Local Attractions

Killarney National Park

Head Concierge, Brendan's List of Activities and Beauty Spots to see in Kerry: Things to Do when Staying at Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa

Killarney National Park, near the town of Killarney, was the first national park in Ireland, created when the Muckross estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932. The park has since substantially expanded and encompassed over 25,000 acres of diverse ecology, including the Lakes of Killarney, oak and yew woodlands of international importance and mountain peaks. It has the only red deer heard on mainland Ireland and the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in Ireland. Nature conservation is the main objective of the park. This protected park really is the heart of Killarney. The park is know for its scenery and recreation amenities provided to visitors.

This beautiful place can be explored in many ways. You can walk or hike through the park with a map at your own pace or take a guided walk. Also, you can rent/bring a bike to explore the Park's most secluded places and enjoy its natural and unspoiled beauty. Or you can enjoy Ireland's most traditional mode of transport with a jaunting Car Tour, horse and carriage to view the Parks most loved beauty spots, the drivers knowledge of the history, legend and folklore of the area can be enjoyed from the comfort of the carriage.

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Torc Falls

Located on the south side of the lakes and at the foot of Torc Mountain. There are a few walking options in this area and most of them take in the picturesque Torc Waterfalls.

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Innisfallen Island

The largest of a cluster of small islands on the Lakes of Killarney. Boat trips go out daily during the summer months.

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Ross Castle

This is a typical example of a stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle ages. Ross Castle is situated on the lake edge and is estimated to have been built in the 15th Century.

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The Gap Trip

...as it's referred to by the locals, this famous all-in-one day trip allows you to see a little bit of everything.

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Muckross House & Gardens

Take a guided tour of this Victorian Manor House, completed in 1843. Muckross House has been carefully preserved and visitors can step back in time as they wander through the ornately decorated rooms and corridors.

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Muckross Traditional Farms

The traditional farms are located next to Muckross House. The farms will transport you back to the 1930's.

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Kerry Beaches

The Kerry section of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is perhaps the most scenic and most rewarding areas of the west coast of Ireland and home to some of the most beautiful beaches.

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