Sunday, March 27, 2016
KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK
What should we do on our first full day in Killarney? We wanted to see some of its natural beauty but not spend all day on a tour. Killarney National Park is close by and I hear it is beautiful.
Cars are not allowed in Killarney National Park so we took a 1 1/2 hour tour of Killarney National Park in a jaunting car (a 2 wheeled horse drawn vehicle). Killarney National Park was the first national park established in Ireland. It is the home of red deer, black Kelly cattle and cypress, linden and holly trees.
We saw St. Mary's Cathedral, Mt Tomis, Loch Leane (the lower lake) and Innisfallen Island. We stopped and visited the grounds of Ross Castle, which is located on the edge of Loch Leane and is the ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan.
Later my daughter would tell me that visiting Killarney National Park was on her favorite highlights of her trip to Ireland.