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Killarney National Park
KillarneyCo. Kerry
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Make your way to the internationally renowned Killarney National Park. 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.

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