News & Events

Virtual Treasure Trail – Wanderful Christmas digital app

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in association with Christmas in Killarney is excited to bring a virtual Christmas treasure trail to Killarney this year. Wanderful Christmas is a digital orienteering experience that enables families to look for markers placed around the town and National Park and when discovered, meet hidden virtual Christmas characters. When all are found a screen is unlocked to receive their “Wanderful Certificate”. Wanderful’s aim is to use technology to get children outdoors and active. Wanderful are delighted to partner with the NPWS to encourage families to get active and enjoy Killarney Town and National...

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Surface improvements in Mission Road/Knockreer Area

Killarney National Park has embarked on the next phase of  surface improvements to paths and roadways in the Mission Road/Knockreer area. The roadworks will carried out over the next 5 weeks to Christmas. Users of the National Park in this area, are asked  to avoid the roadworks insofar as possible and obey the road closure and diversion signs. Killarney National Park regrets any inconvenience.

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New Exhibition at Killarney House and Gardens

Killarney House and Gardens is pleased to host an exhibition from the Killarney Camera Club celebrating their 21st Anniversary. Come in a view the fabulous range of images on display in our garden room.   Killarney Camera Club offers a warm welcome to anyone with an interest in photography, From complete beginners to those with many years experience of using a camera.  Club activities include presentations by visiting speakers, outings, competitions, project nights, occasional workshops and an annual exhibition. The club is delighted to be holding its 21st Anniversary Exhibition in Killarney House.  The members of the club hope these...

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Flooding in Killarney National Park

  Please note that several trails and paths within Killarney National Park are flooded. The following paths are flooded: · The mass path from Derrycunnihy to Lord Brandon’s cottage. · The Old Kenmare road from Derrycunnihy (through Incheens and Ullauns) where the Galway’s River has burst its banks. · The Muckross-Dinis loop / peninsula. · The Old Kenmare Road at Cores / Esknamucky. · From Ross Castle through Reen. · The river walk from White’s Bridge to the Game Wood. · The Lower Road in Tomies wood. Please note the car parks at Ross Castle are closed due to flooding....

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Temporary Route Closure

Please note the following route closure. The areas highlighted in yellow will be closed off from 1st to the 6th November 2022 inclusive to facilitate Muckross Car Park works. This includes portion of the Kerry Way. Diversion signage will be in place and the alternative route is indicated in blue.  We apologise for the inconvenience and your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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Works to Upgrade Muckross Carpark to Commence 

                    Visiting Killarney, Minister Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, along with Niall O’Donnchú, Director General of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Trustees of Muckross House, announced the commencement of works to upgrade the carpark at Muckross House and Gardens in Killarney National Park.    This is a significant project involving upgrading of the existing car park, extension of the existing bus parking area and the upgrade of the overflow car park. Furthermore, a new surface water drainage system is to be...

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Muckross House and Gardens is the Best in Kerry for Tourist Attractions!

Best of Kerry Awards - Best Tourist Attraction 2022

Ann Tangney, Supervisor Guide from Muckross House and Gardens accepting the award of Best in Kerry for Tourist Attractions, on behalf of Muckross House and Gardens at the Best of Kerry 2022 Awards. 17 Best of Kerry Award 2022 winners have been announced at an event at the Dúchas Comhaltas Centre at the Kerry Sports Academy,Tralee.  It is the first year of the awards which were organised by Radio Kerry and sponsored by Lee Strand – The Best Milk in Kerry! The Best of Kerry was launched in late August, promoted via Radio Kerry’s radio and digital platforms and shared...

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Call Of The Wild

Call of the Wild - Autumn Watch 2022

  Call of the Wild…   Autumn Gathering 2022 The highlight of the Killarney National Park Nature Calendar Autumn watch...This year marks the inaugural ‘Call of the Wild’ Autumn gathering in Killarney National Park, on Saturday 15th Sunday 16th October 2022. Autumn is considered the highlight of the Killarney National Park nature calendar, the programme will be presented by the Conservation Rangers of  National Parks and Wildlife Service, led by Danny O’Keeffe,  District Conservation Officer, NPWS. Killarney National Park was the first National Park in Ireland, it encompasses 10,000 Hectares of diverse ecology, ancient oak and yew woodlands - the most...

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