About Destination Killarney

Destination Killarney is your gateway to experience our wonderful part of the world. We have gathered our favourite experiences together in one place so that you can be inspired, informed and empowered to make your next trip to Killarney everything you wish it to be. Adventure awaits, be it a guided hill walk or a kayak across the lakes, the sound of our music or a visit to our past. Experience Killarney… its beauty, its people, its culture, its heart.

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The Ancient Yew Tree in Muckross Abbey, Killarney National Park.

The Abbey's true name is "The Franciscan Friary of Irrelagh". It was founded in the 1440s and inhabited up until 1698. This tree itself is said to be over 400 years old, with some experts claiming it to be well over 700 years old.

In ancient Ireland, Yew trees were sometimes planted in ecclesastical sites as they were considered sacred and seen as a symbol of life and death.

The Yew tree produces toxins that are highly poisonous. It is common to find Yews in an open space, as the toxins secreted through its roots ensure not much else will grow within their vicinity.

Male trees produce cones while females produce red berries, each containing a single seed. If you come across one of these trees, I'd recommend trying the berries as they are nice and sweet to the taste. Just make sure to spit out the seed to avoid cardiac arrest.
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The Ancient Yew Tree in Muckross Abbey, Killarney National Park.

The Abbey's true name is "The Franciscan Friary of Irrelagh". It was founded in the 1440s and inhabited up until 1698. This tree itself is said to be over 400 years old, with some experts claiming it to be well over 700 years old.

In ancient Ireland, Yew trees were sometimes planted in ecclesastical sites as they were considered sacred and seen as a symbol of life and death.

The Yew tree produces toxins that are highly poisonous. It is common to find Yews in an open space, as the toxins secreted through its roots ensure not much else will grow within their vicinity.

Male trees produce cones while females produce red berries, each containing a single seed. If you come across one of these trees, I'd recommend trying the berries as they are nice and sweet to the taste. Just make sure to spit out the seed to avoid cardiac arrest.
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We had an early start from Dingle this morning, in order to enjoy a peaceful Gap of Dunloe.
This is such a magical drive! So good, we drove up it twice!
Breakfast was enjoyed on the rocks just below our car there, before we headed for Killarney, via the Black Valley, Moll's Gap, diniscottagetearooms and Killarney National Park.
Huge thanks to Tommy Griffin, Kerry footballing legend, for the accommodation at his dog friendly muiris_dans Bar in Dingle last night!
Iggy has just surprised me with her delayed 50th birthday present to me! So tonight, we're staying at the *Dog Friendly* Dromhall Hotel!

killarneydromhallhotel
Killarney
Co. Kerry
gocar_ireland

We had an early start from Dingle this morning, in order to enjoy a peaceful Gap of Dunloe.
This is such a magical drive! So good, we drove up it twice!
Breakfast was enjoyed on the rocks just below our car there, before we headed for Killarney, via the Black Valley, Moll's Gap, diniscottagetearooms and Killarney National Park.
Huge thanks to Tommy Griffin, Kerry footballing legend, for the accommodation at his dog friendly muiris_dans Bar in Dingle last night!
Iggy has just surprised me with her delayed 50th birthday present to me! So tonight, we're staying at the *Dog Friendly* Dromhall Hotel!

killarneydromhallhotel
Killarney
Co. Kerry
gocar_ireland
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We just drove through the Gap of Dunloe (magical!!), the Black Valley, Moll's Gap and we are currently at the Dog Friendly, Dinis Cafe, in Muckross.
This is a beautiful stop off for walkers/cyclists, plus there's a water station and treats for our canine companions too!
* Another lucky find! *

diniscottagetearooms
Muckross
Killarney National Park
Co. Kerry

We just drove through the Gap of Dunloe (magical!!), the Black Valley, Moll's Gap and we are currently at the Dog Friendly, Dinis Cafe, in Muckross.
This is a beautiful stop off for walkers/cyclists, plus there's a water station and treats for our canine companions too!
* Another lucky find! *

diniscottagetearooms
Muckross
Killarney National Park
Co. Kerry
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One of the most beautiful drives I've ever driven!

The Gap of Dunloe (photo) 
The Black Valley
Moll's Gap
Kissane Sheep Farm
Killarney Lakes
diniscottagetearooms @
Muckross Lake 
Torc Waterfall &
killarneydromhallhotel

Huge thanks to gocar_ireland for making this all possible. 🙏

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One of the most beautiful drives I've ever driven!

