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Muckross Abbey featuring heritage architecture, a cemetery and flowers

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Killarney National Park is home to Ireland’s highest peaks, ancient woodlands, shimmering lakes and a rich variety of wildlife.

Established in 1932 to protect one of the country’s most precious natural habitats and stretching over 25,000 acres, Ireland’s first national park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1982, an award given to areas that demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature.

Ireland’s only herd of native red deer roams the oak and yew woodlands that make up the most extensive covering of native forest in the country. Other residents include otters, red squirrels, Irish hares, peregrine falcons, hen harriers and white-tail eagles.

Around a quarter of the landscape is taken up by three beautiful lakes, Leane (Lower), Muckross (Middle) and Upper. These are as rich in wildlife as the surrounding woodland, with cormorants on the constant look out for the salmon, trout and perch that abound in the glistening waters.

Running parallel to the park’s western border and overshadowed by Ireland’s highest mountains, the Gap of Dunloe is a rugged stretch of land that changes dramatically with the weather.

The Muckross Estate and its 19th century mansion sit at the heart of the park, which also boasts attractions such as Ross Castle, Knockreer House and Gardens, and Inisfallen Island, which has a monastery said to have been founded by St. Finian the Leper in the 7th Century.

If you have a car you can access the park via the N71. Walkers should use the pedestrian accesses at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney.

Top Trending Hotels Near Killarney National Park

The Victoria
The Victoria
4 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry, V93 K0FE
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The price is £131 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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The Victoria
The Lake Hotel Killarney
The Lake Hotel Killarney
4 out of 5
On The Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry, 9359
The price is £149 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their ...
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"Hotel staff are excellent, very friendly and professional, nothing was an issue for them. Angelika (trainee) was lovely and friendly and helpful! Food in the Bistro was excellent! Location could not be better and the lake views, OMG! Deluxe room was huge, lots of space! The history in all the pictures ..."

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2022

The Lake Hotel Killarney
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Killarney, Kerry
The price is £205 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Killarney. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (423 reviews)
"The Muckross is simply outstanding, boasting 5 star service and facility in a national park setting. Large and comfortable guestrooms, luxury linens, room service quick and delicious. The staff has an authentic service standard, happy to help and glad to see you. I would visit Killarney again, just ..."

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
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Killarney Oaks Hotel
Killarney Oaks Hotel
4 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, County Kerry
The price is £84 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Killarney Oaks Hotel
The Lake Hotel Killarney
The Lake Hotel Killarney
4 out of 5
On The Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry, 9359
The price is £149 per night from 25 May to 26 May
The Lake Hotel Killarney
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Killarney, Kerry
The price is £205 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
The Victoria
The Victoria
4 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry, V93 K0FE
The price is £131 per night from 24 May to 25 May
The Victoria
The Reserve at Muckross
The Reserve at Muckross
4 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
The price is £186 per night from 29 May to 30 May
The Reserve at Muckross
Killarney Avenue Hotel
Killarney Avenue Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Kenmare Place, Town Centre, Killarney, Kerry, 0
The price is £109 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Killarney Avenue Hotel
Parkavon Hotel
Parkavon Hotel
3 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry, 1000
The price is £100 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
Parkavon Hotel
Mangerton Mountain Chalets
Mangerton Mountain Chalets
3 out of 5
Lorien Mangerton, Muckross, Killarney, County Kerry, V93 H4X8
Mangerton Mountain Chalets
Cahernane House Hotel
Cahernane House Hotel
4 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry, V93 E78W
The price is £177 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Cahernane House Hotel
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