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Conor74
2009-07-20 14:39:37
Child friendly walks in Killarney
Plenty of them.

Park the car in Muckross gardens, and there is a tarred road going all around Muckross Lake. It's a good 8km, but plenty to see, Muckross house itself, Colleen Bawn Rock, the old mines, the bridge where Muckross Lake meets Lough Leane, the Meeting of the Waters and there is even a tearoom along the way for refreshments. Only drawback is there is a stretch of a few hundred metres on the main road and traffic can be heavy enough depending on the time of day.

As for mountains, both Torc and Mangerton have trails all the way to the top. Torc is particularly user friendly, with sleepers across bogland and at a push could be done in runners, though road to the bottom of the mountain might have a few streams across that might flood. At the bottom of Torc there is a lovely waterfall (try Google images for all this stuff) and walks through the woods.

At the back of Torc there is also the Old Road to Kenmare, which is a lovely walk through the east side of the National Park, although road is crossed by a few streams and can be a bit boggy in places in wet weather. Very popular with walkers, but you should note that it's not a circuit. There's a branch of it that goes down to the Black Valley as well. A walk along the tarred road at the Gap of Dunloe is also lovely, Kate Kearney's Cottage at one end does bar food.

For something more adventurous, you could try climbing Purple Mountain from the Gap of Dunloe. Boots necessary for this one, but views from the top are stunning.
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman an hour ago.
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 20 hours ago.
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 20 hours ago.
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 22 hours ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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ewen 2 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 22 hours ago.
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magicstep 22 hours ago.
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jackill 3 days ago.
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
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jackill 3 days ago.
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