Killarney is know for its beautiful Lakes. Its also a gateway to the counties of Cork and Kerry. Killarney National Park and Ross Castle are the main attractions. Muckross House wonderful gardens are a big attraction. Its the largest area of ancient oak woods in Ireland. It has the only wild herd of native red deer.
Muckross Estate is at the centre of the national park. It was donated to the state by Arthur Bourn Vincent in 1932. In 1982 UNESCO made it a biosphere reserve. One quarter of the parks’ area is the lakes. Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and Upper Lake sit by natural oak and woodland yew.
In 2007 fifteen white tailed eagles were introduced there. By 2015 there were four nesting pairs. One pair bred successfully in the national park. Killarney tourist office stocks walking guides and maps.