Killarney House and Gardens Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

                        Killarney House and Gardens Christmas Opening Times                                                                     Gardens                           House Wednesday 22nd December                        Open                                Closed Thursday 23rd December                             Open                                Closed Friday 24th December                                  Closed                              Closed Saturday 25th December                             Closed                              Closed...

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Muckross Abbey Car Parks

Muckross Abbey has 2 parking areas which is accessible 24/7.  One on the left of the N71 opposite park entrance to the Abbey and a second with limited spaces opposite the Muckross Park Hotel. There are also some smaller car parks located throughout the park that are close to Attractions, Trails and Pathways.  You will find more information on the site pages.   Please note some sites have very limited park spaces so we would encourage visitors to use the larger car parks when possible especially during busy times leaving small car parks at sites such as Torc Waterfall for visitors...

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Green Flag Award for Killarney House and Gardens

Killarney Gardens

Green Flag for Killarney House and Gardens Killarney National Park is delighted to announce that Killarney House and Gardens has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag for Parks Award for the third year running. They have also received An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland new Green Heritage Site Accreditation.

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Cards from the Waterside

Art Exhibition: launch of Cards from the Waterside

Art Exhibition launch of ‘Cards from the Waterside’   At Killarney House & Gardens Sunday Oct 24th at 4pm   ‘Cards from the Waterside’ was delivered in six communities across Kerry where artists, Mieke Vanmechelen, Olive Stack and Roisín McGuigan held workshops and had interactions and exchanges of ideas to focus on discussions around the importance of good water quality and what the communities appreciate about their local waterbody. The exhibition shows the process that the artists and communities went through in order to co-create greeting cards that depict an image that encompasses what the community values about their local...

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Painting by Augustine Leuder

Garden of Unearthly Delights CULTURE NIGHT 2021: Fri 17th, Sat 18th and Sun 19th September (1 pm – 9 pm/Free entry/No booking required) A mysterious immersive walkthrough 3D sound installation in the forest “The Garden of Unearthly Delights featured amongst other fabulous sounds a flight of surreal butterflies seemed the pass through your chest!” Richard Good – Eden Project The Garden of Unearthly Delights is an immersive 3D sound installation around the pool in the heart of Cloghereen Nature trail. It features an extraordinary walk-through immersive 3D soundscape that uses many unique cutting edge audio techniques to turn the forest...

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Culture Night 2021 – Guido Fanzini’s Impossible Circus

Fanzini Brothers at Culture Night

Guido Fanzini’s Impossible Circus The return of the Fanzini Brothers!  Guido and Ronaldo have returned from Covid lockdown in Italy to their spiritual homeland of Kerry.  Join them on Culture Night, as they share the joy of live performance in this triumphant homecoming celebration. Pogo sticks? Check. Plot to steal thunder from brother?  Check. Guido Fanzini has finally managed to demote his brother Ronaldo to a lowly circus roustabout so he can shine as the star of Guido Fanzini’s Impossible Circus. But Ronaldo may have other ideas! A circus tale of sibling rivalry, brotherly love and pogo sticks. BOOKING ESSENTIAL:...

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Munster Eagles take flight!

White Tailed Eagle in Flight

21 eagles chicks released into the wild at four Munster sites Milestone moment in Irish-Norwegian re-introduction programme Significant biodiversity initiative part of a long-term scientific collaboration to restore a native, once-extinct bird to Irish skies A significant milestone has been reached with the re-introduction of White-Tailed (Sea) Eagles to Ireland this weekend, as twenty one chicks were released into the wild. There was a peaceful, easy feeling among staff of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, who have been looking after the eagles since they came to Ireland from Norway...

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Vacancies: Temporary Visitor Guide

Killarney National Park Visitor Guide Hiring Poster

Vacancies: Temporary Visitor Guide The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to form a panels from which current/future vacancies in the following positions may be filled: Temporary Visitor Guide in Killarney National Park (Muckross House & Killarney House) APPLY HERE: Visitor Guide Recruitment      

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