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Irish Landscape Photography , the Killarney National Park – an image Gallery

Killarney National Park Irish Landscape Photography Nigel Borrington

Killarney National Park
Irish Landscape Photography
Nigel Borrington

The National park Killarney , county Kerry, is one of Ireland treasures as far as landscape photography is concerned.

The basic details of the park are as follows :

“Killarney National Park (Irish: Páirc Náisiúnta Chill Airne) is located beside the town of Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. It was the first national park established in Ireland, created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish state in 1932. The park has since been substantially expanded and encompasses over 102.89 km2 (25,425 acres) of diverse ecology, including the Lakes of Killarney, oak and yew woodlands of international importance and mountain peaks. It has Ireland’s only native herd of red deer and the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in Ireland. The park is of high ecological value because of the quality, diversity, and extensiveness of many of its habitats and the wide variety of species that they accommodate, some of which are rare. The park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981.

The park forms part of a Special Area of Conservation.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is responsible for the management and administration of the park.Nature conservation is the main objective of the park, and ecosystems in their natural state are highly valued. The park is also known for its beautiful scenery. Recreation and tourism amenities are also provided for.”

I have visited many times here over the last few years and hope to return for many more landscape images in the coming months.

On my last visit I did a full image study of Muckross Abbey – of which there is one image in the Gallery below. I will upload a full post next week on this fantastic place 🙂

Killarney National Park – Landscape image Gallery

Killarney National Park 1

Killarney National Park 2

Killarney National Park 3

Killarney National Park 6

Killarney National Park 4
Killarney National Park 7

15 responses

  1. A favourite place of mine too Nigel, inevitable for anyone who visits I’d say. Beautifully captured.

    February 13, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    • Hello Aidy 🙂

      Thank you , very pleased you like the images and like the National park too 🙂 🙂 🙂

      February 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm

  2. I’ve been there or thereabouts two or three times and would recommend the area to anyone.

    February 13, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    • Hello Stephen 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , great to here that you have been !!! 🙂

      February 13, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      • We rented accommodation at Killorglin for a week on two occasions.

        February 14, 2015 at 4:37 pm

  3. Hi quality photos!

    February 13, 2015 at 1:36 pm

  4. Wonderful photos, its so photogenic on a sunny day!

    February 13, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    • Hello Joan 🙂

      Yes it a great place , sun soon I hope 🙂 🙂

      February 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm

  5. Always wonderful to see Ireland landscapes through your lens Nigel. These shots have a wonderful calming feel to them – places where pressures and stress can melt away. Hope you and the family have a wonderful weekend finding special places to introduce the world to.

    February 13, 2015 at 3:23 pm

  6. Beautiful.

    February 13, 2015 at 3:54 pm

  7. Lovely shots Nigel, I’ve recently returned to live in Killarney so trying to get out in the National Park as much as possible!

    February 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    • Hello Donal 🙂

      Your a very lucky man, we live up in Kilkenny and while it is great and more than OK , well your very lucky to be so close to the lakes and mountains – I hope you settle back in very well and have a great time 🙂 🙂

      Thanks for the comment !!!

      February 17, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      • My mother in law is a Kilkenny woman so I won’t argue with that! take care

        February 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm

  8. Beautiful images, Nigel. I’ll be going there at the end of this month!

    February 14, 2015 at 9:09 am

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