The area around Killarney is full nature and animals. Find out where to go and what to see there. We have the Killarney National Park, Coolwood Wildlife Park, Kennedy's Pet Farm and Muckross Traditional Farm

Killarney National Park (16 km)

South and west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. This includes the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland which rise to a height of over 1000 metres. At the foot of these mountains nestle the world famous lakes of Killarney. Here where the mountains sweep down to the lake shores, their lower slopes covered in woodlands, lies the 10,236 hectare (26,000 acres), Killarney National Park . The distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls under ever changing skies gives the area a special scenic beauty

Kennedy’s Pet Farm (2,5 km)

Kennedy’s Pet Farm was set up in 1991 by Noreen and Diarmuid Kennedy. Today, its a thriving family business that continues to grow and prosper on an annual basis. The pet farm has proved to be a great attraction for both young and old. A great advantage is the all weather facilities, so come rain or shine the Kennedy family can offer you an exciting day out. New arrivals on the farm is a regular occurrence and there’s always a happy mother waiting to show off her new babies! So if you fancy cuddling, feeding or just admiring the large varieties of animals -deer, pigs, piglets, horses, calves, sheep and lambs, goats and kids, donkeys, pot bellied pigs, rabbits, duck and ducklings, geese and goslings and “Prince” the peacock – then Kennedy Pet Farm is a must for any visitor to Kerry.

 

Muckross Traditional Farm (17 km)

Muckross Traditional Farms preserves in real life the farming traditions of rural Ireland in the past. Three separate working farms, with a range of farm animals including traditional Kerry cows and farm machinery will help you relive the past. Muckross Traditional Farms takes you back to a time before the advent of electricity when all work was carried out using traditional methods. Meet and chat with the farmers and their wives as they go about their daily work in the houses, on the land, and with the animals.

Coolwood wildlifepark (15 km)

Coolwood is a 50 acre complex, with a 10 acres Wildlife Park and 40 acres of Wildlife Sanctuary. With an easily supervised Childrens Playground and a delightful Coffee Shop. The Park is ideally appointed for School Tours, family outings and corporate day trips. The Wildlife Sanctuary is heavily wooded and is a stronghold of the red squirrel, sparrow hawks, dippers and the more common native wildlife species. It is an ideal place to take the family for a visit with a childrens playground and wonderful picnic areas with some spectacular views. The Wildlife Park inhabitants are many and varied, many being a long way from home but all enjoying the pleasant surroundings in this thoughtfully managed facility. Here you can meet many animal favourites including monkeys, lemurs, meerkats, raccoons, prairie dogs, agouties, artic foxes, maras, llama, alpacas, mountjac deer, pygmy goats. Large bird of prey collection. Pets corner, reptiles, fancy fowl, pigeons. Wonderful rabbittery with many loveable pet inmates. Waterfowl collection of carolina and mandarin duck, black swans and geese etc.

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