Any fears you have that Killarney is just a tourist trap fall away as soon as you lay eyes on this magnificent gem in the heart of Ireland’s southwest. There is a reason why more people visit Killarney than almost anywhere else in Ireland, and that is because few places in the world offer such an abundance of beautiful places to see and things to do.
You could spend the rest of your life in Killarney National Park, and you would never uncover every delightful corner of this 26,000-acre natural playground. People who have lived here for years are still amazed by the variety of scenic wonders in this paradise of mountains, rivers, lakes, bogs, woodlands, and trails. No matter what level of fitness you possess, you will find pleasure in outdoor activities here. Whether it’s taking the air in Muckross Gardens or taking on one of its wild mountains in the company of deer and white-tailed eagles, Killarney is a natural haven.