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Killarney Walking Trips



The Beautiful Killarney National Park uses a self guided nature trail which follows in the footsteps of the English agriculturist Arthur Young who visited Muckross in 1776. You start and finish the walk at Muckross house  and it is about 5kms/3mls which takes about 2-3 hours. The terrain is mainly level paths and roads.

The information booklet in Muckross house gives great details on the exciting trail. 

Walking in Killarney will bring you to see Nature and unique Wildlife where ever you go. 2007 saw the start of a re introduction programme of the white Tailed Sea Eagle in Killarney. Today you can regularly see these eagles in the Killarney/Kerry are and beyond.

A walk to Torc Waterfall from Muckross House will include Muckross Abbey, Working Traditional Farms, with boathouse & Arthur Youngs walk in under 6 miles. 

You can walk around inside Muckross Abbey however you will find some of it closed while renovations are being carried out.

Walking the Kerry Way & Old Kenmare Road Killarney. This includes a visit to Lord Brandon’s Cottage.

Top 10 walks in Killarney:  

1. Walks around the Muckross Lakes, Abbey & House. Dinis Cottage, Meeting of the waters and Torc Waterfall

2. Ross Castle and the Mining Trail

3. The Gap of Dunloe

4. O’Sullivan’s Casade

5. Old Kenmare Road

6. Derrychunnihy to Lord Brandon’s cottage

7. Walk around Muckross Lakes

8. Knockreer House and Gardens Walking Trail

9. Blue Pool Walking Trail 

10. Devils Bit and Trails on Manerton/ Torc

You can also cycle to Kate Kearney’s Cottage and through the Gap of Dunloe to Lord Brandon’s Cottage. Here you can put your bike on a Boat and do the 22km Journey through the scenic Upper Lake, Lon range River, The Meeting of the Waters, the Middle Lake, Bricin Bridge and into the Lower Lake. You will travel along the Mountains shore, pass by Innisfallen Island and finish up at the historic Ross Castle.

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Killarney Royal Hotel, College St, Killarney Town, County Kerry, Ireland. V93 XC90
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