Killarney National Park
Kerry on the South West Coast of Ireland is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland and Killarney has its fair share of it on its doorstep, including Killarney National Park, only minutes from the Town centre.
The National Park includes Lakes, Parkland, Rugged Mountains – including the McGillycuddy’s Reeks and forests. It is also home to Muckross House, which is a 19th Century Victorian mansion with views over Muckross Lake, just one of the three lakes that Killarney is famous for, and includes a visitor attraction, gardens and walk along the lake and into the forest.
Killarney National Park extends to thousands of acres and includes an important collection of Irish Native Oak and yew woods and also a collection of our native Red Deer.
Ross Castle is located at the edge of the Lower Lake in Killarney and dates back to the 15th Century and was home to the Earls of Kenmare, who were major landowners in the area. The Castle, built by O’Donoghue Mor, has its own legend that every seven years he can be seen rising from Lake Leane on a white horse and circles the lake and anyone who catches sight of the horse and rider will have good fortune for all their lives.
Killarney National Park has something for everyone and is well worth a visit. Check out our Killarney Hotel Deals for great value rates.