Killarney National Park is technically part of the famous Ring of Kerry, but really you can easily spend a day just here. It is a national park for a reason, the scenery is stunning. You have gorgeous lakes and dramatic mountains like you would expect at a national park. In addition, there are also historic sites that you should not miss.
We stayed at the Carrilgea House, which is a charming bed and breakfast conveniently located right across the street from the park. One morning before breakfast, we walked over to one of the lakes and enjoyed the sunrise. It was definitely worth getting up early for!
The park is huge so its probably wise to drive there. You can find parking lots at the major attractions that are free. If you would like to try a more traditional form of transportation you can hire a jaunting cart, which is a type of horse drawn carriage. (more…)