Plan your visit to Killarney National Park today and immerse yourself in an unforgettable County Kerry experience. It's not just a visit; it's a journey into the heart of Ireland's natural wonder.
Unveil the mesmerising beauty of Killarney National Park, the shining jewel in the crown of County Kerry tourism. A sanctuary of untamed natural splendour nestled in Ireland's southwest, this expansive parkland is Ireland's first national park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, where extraordinary biodiversity flourishes amidst awe-inspiring landscapes.
Killarney National Park is a treasure trove for nature enthusiasts, showcasing a rich tapestry of mountains, lakes, woods, and waterfalls. Explore the park's tranquil trails, which wind through old-growth oak and yew woodlands teeming with wildlife and a captivating array of flora and fauna. Discover the majestic McGillycuddy's Reeks, home to Carrauntoohil, the highest peak in Ireland. Here, among the cloud-kissed summits and verdant valleys, the true essence of Kerry's wild beauty reveals itself.
A vital element of the park is its extensive water system. The iconic Lakes of Killarney - Upper, Middle (Muckross), and Lower (Lough Leane)—are integral to the park's charm. Hop on a boat tour or rent a kayak to fully appreciate their serene beauty. Be sure not to miss the Meeting of the Waters, where these three lakes converge in a stunning spectacle.
Historical wonders abound within the park, adding to its allure. Tour the splendid Muckross House, an impeccably preserved 19th-century Victorian mansion, and explore its traditional farms to experience rural Irish life of bygone days. Visit Ross Castle, a 15th-century fortress standing stoically on the edge of Lough Leane, offering panoramic views of the park and the Lower Lake.
Adventure seekers can choose from hiking, cycling, horseback riding, or bird-watching. But equally, Killarney National Park invites quiet reflection, perfect for those seeking a retreat from the bustle of modern life.
We recommend booking with:
Killarney Horse & Carriage Tours
Irish B&B Owners Association websites