Killarney National Park
Ireland’s oldest National Park is over 26, 000 acres and embraces mountains, lakes, woodland, and waterfalls. It is home to native red deer, otters, Pygmy Shrews, Irish Hares, Badgers, Foxes, Red Squirrel and no surprise therefore, that it’s a designated Biosphere Reserve since 1981 (UNESCO).
One focal point of the park is Muckross House, Gardens and Farm, the former is a 19th century mansion containing all original artefacts from that period. The grounds are perfect for a walk, jaunt or cycle and we highly recommend Muckross Traditional Farm. Closer to Killarney Town is the recently restored Killarney House and Gardens.
There are several alternate hiking routes to the MacGillycuddy Reeks and closer to the town of Killarney such as Torc (535m), and Mangerton (839m). There are several trail runs in the vicinity of Torc Waterfall and Dinis Cottage and these areas are definitely worth a visit.
If you wish to hire a bike to navigate your way around this remarkable park, we would be happy to arrange same. Prices start at €15pp. There are a number of walking guides and jaunting cars that we would also be able to advise you on.