Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park
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  • kelsey r
    3 contributions
    Beautiful views
    Such a beautiful place to see! Definitely would dress for changing weather. During our walk we had sunshine, rain and hail all within an hour. But that didn’t stop us from walking around the beautiful trails. Happy I took a trip down from Galway, worth it!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Terri R
    Rutherfordton, North Carolina11 contributions
    The entire drive is a must do. Go on a sunny day to see across the lake. I would suggest dedicating two days.
    Absolutely amazing!!! Killarney national park is a must do while in Killarney. Ladies View is beautiful but drive a few yards pass Ladies View to the next pull in. That view is better than LW. You can see more and walk safely out a bit more.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2023
  • BittenByBigTravelBug
    29 contributions
    Nice park to bike
    Nice scenery, great bike paths to visit all the highlights. Muckross house and abbey were interesting. The house reminded my spouse very much of Downton Abbey! We skipped the traditional farms area since we'd done similar things elsewhere in Ireland.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2023
  • Susa V
    Pori, Finland59 contributions
    Lots to see, easy access
    Wonderful place! We saw Torc waterfall, Ladies View (a bit further, went by car) and Muckross Abbey and walked around the park. I warmly recommend this national park. Easy paths to walk and bicycle. If you want hard-core paths, they are also available.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Steven E
    Falmouth, Massachusetts7 contributions
    Something for everyone!
    The park is stunning in its natural beauty. Immaculately maintained and easily traversed. We rented bikes to travel around the park (paved roadways) which made viewing various areas easy.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Amy B
    San Diego, California139 contributions
    Stunning park with waterfalls, lakes and beautiful gardens at Muckross House
    We loved visiting Killarney National Park. Even though it was raining when we visited, we still loved seeing the Torc Waterfall, which is an easy 200m hike from the parking area. We hired a Jaunty Carriage across the street and then went by the lake to Muckross House and visited the gardens. We loved exploring the gardens and soaking in the beauty of this park. We wanted to tour it by bicycle but the weather wasn't cooperating. We loved our Jaunty Carriage Driver, Tiernan. He showed us some incredible sights and told us more about Irish music. This is a must see place on your trip to Ireland.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Troutman35
    Scranton, Pennsylvania17 contributions
    Wonderful carriage ride
    We explored the park on foot as well as hired a carriage ride. 1hour carriage ride is the best way to explore the park. The ride was very informative and learned about the different parts. It’s huge over 400 acres, four lakes and an abundance of wildlife. We saw deer, heron eating brown trout, and many birds
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Kiamom
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania18 contributions
    Something for Everyone
    Killarney National Park was one of our favorite destinations on our trip to Ireland. The park is a beautiful well maintained area with something for everyone. We enjoyed visiting Muckross House and Abbey, visiting Ross Castle and its grounds, taking a boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney, riding a jaunting cart through the Gap of Dunloe, hiking trails and visiting the Torc Waterfall. There is ample free parking near the attractions and restrooms where you need them. I was pleased with the cafes that we patronized.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Rebecca R
    44 contributions
    Give yourself more than 1 day to explore
    Killarney was our second stop on our driving tour of Ireland. We stayed at the Victoria House ( Highly recommend) which is directly across the street from the park. I only allowed 1 day for the park, but really needed 2-3 days to explore the park. We hiked and saw wildlife and lovely scenery and toured Muckross House and the working farm. There was a small admission fee for self guided touring and ample parking. We never made it to Ross Castle or Weir Bridge, due to time - but both had areas to park if you are not able or don’t have time to walk to each.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • laurapaul2018
    Compton, Canada61 contributions
    Amazing National Park
    My husband and I are very nature oriented so we enjoyed the lake and the waterfalls and the old bridges. The weather was spectacular so we were even able to jump in the lake and the waterfall. There are some gorgeous views of the mountains and wildlife as well.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
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amandime colette
Cannes, France24 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is an uniqe place to enjoy the walk.very stunning park with beautiful views.very helpful and friendly staff
Written 25 December 2023
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JayeinVA
43 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Beautiful park! A mix of wide open spaces and forest. Great place to see the local wildlife. Paved trails for walking or cycling. Go inside the visitor center, located in Killarney House, for new and educational exhibits. Definitely bring the kids!
Written 14 November 2023
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Toria ⭐️
San Francisco, CA49 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Absolutely incredible experience in Ireland. The views are indescribably beautiful. I visited in the beginning of November and sqw the most amazing array of fall colors. Cycling is a great way to see the park - you can rent one from local shops for 15 euros per day.

If you decide to visit, I highly recommend you have a few key pieces of gear (especially in the fall/winter):

- waterproof gloves (the number one thing i wish i had while in ireland. your hands will be wet and freezing without them - a must)

- waterproof coat and pants (this is a given considering how frequently it rains in ireland)

- waterproof backpack or backpack cover (important to protect things like your wallet, cameras, etc. - it will tain so heavily that your valuables could easily get wet without it)
Written 9 November 2023
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TrailBlazer583039
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazing!! Beautiful. Plan to stay a few days so you can navigate the weather and see the breathtaking views.
Written 25 October 2023
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Q_Walden
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Clean and beautiful National park with well-marked hiking trails to Torc Waterfall and the Muckross Lake Loop on the south segment - and Ross Castle on the north. Lots of benches for taking breaks throughout and stunning views in every direction.
Written 24 October 2023
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laurapaul2018
Compton, Canada61 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
My husband and I are very nature oriented so we enjoyed the lake and the waterfalls and the old bridges. The weather was spectacular so we were even able to jump in the lake and the waterfall. There are some gorgeous views of the mountains and wildlife as well.
Written 16 October 2023
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Stephen L
3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Killarney National Park is not to be missed!
I've visited twice and it is just a wonderful experience.
Written 7 October 2023
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Sue P
Tinley Park, IL8 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed visiting Killarney National Park. We walked to the Torc Waterfall, took a haunting cart tour of the park, saw Muckross Abbey and Muckross House.
Written 6 October 2023
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Rebecca R
44 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Killarney was our second stop on our driving tour of Ireland. We stayed at the Victoria House ( Highly recommend) which is directly across the street from the park. I only allowed 1 day for the park, but really needed 2-3 days to explore the park. We hiked and saw wildlife and lovely scenery and toured Muckross House and the working farm. There was a small admission fee for self guided touring and ample parking. We never made it to Ross Castle or Weir Bridge, due to time - but both had areas to park if you are not able or don’t have time to walk to each.
Written 24 September 2023
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Craig C
Galena, OH114 contributions
Aug 2023
This is a huge National Park with hiking and attractions scattered everywhere. If you love hiking, great views, waterfalls, and nature I'd encourage you to visit.
Written 22 August 2023
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