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“A Rangers View – Killarney National Park”

"A Rangers View - Killarney National Park" In 1980 Peter O'Toole started working in Killarney National Park and recently retired after 40 years’ service. Killarney House and Gardens will be hosting a collection of his works in an upcoming exhibition entitled "A Rangers View - Killarney National Park" Launching on Saturday 30th November @ 7.00PM   I regard myself as very fortunate working as a Conservation Ranger in a place which I have a deep passion and interest in. Several years ago I took up landscape photography and this has given me the opportunity to capture the beauty of Killarney...

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Seasonal Recruitment 2020

  WE'RE HIRING Temporary Visitor Guides in Killarney National Park We are looking for enthusiastic people to work as seasonal guides in Killarney National Park. Do you have a passion for heritage and national parks?            APPLY HERE The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Temporary Visitor Guides in Killarney National Park Staff will be required to work 39 hours per week, rostered five days over seven, which may include weekends and bank holidays. Responsibilities may include Providing guided tours of the Park...

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AUTUMN TALKS 2019

KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK AUTUMN TALKS SERIES 2019 The Plaza Hotel, McShain Suite Thursdays @ 8.00 PM We are delighted to once again present our Series of Autumn Talks. Due to the popularity of our talks they will be held this year in The Plaza Hotel, The McShain Suite 24th October Exception or Exemplar? The Story of The Great Blasket with Lorcán Ó Cinnéide 31st October Autumn Fungi in Killarney with Tom Harrington 7th November  The Waterfowl of Lough Lein - Past and Present with Aine O'Sullivan 14th November Deer in Ireland - Aspects of their Biology, Evolution and Taxonomy with...

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Children’s Halloween Fancy Dress Story Time

Halloween Fancy Dress Storytime on Thursday Oct 31st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. FREE Event but places are limited.  Pre-booking is essential. Contact us on 085 8017973 to reserve a place. Dress the kids up and let the imaginations run wild!  Your kids will be enchanted and amazed as our storytellers tell tales and stories of Killarney all with a Halloween theme.    

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Environmental Halloween Camp

  Environmental Halloween Camp Killarney National Park Education Centre will be running Environmental Halloween Camp for 7 to 12 year olds. It will run from: – 29th October-1st November Spooky tales around the campfire with s’mores, dress up, bug hunting, den building, slime making and much more For further information contact: – Phone 064 6635960 Email knpeducationcentre@chg.gov.ie

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Maths Week

MATHS WEEK 14th – 18th October 2019 www.mathsweek.ie  Kerry Education and Training Board in collaboration with Killarney House & Gardens has developed a Maths Trail. The Maths Trail is a fun activity for you to do on your own or with a group during your visit to Killarney National Park. You will actively engage in investigation, observation, estimation, measuring and problem-solving around the house and in the gardens. Maths is linked to everything in society and this trail is a practical application of maths in the world around us. The emphasis is on the journey through the problem rather than the answer. All groups...

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KNOWING NATURE IN AUTUMN 28th and 29th September 2019

‘Knowing Nature in Autumn’ on 28th and 29th September 2019 Killarney House & Gardens and Killarney National Park Education Centre (KNPEC) are holding a FREE two day event with informative talks and activities Both days will bring together various groups from around Kerry who will offer a variety of talks and activities. The talks will focus on the rich natural heritage of Kerry, highlighting the extraordinary work being done in the locality and the activities will demonstrate a practical element to conservation. All aiming to foster an appreciation of the natural world around us. Talks from groups include KerryLIFE, Institute...

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Culture Night – The Ladies of Kenmare Evening

  THE LADIES OF KENMARE EVENING 20th SEPTEMBER 2019  AT 7.00pm As part of Culture night 2019 - Killarney House and Gardens with Guide Margaret O’Regan  invites you to learn the stories of the women who brought the house to life over the centuries.  You will be invited to meet many characters from the ‘sublime to the outrageous’. Free Event but spaces are limited.  Bookings Tel:  085-8017973 FREE ENTRY AS PART OF CULTURE NIGHT 2019 KILLARNEY HOUSE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN LATE ON CULTURE NIGHT 6.30-9.00PM   (Self-guided. No Booking Required)

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‘Learning to Walk with Your Senses’ Workshops

‘Learning to Walk with Your Senses’…What better environs than Killarney House and Gardens to learn ‘mindful walking’ - presented by Killarney Rotary Club. Lead by Anne Alcock, a lecturer, author and spiritual retreat facilitator, who can teach you any day of your choice, each morning, from Monday 24th June to Friday 28th June, 2019, 9.30am-10.30am, to walk with your senses and apply a very ’slow mindful walking technique’. Booking is essential, €5 per walk, with proceeds in aid of Killarney Mountain Meitheal. The meeting point is the Garden Room in Killarney House. The walk is for adults only. For further Details:...

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