The Gap of Dunloe (photo)
The Black Valley
Moll's Gap
Kissane Sheep Farm
Killarney Lakes
diniscottagetearooms @
Muckross Lake
Torc Waterfall &
killarneydromhallhotel

Huge thanks to gocar_ireland for making this all possible. 🙏
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That’s one happy Aishling right there ☺️
If you’ve been wanting to get into wild swimming, take this as your sign to start! Just go for it… that’s what I did last year and now I can’t be stopped 🧜🏼‍♀️ And if I can do it, honestly anyone can!

Get in, get in, get in…just go for it 😁

📍Lough Guitane, Killarney

That’s one happy Aishling right there ☺️
If you’ve been wanting to get into wild swimming, take this as your sign to start! Just go for it… that’s what I did last year and now I can’t be stopped 🧜🏼‍♀️ And if I can do it, honestly anyone can!

Get in, get in, get in…just go for it 😁

📍Lough Guitane, Killarney
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Mood booster pro tip: 
A swim in a new location, moody scenes and the McGillycuddy Reeks as a backdrop 🧜🏼‍♀️👌🏼

Mood booster pro tip:
A swim in a new location, moody scenes and the McGillycuddy Reeks as a backdrop 🧜🏼‍♀️👌🏼
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Can you tell I’m happy about this class weather we’re having right now… Summer 2021 is never ending 🤸🏻‍♀️

Can you tell I’m happy about this class weather we’re having right now… Summer 2021 is never ending 🤸🏻‍♀️ ...

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My little cutie pie 😇
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My little cutie pie 😇
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Lots of unanswered questions in this world, but why the hell did St Patrick not banish the migies too!?

This is Ross Castle ross_castle_ire and it's just around the corner from our hotel.
We resume our WAW tour in the morning.

killarneydromhallhotel
Killarney
Co. Kerry
gocar_ireland

Lots of unanswered questions in this world, but why the hell did St Patrick not banish the migies too!?

This is Ross Castle ross_castle_ire and it's just around the corner from our hotel.
We resume our WAW tour in the morning.

killarneydromhallhotel
Killarney
Co. Kerry
gocar_ireland
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Killarney, last night. I should really learn how to focus blend, I took other photos here last night that I preferred, but there was a breeze, and this required an exposure or a few seconds, so the little vines are blurry in all the other shots 😭
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Killarney, last night. I should really learn how to focus blend, I took other photos here last night that I preferred, but there was a breeze, and this required an exposure or a few seconds, so the little vines are blurry in all the other shots 😭
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Quite a lot of people categorise themselves as introverts or extroverts, or extraverted introverts and vice versa. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m an “activityvert” 😅 I’m most energised when I’m exploring new places, swimming in new locations, hiking mountains or staying busy doing the things I love outdoors 🤸🏻‍♀️

Anyone else here feel like they fall under the “activityvert” category?

📍Torc Mountain, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Quite a lot of people categorise themselves as introverts or extroverts, or extraverted introverts and vice versa. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m an “activityvert” 😅 I’m most energised when I’m exploring new places, swimming in new locations, hiking mountains or staying busy doing the things I love outdoors 🤸🏻‍♀️

Anyone else here feel like they fall under the “activityvert” category?

📍Torc Mountain, Killarney, Co. Kerry
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New glasses, who dis🍻 Do you like the look of our new branded stemmed glasses?!

#torcbrewing #killarney #drinkresponsibly #enjoysensibly

New glasses, who dis🍻 Do you like the look of our new branded stemmed glasses?!

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¿Buscas rutas emocionantes para este 2022? El Anillo de Kerry es una ruta llena de tradición, naturaleza salvaje y pueblos encantadores. ¡Se dice que toda la esencia de Irlanda se encuentra aquí! 💚 #BotonVerde

📍 Ross Castle, Parque Nacional de Killarney
📷  sabbirsphotography

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¿Buscas rutas emocionantes para este 2022? El Anillo de Kerry es una ruta llena de tradición, naturaleza salvaje y pueblos encantadores. ¡Se dice que toda la esencia de Irlanda se encuentra aquí! 💚 #BotonVerde

📍 Ross Castle, Parque Nacional de Killarney
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Winter Lake Morning

Working back in Killarney National Park is like hanging out with an old friend, except now they've got new stories to tell.

I'm really enjoying having another look at locations that I didn't quite get to work in for my first book , for this next one.. KINGDOM ..( definitely coming this autumn ! ) 

It was apparently very easy to overlook some amazing locations and to rule out others for being difficult to get to. Now I have the time and a bit more confidence to take them on and see them in them in the first place .

Hope everyone is doing okay and staying safe and well. If you're the new owner of a print, book or calendar this year .. do let me know and I hope it was a welcome gift !!
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Winter Lake Morning

Working back in Killarney National Park is like hanging out with an old friend, except now they've got new stories to tell.

