Killarney National Park

Ireland's first National Park lies to the south and west of Killarney town at the foot of Ireland's highest mountain range, The MacGillycuddy's Reeks. Killarney National Park contains the most extensive areas of natural woodland remaining in Ireland.


Ross Castle at Killarney National Park

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South and west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. This includes the McGillycuddy's Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland rising to a height of over 1,000 metres. At the foot of these mountains nestle the world famous lakes of Killarney. Here where the mountains sweep down to the lake shores, their lower slopes covered in woodlands, lies the 26,000 acres, Killarney National Park, an area with special scenic beauty.

The focal point of the National Park for visitors is Muckross House and Gardens. The house which is presented as a late 19 th century mansion featuring all the necessary furnishings and artefacts of the period.  

  • Chinese celebrity couple Zhao Ruo Hong and Zhao Yan from Shanghai chose Ireland for their honeymoon destination in November 2012. During their stay in Ireland, the couple spent time visiting to Killarney National Park and Muckross Traditional Farms and House for an Irish Whiskey presentation and butter-making demonstration.  
  • The number one travel blogger in China – Mr FAN Yibo (aka Mr Colorful Map!) spent time visiting the National Park in Killarney during his first travel to Ireland last August. Mr Yibo is hugely influential in China– he has more than 360,000 fans on Sina Weibo (one of the most popular social networking sites in China).

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