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Establishment of new National Park

Ministers O’Brien & Noonan confirm agreement to purchase Dowth Hall demesne, Co Meath and establishment of a new National Park Noting it as a once-in-a-generation opportunity, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O Brien, TD, today confirmed the State’s purchase of the World Heritage lands of Dowth Hall and demesne, including Netterville, in

Autumn Talks Series 2023

Commencing on Thursday Oct 5th The first of six talks will commence at 8pm on Thursday October 5th in Killarney House and Gardens. Full list of programme talks below. Please note no booking is required but seating is limited. The White-Tailed Eagle    –   Thursday 5th October 2023 Introduction – Phase 1 And 2 Speaker:  Eamonn

Restricted Access to the Old Weir Bridge at Dinis Cottage

(from Monday Oct 24th for the duration of 2023) Access to the Old Weir Bridge at Dinis Cottage Killarney National Park will be restricted from Monday 24th October 2023 for the duration of 2023. This is to facilitate important Restoration work. The Old Weir Bridge is believed to date back to the sixteenth century, the

Autumn Gathering 2023

‘Samhain’ Saturday Oct 21st and Sunday Oct 22nd, 2023

Culture Night Event – Guido Fanzini’s Thunderous Entertainment Haberdashery

Celebrate Culture Night at Killarney House and Gardens with Guido Fanzini ‘s Thunderous Entertainment Haberdashery Show this Friday September 22nd at 18:00 pm. No booking required. Gather round, gather round to witness the jaw-dropping antics of this devilishly handsome Italian Kerryman, Guido Fanzini. Is he stupid or brave beyond belief? It really doesn’t matter as

Leaving Certificate Fieldwork Days- Fully Booked

Please note that Killarney National Park Nature Education Centre is now fully booked for Leaving Certificate Fieldwork days for both Ecology (woodland habitat study) and Geography (river study) for the rest of this year (2023). We do have dates available from January 2024 onwards. For further details or to request a date for 2024 PLEASE

Increase in Algae Growth

NOTICE from Kerry County Council, Department of Housing Local Government and Heritage and Notice Nature Ireland. We advise members of the public: Not to bathe or paddle in Lake waters if there’s Algae growth. We also advice to keep dogs under control as the Algae is harmful if ingested by animals. Lake water should not

Status Yellow – High Temperature Warning

The National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) has appealed to members of the public to be conscious of the dangers posed by fire and to exercise extreme caution over this high risk period. The current Status Yellow – High Temperature warning for Ireland Hot weather conditions have seen increased fire activity firmly associated with public

McShain Memorial Day at Innisfallen Island

Members of the McShain family, Rick Horstmann, left and John McShain Bracken, on Innisfallen Island, Lough Lein, Killarney National Park, unveiling a plaque in honour of John and Mary McShain, their daughter Sr Pauline and all the McShain family, in recognition for their philanthropic generosity gifting Innisfallen Island and the 7th Century Historical Abbey on

Heritage Week Events – The Schoolhouse at Muckross Traditional Farms

Come and join in the fun! There is a whole selection of free events taking place from Saturday August 12th through to Saturday August 20th at The Schoolhouse at Muckross Traditional Farms. Reduced admission to Muckross House and Muckross Traditional Farms on Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th August For more information please see: