Parkavonear Castle

Parkavonear is a 13th century Norman castle that overlooks Killarney National Park from a stunning location in Aghadoe. The castle is situated beside the ruins of Aghadoe Cathedral, Round tower and adjacent graveyard. When you are in Aghadoe for the panoramic views, stay a little longer and take a wander through the ruins of Parkavonear. Continue reading

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Killegy Chapel and Graveyard

Killegy Chapel and Graveyard lies just off the busy Ring of Kerry Road in the Muckross area of Killarney National Park. It is the burial site of some notable names associated with Muckross over the years including Henry Arthur Herbert and Arthur Rose Vincent. Also enclosed within a circle of trees on the low hill of Killegy is a ruined mortuary chapel and a magnificent Celtic Cross that proudly overlooks Muckross and the National Park. Continue reading

Old Weir Bridge

The Old Weir Bridge is one of Killarney’s oldest structures and it has seen thousands of visitors pass over and under its famous arches for centuries. Despite its fame, not everyone is lucky enough to make it to the bridge. Make sure to take a little detour so that you can experience the magical setting of the Old Weir Bridge in Killarney National Park. Continue reading

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Coolwood Wildlife Park and Zoo

There is no shortage of things to do in the Killarney area, many of which revolve around the flora and fauna of Killarney National Park. If you have an interest in birds and animals of a more exotic nature, then a visit to Coolwood Wildlife Park & Zoo is worth considering. Coolwood provides a great opportunity to experience a wide range of animals in a tranquil, secluded woodland setting. Entertainment for all the family is guaranteed and it is a great option to pass a few hours, whatever the weather. Continue reading

Innisfallen – An enchanted island

Visitors to Killarney usually ask some variant of the “what it is that I should see when in Killarney?” question. There are dozens of answers, but a trip to Innisfallen Island is not always included in the “must see” list. It should be. Innisfallen is a magical, special place that needs only a couple of hours of your time. In return, you will be rewarded with an enchanting experience that will linger long after you leave the island. Continue reading

Muckross Traditional Farms

A visit to the Muckross Traditional farms is an enjoyable and informative way to while a few hours in a beautiful part of Killarney National Park. Situated in the majestic surroundings of Muckross House & Gardens, the traditional farms provide a real-life glimpse at what life in Ireland was like in the early part of the twentieth century. This is not a museum tour in the traditional sense. It is a working farm that utilises the tools and practices of the time to re-enact a way of life that is slowly fading from memory. Continue reading