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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 1 539 3620 Website:

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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 by the U.S. National...

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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


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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: / Tel:  Muckross House +353 (0) 64 6670144 / Tel:  Killarney House +353 1 539 3620

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Visitor facilities around the National Park are beginning to reopen

Reopen Poster for Killarney National Park

With the national guidance on travel restrictions easing, visitor facilities in Killarney National Park are beginning to reopen. We look forward to welcoming you back. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance to us and as such, Killarney National Park is re-opened on a phased basis. Toilets are OPEN at Muckross House Car Park, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle Restaurants are OPEN at Muckross House, Deenagh Lodge, Dinis Cottage Muckross Traditional Farms is OPEN and FREE to walk around All outdoor areas and walking trails are OPEN Muckross House and Killarney House will reopen shortly...

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Reserved Times for Cocooners

RESERVED FOR COCOONERS (10.30AM-12.30PM) Killarney House and Gardens Killarney National Park provides a spacious environment, good for looking after your physical and mental wellbeing, while still allowing for social distancing, if you live within a 5km radius of the Park. Every morning, FROM 10.30AM TO 12.30PM, KILLARNEY HOUSE GARDENS will be reserved for cocooners and their carers, so they can exercise safely. Other users should avoid using Killarney House Gardens at this time. THANK YOU FOR YOU COOPERATION  

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COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

COVID Social Distancing Guide

*****NOTICE: Access to National Parks & Nature Reserves*****   Ireland’s National Parks and Nature Reserves remain accessible to the public and have seen an upsurge in visitors in recent days.  While the Parks and Reserves remain open, visitor centres and information points are closed on foot of Government measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. The National Parks and Wildllife Service (NPWS) would like to encourage continued enjoyment of these wonderful outdoor resources, but would also like to remind the public of the importance of adhering to current Health Service Executive (HSE) advice, particularly in relation to social distancing. To this end, the NPWS is encouraging small walking groups – with a distance...

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Kids Easter & Summer Camps 2020

Children Learning at the Park

    Environmental Easter & Summer Camps for 7 to 12 year olds They will include mammal trapping, pond dipping, scavenger hunts, den building and a variety of ecologically themed games. They will run from: 14th April – 17th April (Easter Camp) Tues June 30th – Fri July 3rd Tues July 14th – Fri July 17th Tues Aug 4th – Fri Aug 7th Junior Ranger Camps (Residential) –  staying over for two nights in our own hostel Watching Badgers, doing bat walks, moth trapping, camp fire, bug hunts and much, much more! These are for 10 to 14 year olds...

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