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 which rise to a height of over 1000 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 10,236 hectare (26,000 acres), Killarney National Park . The distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls under ever changing skies gives the area a special scenic beauty
Gorgeous - go for a whole day and enjoy!
Killarney National park is a really lovely place. It has sealed paths that you can explore and we actually hired some bikes just outside the entrance to the park and we all rode around for about 2 hours. A friendly local suggested some paths to us and we slowly made our way around. This is a great way to explore with kids because walking would take you a long time and you wouldn't be able to see as much. The bike hire place had babyseats and kiddy extensions that attach to the back of the parents bike for kids aged 4 and up.
It is quite vast and some parts of it you can drive into (near Muckross House and Ross castle - I wrote separate reviews for those) so we just explored the area near Killarney town on the bikes. We had a lovely few hours and the scenery was just beautiful - mountains, fields, animals for the kids to look at (deer and cows), gorgeous streams. Very picturesque. Take a picnic and spend at least half a day there. Very pram friendly.
- 3-5 years
- 6-9 years
Pros and Cons
- Picnic areas
- Possible to bring your own food
- Pram friendly
- Room to move and play