney National Park


The ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan, Ross Castle, a 15th century tower consisting of 5 stories including its roof and a clockwise spiral staircase which was designed to slow down attackers who carried their sword in their right hand.

Ross Castle is situated on the banks of Lough Leane overlooking Innisfallen Island.

Ross Castle is open to the public seasonally (9.30am - 5.45pm) with guided tours.
GPS: 52.041239, -9.531427
ADDRESS: Ross Island, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
TEL: +353 64 663 5851

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Torc Waterfall in the Killarney National Park


Set in scenic woodland in the Killarney National Park at the base of Torc Mountain can be found the 80 foot high Torc Waterfall. Take steps up beside the waterfall to see wonderful views of the lakes in Killarney National Park.

Set on the 200 kilometre Kerry Way walking tour, Torc Waterfall is a famous landmark and easy walking distance to the popular tourist attraction, Muckross House.

GPS: 52.003273, -9.505429
ADDRESS: Cloghereen Upper, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

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Muckross House in the Killarney National Park


Muckross House set beside Muckross lake in the Killarney National Park is a 19th century sixty-five room Tudor style house with construction beginning in 1839. Its gardens consist of the Sunken Garden, Rock Garden and the Stream Garden. In 1861 Queen Victoria visited Muckross House.

Visitors can enjoy a meal in the garden restaurant. A traditional Irish farm can be enjoyed by both young and old and a craft shop offering traditional weaving, pottery and bookbinding workshops are all in the grounds of Muckross House.

GPS: 52.018050, -9.504113
ADDRESS: Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms, The National Park, Dromyrourk, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
TEL: +353 (0) 64 6670144

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Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, October 2017.


   

Ireland's first National Park, Killarney National Park is 25,000 acres of woodlands and mountain

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