Killarney National Park
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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.Read More