Ireland’s first National Park lies to the south and west of Killarney town at the foot of Ireland’s highest mountain range, The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.  Killarney National Park contains the most extensive areas of natural woodland remaining in Ireland.
The park today covers an area of over 26,000 acres with numerous walking trails. The park also boasts the three world famous Lakes of Killarney.
A traditional feature of Killarney is its jaunting cars which are available for hire in the town or in National Park itself near Muckross House and at other locations adjoining the National Park. During your stay in Killarney you can enjoy the many walking trails in the National Park and don’t forget your camera as you might get the opportunity to photograph some rare red deer. You can access this spectacular park on foot/bike by just crossing the road from the homes and following the walking trail in through the woods emerging out by the beautiful lakes.

The park is excellent for cycling also with its numerous trails and woodland/lake side paths. A trip to Dinis cottage for the more energetic is highly recommended for cyclists as you will pass through beautiful woodlands and lakes en-route to the cottage where a refreshing drink and homemade baking await. Due to the vast expanse of the park, it is possible to travel many different routes on different days to explore this magnificent natural treasure.