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  • Address: Killarney, Ireland
  • Hours: 24 hour pedestrian access.
  • Admission: Free

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Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park is 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) of mountain and lakeside beauty. It has woodlands, islands, waterfalls, historic houses and working farms. There are deer and cattle, eagles and world famous gardens. It's the perfect place for hiking, cycling, boating, pony trekking, fishing, landscape-gazing, or riding in a jaunting car - a light, two-wheeled horse drawn vehicle. One of the most popular panoramic viewing points is Ladies View.

Within the park, Muckross House is one of Ireland's foremost stately homes which is open to the public along with its famous gardens. Here you can pick up a guide to the park from the National Park Information Centre. There is also Knockreer which has an eduction center, and Killarney House and Gardens (the gate lodge here also has information booklets on the park) and Muckross Abbey. You can catch a boat across to Innisfallen Island on the Lower Lake, and Dinis Cottage which has a tearoom, or take the boat across the Lord Brandon's Cottage and explore the spectacular glacial valley which has an eduction center, and Killarney House and Gardens (the gate lodge here also has information booklets on the park) and Muckross Abbey. You can catch a boat across to Innisfallen Island on the Lower Lake, and Dinis Cottage which has a tearoom, or take the boat across the Lord Brandon's Cottage and explore the spectacular glacial valley Gap of Dunloe. Whatever level of activity you want to pursue, Killarney National Park has something to suit.

Practical Info

From Killarney town, you can walk to Knockreer, Killarney House and Ross Island. There is no public transport but a taxi can take you the short 4 miles (6.5 km) to Muckross House and Garden. Or take a horse-drawn jaunting car from Killarney to and through the park. 

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Full Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry plus Killarney Lakes & National Park, Killarney, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry plus Killarney Lakes & National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3258 Reviews

An essential part of any visit to Ireland, this tour circles the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks, running through its many passes and valleys along the shore ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.57
Kayaking Tour from Killarney Including Ross Castle, Killarney, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Kayaking Tour from Killarney Including Ross Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Explore the hidden beauty of the Lakes of Killarney with a gentle kayak adventure exploring the spectacular history of Ross Castle and experience the lakes ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.28
Private Ring of Kerry Bus Tour from Cork for 1-12 Passengers, Cork, Kayaking & Canoeing
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Ring of Kerry Bus Tour from Cork for 1-12 Passengers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

On this tour of the beautiful Ring of Kerry, you can depart from anywhere within a 20 mile radius of Cork city. You decide a pick up time and place that suits ...  Read more

Location: Cork, Ireland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $439.91
Boat Ride On The Lakes Of Killarney National Park, Killarney, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Boat Ride On The Lakes Of Killarney National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Cruise on Killarney’s largest lake Lough Léin (the lake of learning) in the comfort and safety of a covered, heated and modern vessel. Daily sailings ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $12.57
Multilingual Ring of Kerry including Killarney National Park Tour - German, French, Spanish, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Multilingual Ring of Kerry including Killarney National Park Tour - German, French, Spanish, Chinese

Multilingual Award Winning and best Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park Tour in German, French, Spanish and Chinese operating from April 15th to Oct ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.85
Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour, Killarney, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Meeting point for this 2-hour guided walk in Killarney National Park is opposite St. Marys Cathedral which dates from 1842. Cross the road entering the ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $11.43
Private Mizen Head Tour from Killarney, Killarney, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Mizen Head Tour from Killarney

Mizen Head tout through Killarney National Park, Kenmare to Glengariff through Caha Pass. Heading to Bantry along Atlantic Ocean coast of West Cork to Mizen ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $257.09
Private Mizen Head Tour from Kenmare, Kenmare, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Mizen Head Tour from Kenmare

Mizen Head tour from Kenmare to Glengariff through the Caha Pass. Heading to Bantry along Atlantic Ocean coast of West Cork to Mizen Head. Tour conducts ...  Read more

Location: Kenmare, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $64.27
Lakes of Killarney Cruise, Killarney, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Lakes of Killarney Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Cruise on the famous Lakes of Killarney in the comfort of a heated, modern, glass covered cruiser. Drift through the islands and relax in the beauty & ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $13.71
Killarney Hop-On-Hop-Off Big Red Bus Tour, Killarney, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Killarney Hop-On-Hop-Off Big Red Bus Tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 10 Reviews

See Killarney like never before on this hop-on hop-off fully-guided tour. These tours, which are operated on an open-top double decker bus, run three ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $14.28

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