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Killarney National Park
Killarney, Co. Kerry
Family friendly
Dog friendly
Free car parking
Sunny days
Make your way to the internationally renowned Killarney National Park, in County Kerry. Come here for the scenic beauty with 10,000 hectares of stunning lakes, mountains and woods.

Discover the expanse of rugged mountainous country in Killarney National Park. Explore the magnificent McGillycuddy's Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland which rises to a height of over 1000 metres.

At the foot of these mountains are the world famous lakes of Killarney, where the mountains sweep down to the shores. Visit the focal point of the National Park, Muckross House, a late 19th-century mansion with immaculately kept gardens.

Take a stroll around this beautiful place, admire the native oakwoods and yew together with an abundance of evergreen trees, shrubs and a profusion of bryophytes and lichens which thrive in the mild Killarney climate. If you're lucky, you might see some red deer roaming around the national park.

Why we like it
  • Explore 10,000 hectares of magical landscape.
  • Hike the epic McGillycuddy's Reeks.
  • Admire the rich forestry of oakwood and yew.
  • Try and spot the native red deer roaming in the park.
Tips from locals

Take a guided tour of the historical Muckross House. This stunning mansion was designed by the British architect, William Burn and built in 1843 for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife, watercolourist Mary Balfour Herbert.

Contact details
Muckross, Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 4 to 5 hours here.

More to discover at Killarney National Park
Family funMuckross Friary

The Franciscan Friary was founded in the 15th century and is in a remarkable state of preservation. The tower was added after the church was built and is the only Franciscan tower in Ireland which is as wide as the church.

On the waterRoss Castle

Ross Castle is a 15th century tower house located in Killarney, County Kerry. It is a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish chieftain in the Middle Ages and is fully restored and furnished with period oak furniture.

Free things to doKerry Way

The Iveragh Peninsula is the largest of Kerry’s Atlantic peninsulas, extending sixty kilometres into the ocean from the mainland, and it is thirty two kilometres across.

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