Glena Cottage

This mysterious isolated cottage is about a 20-25 minute walk from the Old Weir Bridge near Dinis Cottage so make sure to stop at Dinis for some grub before you embark on your journey. Built by Mary Aylmer the wife of the Lord of Kenmare back in the 18th century this neat cottage was used to accommodate some very significant historical figures over the years.

Visitors to the cottage included, Royals such as Queen Victoria and other members of the British Royal Family, Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand and Louis Philippe D’Orelans and his wife Isabella, just to name a few. There is a visitors book filled with the signatures of these various guests and it can be viewed online here.

Unfortunately, the cottage was burnt down in 1922 however the ruins of it can still be visited today and are a real hidden gem to see and a unique viewing experience in Killarney National Park.

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Muckross House & Gardens

An absolute marvel in the heart of Killarney National Park, found perfectly at the end of the Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens is  a 19th century Victorian Estate located on the banks of Muckross Lake. Take a tour of the house or explore the pristine gardens, this is one of the most breath taking attractions in all of County Kerry.

Dinis Cottage

Found deep in Killarney National Park near Muckross this 18th century hunting cabin is now home to a lovely little cafe surrounded by amazing views of Killarney National Park and Lough Leane.

Lakes of Killarney 

The Lakes of Killarney are a group of three lakes located in Killarney and they are called Lough Leane, Muckross Lake, and Upper Lake. These lakes are set in the stunning Killarney National Park and are surrounded by mountains and forests, making them truly wonderful to see.

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