I'm really enjoying having another look at locations that I didn't quite get to work in for my first book , for this next one.. KINGDOM ..( definitely coming this autumn ! )

It was apparently very easy to overlook some amazing locations and to rule out others for being difficult to get to. Now I have the time and a bit more confidence to take them on and see them in them in the first place .

Hope everyone is doing okay and staying safe and well. If you're the new owner of a print, book or calendar this year .. do let me know and I hope it was a welcome gift !!
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Have you taken up wild swimming 🧜🏻‍♀️ Why not take the plunge during your trip to The Kingdom 🌊✨There are so many places to choose from between beaches and lakes, you will certainly find a spot for a dip in Kerry 💚 
📸: @aish_a_ling
📍Killarney National Park
#LoveKillarney #KillarneyNationalPark #Kerry #ExploreTheKingdom #FillYourHeartWithIreland #KeepDiscovering
For more on activities in Kerry head to the link in our bio 🥰

Have you taken up wild swimming 🧜🏻‍♀️ Why not take the plunge during your trip to The Kingdom 🌊✨There are so many places to choose from between beaches and lakes, you will certainly find a spot for a dip in Kerry 💚
📸: @aish_a_ling
📍Killarney National Park
#LoveKillarney #KillarneyNationalPark #Kerry #ExploreTheKingdom #FillYourHeartWithIreland #KeepDiscovering
For more on activities in Kerry head to the link in our bio 🥰
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El Parque Nacional de Killarney 🏞️ es uno los lugares más hermosos que descubrirás en la isla de Irlanda. Cascadas, castillos, abadías y una naturaleza inmensurable, este lugar está repleto de rincones encantadores como este.

📍 Muckross, Killarney
📷 reubenfields

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El Parque Nacional de Killarney 🏞️ es uno los lugares más hermosos que descubrirás en la isla de Irlanda. Cascadas, castillos, abadías y una naturaleza inmensurable, este lugar está repleto de rincones encantadores como este.

📍 Muckross, Killarney
📷 reubenfields

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📸 • muckrossrc This is how every monday feels #capsize #mondaymotivation #generationrowing #rowingworkout #row #lovekillarney  #rowingcelebration #rowingbible #muckrossrc #drills #sportlife

📸 • muckrossrc This is how every monday feels #capsize #mondaymotivation #generationrowing #rowingworkout #row #lovekillarney #rowingcelebration #rowingbible #muckrossrc #drills #sportlife ...

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Si ves este lugar y se te cae la baba al verlo ¡es que eres un verdadero amante de la naturaleza 🤤 🏞️ 🌲! Kerry y el Parque Nacional de Killarney es un lugar que deja boquiabierto a todos los viajeros. ¡Etiqueta a la persona con la que recorrerías estos paisajes de Irlanda ⬇️!

📍 Gap of Dunloe, Kerry

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Si ves este lugar y se te cae la baba al verlo ¡es que eres un verdadero amante de la naturaleza 🤤 🏞️ 🌲! Kerry y el Parque Nacional de Killarney es un lugar que deja boquiabierto a todos los viajeros. ¡Etiqueta a la persona con la que recorrerías estos paisajes de Irlanda ⬇️!

📍 Gap of Dunloe, Kerry

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Bit of magic from Killarney, Upper Lake #killarneylake #killarneynationalpark #killarneyireland #lovekillarney #reflection #reflectionshot #reflections #ig_captures #ig_landscape #ig_shotz #photooftheday #photography📷 #photographylover #photographysouls #photographylife #landscapelover #landscape_hunter #landscape_specialist #landscape_lovers #landscape_photography #landscape_obsessions #earthcapture #awesome_earthpix #worldshotz #worldcaptures #landscape_focus_on #nikonshot #nikonphoto #nikon #nikonphotography

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Torc Waterfall, Killarney National Park.

I spent ages clambering around the slippery rocks looking for an interesting composition, only to go with a shot taken from the viewpoint on the path 🤷
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Torc Waterfall, Killarney National Park.

I spent ages clambering around the slippery rocks looking for an interesting composition, only to go with a shot taken from the viewpoint on the path 🤷
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#killarneynationalpark
#killarney
#lovekillarney
#visitkillarney
#visitkerry
#waterfalls_of_ig
#longexposurephotography
#thefullirish
#thisisireland
#insta_ireland
#ig_ireland
#beautifulireland
#discoverireland
#visitireland
#rawireland
#irishpassion
#travelireland
#ireland_gram
#irish_daily
#lovesireland
#bestirelandpics
#irelandtravel
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