News & Events

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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CULTURE NIGHT – Weekend

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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We are open

Killarney National Park Opening Hours

WE ARE OPEN We have now fully reopened for the Summer 2021 season. All our visitor attractions are open and looking forward to your visit. Please note: All tours are currently self-guided due to COVID 19 restrictions   Contact Killarney National Park Visitor Centre for more information KILLARNEY HOUSE & GARDENS VISITOR CENTRE, Killarney National Park, Killarney, Co Kerry, V93 HE3C Phone:+353 761002620 E-mail:infokillarneyhouse@housing.gov.ie Website:https://www.killarneynationalpark.ie/

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United States and Ireland Sign Sister Park Agreement

Glacier National Park

        United States and Ireland Sign Sister Park Agreement The arrangement pairs Killarney National Park in County Kerry and Glacier National Park in Montana, USA.  An agreement was signed in a virtual ceremony that establishes Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, and Killarney National Park in County Kerry, Ireland, as “sister parks”. The arrangement furthers international cooperation between the two countries and facilitates collaboration related to the management these cherished, protected places. Killarney National Park, managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of Ireland’s Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and Glacier National Park, managed...

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Minister Noonan visits Killarney National Park

The Minister of State for Housing, Local Government & Heritage, Malcolm Noonan

Minister Malcolm Noonan TD Opens New Access Road and Carpark at Tomies Wood, while visiting Killarney National Park   The Minister of State for Housing, Local Government & Heritage, Malcolm Noonan TD, visited Killarney National Park on Friday 11th December 2020 and officially opened the new access road and carpark to the ever-popular Tomies Wood. Minister Noonan was delighted to open the Road and carpark saying “It is great to see this project completed. Tomies Wood and the Tomies Loop have always been popular as a recreational walk, and in providing an official carpark and road to the Wood, the...

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Level 5 Restrictions

Muckross House COVID Closure Sign

Muckross House & Killarney House Visitor Centres are closed due to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions OUTDOOR SPACES AND GARDENS WILL REMAIN OPEN AS USUAL 7 DAYS A WEEK TOILETS OPEN AT ROSS CASTLE TOILETS CLOSED AT MUCKROSS HOUSE & TORC WATERFALL

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Level 3 Restrictions

Muckross House COVID Closure Sign

Muckross House & Killarney House Visitor Centres are CLOSED due to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions Our gardens will remain open as usual 7 days a week   If you have any questions please contact us by email/phone at Email:  info@muckross-house.ie / infokillarneyhouse@housing.gov.ie Tel:  Muckross House +353 (0) 64 6670144 / Tel:  Killarney House +353 761002620

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