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“Great park, lousy park service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park
Killarney, Ireland
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Full Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry
Ranked #1 of 49 Attractions in Killarney
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Biking
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Burlington, Vermont
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“Great park, lousy park service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The worst national park visitors center ever. Had to ask for a map, no big trail map on the wall. The map we got was as poorly marked as the trails themselves. We had to trek through a cow pasture (complete with cows -- real cows) to find the trail we wanted to hike, and spent the next 90 minutes lost in the woods trying to find our way back. Terrible signage and no blazes.

On the positive side, the park was very pretty. The waterfall was gorgeous and the views of the lake from wherever it was we were were wonderful. I only wish I could tell you how to get there.

The carriage ride was nice, but our driver began the hard sell right away for the "enhanced" tour to include the abbey. It made for an uncomfortable ride and detracted from the experience.

In spite of the shortcomings of the humans entrusted with its care, what nature has created here is an experience not to be missed. ((JUST BRING YOUR GPS))

Visited June 2013
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“Irish mist!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We took the only way to see a part of the park...a Jaunty Cart...It was like something out of a dream...the two large wheeled cart pulled by a gorgeous Percheron...driven by Mike Finney! ( of course) While going through the grounds of Muckross Manor House it started to mist.....I have never breathed so deeply! A stop so we could walk up to Torc Waterfalls...and then we were on our way again. Clip, clop....clip clop...The lakes, the hills, the soft rain, MAGIC!

Visited June 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Horse and Carriage ride to Killarney National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Take the horse and carriage ride. It was so much fun. The park was stunning. We saw deer in the river and then in the middle of the park is a beautiful castle, Ross Castle.

Visited July 2013
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

lots of walking trails, did the tour at MuckRoss house and biking, too. stopped by the Castle ruins, but didn't tour.

Visited June 2013
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Kailua, Hawaii
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“If the sun is shining, it's great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The Irish are proud of this park, and rightfully so. With three main lakes and many hiking and bike trails, it is really worth 3 days. Many hotels in Killarney are walking distance to the park.

Visited June 2013
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