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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  • What a wonderful place to visit with your family. Went on the lake cruise, cycle through the park, visited the torc waterfall, went to muckross traditional farms, Killarney house, gap of Dunloe and... 
    What a wonderful place to visit with your family. Went on the lake cruise, cycle through the park, visited the torc waterfall, went to muckross traditional farms, Killarney house, gap of Dunloe and...  more »
  • Breath taking views and nature at its best. Great climate made it possible for a trek along the park. Good facilities for visitors. 
    Breath taking views and nature at its best. Great climate made it possible for a trek along the park. Good facilities for visitors.  more »
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  • A beautiful spot with many different types of trails to walk, suitable for people with different types of fitness levels. It has a beautiful Torc waterfall to admire and take photos, hilly trails along with the simple trails around and along the lake. There is a cafe/restaurant at the main entrance and another one just inside the park for some delicious hot/iced beverages and a quick bite. Also, a beautiful historic castle with admissions to explore it closer from the inside.
  • Without a shadow of a doubt, I can honestly say that I experienced some of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen in the Killarney National Park. An absolute must see when visiting the area. Novice drivers might find the narrow roads unnerving, and certain areas can be packed with tourists, however other areas are well isolated and dead silent. We unfortunately didn’t see many animals. Visitors are very respectful as we barely saw any litter. I really want to return here soon!

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