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

Library Point, Ross Island

Ross Castle is one of the most famous landmarks of Killarney National Park and it continues to attract thousands of visitors every year. On Ross Island, just over 2km from Ross Castle, is Library Point, a limestone rock formation on the shores of Lough Leane. The beautiful trail that leads out to Library Point is an idyllic journey through woodland tracks and lakeshore paths. Step out of the shadows of Ross Castle and discover a secluded and peaceful peninsula trail. 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

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

Knockreer and Ross Island 10k Loop

The Knockreer and Ross Island Loop in Killarney National Park is a superb 10km route close to Killarney town. Whether you are a runner, cyclist, hiker or a stroller, the route has something for everyone; stunning views, historic sites and nature at its finest. This trail boasts the convenience of a starting point close to the town centre but also provides a varied landscape with great opportunities to observe nature at close quarters along the way. If you’re looking for a great 10k run or a beautiful walk through Killarney National Park, this route is one of the better options available in the Killarney area. Photo opportunities present themselves at several points along the way and you’re never too far from civilisation if you need to get back to the town. Continue reading