Killarney National Park Education Centre

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Killarney National Park Education CentreKerry Enterprise Training BoardWelcome

Killarney National Park Education Centre is a non-profit making entity, run under the joint auspices of the Kerry Education and Training Board (through Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre) and The National Parks and Wildlife Service. The Centre is based in Knockreer House, the last of the Kenmare mansions, which is situated on a hill close to the town of Killarney and has spectacular views over the National Park.

The Mission Statement of the Education Centre is:Children playing in front of Education Centre

“To run educational courses and activities within Killarney National Park that will promote knowledge, understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of the natural environment for all.” Our ethos is based very much on a hands-on approach to learning about nature, and it is hoped that through this the participant will become more aware of the value of an unspoiled environment and the need for conservation.

What we do

We work with groups from all backgrounds, ages and abilities, including primary schools, post-primary schools, third level institutions, tour groups, youth groups and also provide facilities and programmes for the general public and the corporate sector. Hostel accommodation is available for use for groups who are visiting the National Park to avail of services offered by the Education Centre.

Contact the Killarney National Park Education Centre via phone or email:


Tel: +353 64 6635960