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- Killarney was our second stop on our driving tour of Ireland. We stayed at the Victoria House ( Highly recommend) which is directly across the street from the park. I only allowed 1 day for the park, but really needed 2-3 days to explore the park. We hiked and saw wildlife and lovely scenery and toured Muckross House and the working farm. There was a small admission fee for self guided touring and ample parking. We never made it to Ross Castle or Weir Bridge, due to time - but both had areas to park if you are not able or don’t have time to walk to each.Written September 24, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A simple walk from the car park to the viewing point at the bridge. Flat tarmac road all the way. Views are simply brilliant and not to be missed. Allow a good 3 hours to walk there and back and have a Guinness at the cafe. Pony and trap rides are available, but honestly I’d only take these if the 3/4 hour walk is difficult for anyone as the walk itself is fab. Personally I think driving the road is possible but a waste of time.Written September 10, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- this hotel is really lovely plenty of walks and places to see there was a wedding there people got married there from amsterdam it was lovely you could go around on horsesWritten September 17, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- While doing the Ring of Kerry drive we visited the waterfall, it had been raining all day so the fall was very active.
It was worth the 200 metre walk in the rain from the carpark .
The amount of water coming down the Owengarriff River was huge.
Very nice place to visit especially after or doing good rainWritten September 24, 2023
- What a great experience-as other reviews have said, this was a highlight of our trip. It was raining the day of our scheduled visit, Geoff was kind enough to reschedule us the next morning before we left Killarney. He spent time with each of us in our group of 4, working with the falcons, taking pictures, and letting each of us hold an owl at the end, all while explaining the history of Falconry and some entertaining stories! Geoff also recommended The Blue Door Restaurant in our next stop in Adare, which was also great! Highly recommend Killarney Falconry.Written September 24, 2023
- We were met promptly and taken to a field to interact with a Harris Hawk, two Great Gray Owls and an Irish Barn Owl. Numerous opportunities to feed the birds, ask questions, interact with them and have them land on our gloves arms. The experience lasted just over an hour. A cool experience that I would have never had in Chicago.Written September 15, 2023
- What an amazing experience!!! We are in our mid-60's and are fairly active for our age. We did a fair amount of training to prepare ourselves for this hike - we did 7 days - Killarney to Sneem - and our tour was arranged with Wonderful Ireland. I cannot say enough good about this tour company. They are extremely detailed in communication, execution, follow through, and we stayed at the best possible locations at each stop. They moved our luggage to each stop and saw that our daily hosts provided us with a box lunch. emergency cell phone, detailed maps with trail descriptions, and trekking poles (absolute necessity). Yes, the hike was difficult at times, but we were fine. The trail is very diverse in terms of terrain and trail types. When we went the theme was WET! Of the 7 days it rained on 4 days. At times the rain was moderate and at times just showers. In places the trail was extremely wet and boggy. I highly recommend water proof shoes and also the use of mole skin for your feet. You will encounter sheep poo in abundance. I estimate that we climbed over 125 stiles along the way. At times we walked on back roads, pastures, rocky trails. At times you scale small mountains and almost every day you will be climbing and then descending. The views are spectacular. The lodging hosts at each stop were always very friendly and accommodating. Our favorite stop was at the Stepping Stone. The hosts here are very kind, accommodating, helpful and the food is gourmet quality. I know I am rambling but there is so much to say about this experience. We wished we had done the entire Way, but we did not have enough time and we did not think we would last 9 days on the trail - turns out we could have done it. Plan some extra time to see Killarney - it's a real nice town and a nice area. We spent one day in Dublin on each end of the trip - taking the train to Killarney and back - real easy to do.Written June 19, 2023
- If you just want to hike up the mountain, park in the upper carpark off the old Kenmore Road.
If you want to take in the waterfall then there is a smaller carpark down lower but can be hard to find a spot in busy season. Even if you park in the upper one you can still walk down to the waterfall before or after the mountain trek. It's a bit of a hill but very doable as alot of it is steps. If you're planning on going to the top of the mountain then this shouldn't be a problem!
Could do with a bit more signage especially from upper car park. Start on yellow kerry way & when you reach a clearing wuth views for ever then turn off to the right where there's a sign to top of mountain.
Hike was lovely as weather was perfect (a sunny warm Nov morning) & view at top was worth it.
Took me an hour to go up from upper carpark & 1.5hrs down taking in the waterfall by blue route & back to carpark.Written November 20, 2022
- The interactive museum in Killarney house, was free entry, but was really well thought out in its presentation of the area, its history, and environment and natural history. Gardens were beautiful to walk around ...an unexpected gem.Written September 18, 2023
- This trail offers an amazing array of sports as it ascends to Ireland's highest mountain and it includes multiple distinct routes up Carrauntoohill. The Devil's Ladder is also a common route. Most of the "ladder" itself has corroded, making the climb up and down exciting, but highly rewarding.
The trails are well-marked, and the various terrain makes this amazing walk a terrific visitor challenge.
There are no facilities along this route; everything's at the trail start. Dogs are not allowed on trails due to many livestock. Like the mountains, the weather changes quickly, causing tourists some trouble, thus all equipment must be well-organized. The closest spot to visit is the Cronin`s YardWritten May 26, 2022
- Took the boat ride over from Ross Castle, which was a great activity in and of itself. The island is so quiet and peaceful. I loved being there. There are trails around the perimeter that we explored a little bit, but didn't want to wander too far and miss our boat back. The ruins themselves are interesting to look at and my daughters had fun walking through and climbing around them. It was especially nice that it was not crowded - we were there with literally one other family of 4, so you really have an intimate experience to explore and reflect.Written July 3, 2023
- Such a beautiful area. Visiting Ross Castle was an added benefit - we would have been happy just for the opportunity to spend time in natureWritten June 28, 2022
- Driving through the Black Valley was one of the highlights of our trip in Ireland. Our favorite way of traveling is traveling obscure little roads to find hidden gems of an area. The Black Valley didn't disappoint. We drove it twice on this trip, once from Killarney, through Mols Gap and south down to Kenmare. Another time from our lodging in Portmagee, then up through The Gap of Dunloe.
The narrow, mostly one lane, winding roads rambled through mossy, rocky hills. Water was seeping out of everywhere and there were lovely little bridges that were built a few centuries ago. We felt really lucky to be able to experience this part of Ireland.
We made the trip in September of 2015.Written December 26, 2022
- Travelled up this route with the fantastic Piaras of Kerry Climbing,they are simply the experts in all things Climbing and The Reeks,the mountain boasts some amazing views accross Kerry on a good day, and is a very enjoyable but strenuous climb.Only to be attempted with propper and correct gear,more than doable with a reasonable level of fitness,do not underestimate the dangers of the mountain and always with a very competant guide.Written August 3, 2023
- Hiked Mangerton mountain on a glorious day. Weather was fantastic which made the hike easier and the views were amazing.Written September 29, 2020
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- Ring of Kerry Tour from Killarney inc Killarney National Park
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- Killarney National Park Tour
- The Gap of Dunloe Full-Day Tour from Killarney
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