Short Breaks – walking

INDEPENDENT WALKING WEEKEND IN KILLARNEY

“We’d a great weekend in Kerry. The break started the minute we got on the train to Killarney. Walks were amazing and craic in evening mighty”  P Gorman, Dublin May 2009

A fabulous independent walking short break based in Killarney, Co. Kerry.  We provide you with the maps/notes, pre-book the quality accommodation & transfer you to the walks.  All you do is relax and take a walk on the wild side!!

Friday            Arrival

Discover the colourful town of Killarney adjacent to the magnificent Killarney National Park.  Choose from a variety of craft shops, bookshops and restaurants followed by a drink in a great choice of local pubs.

Saturday       Killarney National Park – Old Kenmare Road

Distance: 10.5km/6.5miles Ascent: 230m/ 750ft. Descent: 330m/1,100ft
This leg of the Kerry Way takes you into Killarney National Park – through ancient oak woods, along the Old Kenmare Road, with a descent beside the spectacular Torc Cascade and into the gardens of Muckross House (19th century mansion), with its welcoming teashop. Optional extended walk (1.6 km/1 mile) to visit to the ruins of Muckross Friary (15th century). 

Sunday         Killarney National Park – Ross Island & Knockreer

The section of the Killarney National Park brings you alongside the fabulous Lakes. Take a tour of the 15th century Ross Castle, home of the O Donoghue clann.  Explore the sites of pre-historic copper mines amid the woodlands of Ross Island and continue to Killarney via the demesne and gardens of Knockreer.  The native Irish Red Deer may be observed en-route.

Distance: up to 13km/8 miles.         Ascent/Elevation:      very little.

 Departure mid afternoon from Killarney.  

Price:  €129 per person sharing

Single Supplement: €50 per person

Price includes:

–         2 nights in Irish tourist approved guesthouse

–         2 hot cooked Irish breakfasts

–         Transfers to and from walks

–         Map and notes of walks

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