Killarney National Park
A Mecca of Mountains and Lakes
On June 27th 2015, the Killarney National Park was announced as “Ireland’s Best Day Out” by the Irish Times. A proud day for this wonderful gem in the crown of Killarney tourism. And all just minutes away from The Ross.
If you were to gather the most magnificent elements of Irish scenery into one spot, it would probably look very much like Killarney National Park. Home to Ireland’s highest mountains, its only wild herd of native red deer, its largest tract of ancient oak forests, and its most famous lakes and walking trails, Killarney National Park is 25,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness.
Ask our friendly and knowledgeable team about the best places to go to suit your interests and available time. Whether you fancy a gentle hike beside the thundering cascade of Torc Waterfall or a more challenging climb up Carrauntouhil, we can offer sensible advice and insider tips. The terrain covers everything from the manicured lawns of Muckross Gardens to the dense woods and bogs of the park’s wilder reaches.
Discover the best spots to see the glacial Lough Leane, Muckross Lake, and the Upper Lake, the famous trio that take up about a quarter of the Park. Favourite viewing spots include Ladies View and Aghadoe, to the north of Killarney Valley. Get closer to the lakes, and, if you’re lucky, you might get to see deer swimming out to graze on the islands, salmon leaping on a summers evening, or even a white-tailed sea eagle soar majestically overhead.
With the Ross being within easy reach, you won’t be short of dining and relaxation options after experiencing the magic that is Killarney National Park.