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- 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 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We enjoyed our scenic walk into the Gap of Dunloe this September, with minimal crowds and great weather. We drove up to Kate Kearney's cottage, parked and set off on foot. We went up to the 2nd wishing bridge and returned back to our start point (with more time, you can choose to go fruther). It took us about 75 minutes in toto, and we had mostly sheep for company, with an occasional jaunting car passing by. The scenery is staggeringly beautiful, and the play of light through the clouds makes it even more magical. In my opinion, this is the highlight of the RoK/Killarney National Park, but needs planning as its difficult to squeeze into a hurried day trip/driving loop around the ring.Written 8 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We had a wonderful day at Muckross House! We enjoyed the house tour and had a great time strolling down to the lake. This was one of our favorite days in Ireland!Written 31 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Torc Waterfall is located some 7 kilometers south of Killarney. The sky was grey when we found a spot at the tiny parking lot on route N71 (Ring of Kerry). Sure enough (and unlucky us) it started pouring when we were half way up the trail towards the waterfall, in the green woodland. We did manage to get to watch the waterfall, roaring some 50 meters from us across the canyon. Only then, soaking wet, we rushed carefully down the now wet trail back to our car. It poured - yet we have enjoyed it. Recommended.Written 21 October 2023
- You simply must experience having a huge bird of prey land on your hand. Mira was my guide for this controlled adventure. She was very smart and shared a great deal of her knowledge of these gigantic birds.
The Harris Hawk was my first experience of a huge bird fly towards me -and then land gently on my gloved arm. I then had a number of brilliant owls do the same! Very very special. (I’m to Gandalf’s right in the photo)Written 7 November 2023
- Falconry Kerry is my favorite experience in all of Ireland. Until you’ve experienced a bird of prey with a 4 to 5+ wingspan fly towards your head and land right on your hand, you have not lived!
You will cherish the experiences for the rest of your life!
My guide was Kira, very knowledgeable about all the birds I met—eagle, hawk, owls.Written 26 November 2023
- What an amazing experience!!! We are in our mid-60's and are fairly active for our age. We did a fair amount of training to prepare ourselves for this hike - we did 7 days - Killarney to Sneem - and our tour was arranged with Wonderful Ireland. I cannot say enough good about this tour company. They are extremely detailed in communication, execution, follow through, and we stayed at the best possible locations at each stop. They moved our luggage to each stop and saw that our daily hosts provided us with a box lunch. emergency cell phone, detailed maps with trail descriptions, and trekking poles (absolute necessity). Yes, the hike was difficult at times, but we were fine. The trail is very diverse in terms of terrain and trail types. When we went the theme was WET! Of the 7 days it rained on 4 days. At times the rain was moderate and at times just showers. In places the trail was extremely wet and boggy. I highly recommend water proof shoes and also the use of mole skin for your feet. You will encounter sheep poo in abundance. I estimate that we climbed over 125 stiles along the way. At times we walked on back roads, pastures, rocky trails. At times you scale small mountains and almost every day you will be climbing and then descending. The views are spectacular. The lodging hosts at each stop were always very friendly and accommodating. Our favorite stop was at the Stepping Stone. The hosts here are very kind, accommodating, helpful and the food is gourmet quality. I know I am rambling but there is so much to say about this experience. We wished we had done the entire Way, but we did not have enough time and we did not think we would last 9 days on the trail - turns out we could have done it. Plan some extra time to see Killarney - it's a real nice town and a nice area. We spent one day in Dublin on each end of the trip - taking the train to Killarney and back - real easy to do.Written 19 June 2023
- We had a wonderful hike on the yellow (moderate) trail. From the highest parking lot our loop took us down to the lake and up to the waterfall on the way back. The hundreds of steps back up the mountain were a little challenging for me but I was so glad we did the hike! A wonderful day! One of my favorite days in Ireland.Written 31 October 2023
- The interactive museum in Killarney house, was free entry, but was really well thought out in its presentation of the area, its history, and environment and natural history. Gardens were beautiful to walk around ...an unexpected gem.Written 18 September 2023
- This trail offers an amazing array of sports as it ascends to Ireland's highest mountain and it includes multiple distinct routes up Carrauntoohill. The Devil's Ladder is also a common route. Most of the "ladder" itself has corroded, making the climb up and down exciting, but highly rewarding.
The trails are well-marked, and the various terrain makes this amazing walk a terrific visitor challenge.
There are no facilities along this route; everything's at the trail start. Dogs are not allowed on trails due to many livestock. Like the mountains, the weather changes quickly, causing tourists some trouble, thus all equipment must be well-organized. The closest spot to visit is the Cronin`s YardWritten 26 May 2022
- Took the boat ride over from Ross Castle, which was a great activity in and of itself. The island is so quiet and peaceful. I loved being there. There are trails around the perimeter that we explored a little bit, but didn't want to wander too far and miss our boat back. The ruins themselves are interesting to look at and my daughters had fun walking through and climbing around them. It was especially nice that it was not crowded - we were there with literally one other family of 4, so you really have an intimate experience to explore and reflect.Written 3 July 2023
- Such a beautiful area. Visiting Ross Castle was an added benefit - we would have been happy just for the opportunity to spend time in natureWritten 28 June 2022
- Driving through the Black Valley was one of the highlights of our trip in Ireland. Our favorite way of traveling is traveling obscure little roads to find hidden gems of an area. The Black Valley didn't disappoint. We drove it twice on this trip, once from Killarney, through Mols Gap and south down to Kenmare. Another time from our lodging in Portmagee, then up through The Gap of Dunloe.
The narrow, mostly one lane, winding roads rambled through mossy, rocky hills. Water was seeping out of everywhere and there were lovely little bridges that were built a few centuries ago. We felt really lucky to be able to experience this part of Ireland.
We made the trip in September of 2015.Written 26 December 2022
- Travelled up this route with the fantastic Piaras of Kerry Climbing,they are simply the experts in all things Climbing and The Reeks,the mountain boasts some amazing views accross Kerry on a good day, and is a very enjoyable but strenuous climb.Only to be attempted with propper and correct gear,more than doable with a reasonable level of fitness,do not underestimate the dangers of the mountain and always with a very competant guide.Written 3 August 2023
- Hiked Mangerton mountain on a glorious day. Weather was fantastic which made the hike easier and the views were amazing.Written 29 September 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Killarney
- These experiences are best for nature & parks in Killarney:
- Ring of Kerry Tour from Killarney inc Killarney National Park
- Full-Day Tour of the Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head, and Inch Beach
- Killarney National Park Tour
- Bus, Boat & Jaunting Cart Tour (Jaunting Cart Paid Separately)
- The Gap of Dunloe Full-Day Tour from Killarney
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