Kenmare to Killarney on the Kerry Way – 05 Feb 2023
Sneem Walking Club Sneem to Killarney







On this 17 km moderately difficult 5.5 – 6 hr experience, we’ll experience the many different personalities of the Killarney National Park. This walk combines gravel, stone and muddy paths. Some extended periods of gradual ascent require a reasonable level of walking fitness. Suitable clothing and footwear a prerequisite.

To shorten this section of the Kerry Way we organised our carpooling to start at Gowlane, 4 Km outside of Kenmare and finishing at Muckross Park Hotel.

Photos from the Day

This is a wonderful and varied walk, passing through the Windy Gap between Peakeen and Knockanaguish Mountains at a heaight of 331m. The walk then descend down to meet the Galway River, close to Derrycunnighy Church after 6Km. Before reaching the church itself, the Kerry Way climbs once again through a native oak woodland as we make our way to the Esknamucky Glen.

The next stage of the walk follows the Butter Road through wide glens, passing the idyllic Cores Cascade before meeting the Owengarriff River. From here, we’ll make our way past Torc Mountain and descend alongside the waterfall to the carpark below.

Crossing the road here will bring us into Muckross Demesne, where we’ll skirt the lake before reaching the end of our walk at The Muckross Park Hotel Car Park.

With all advertised walks please bear in mind that these can change at short notice due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Meeting point for these walks (unless otherwise noted) is outside Dan Murphy’s Bar in Sneem at 10AM. Please ensure that you are registered on the Sneem Walking Club’s Whatsapp Group for updates. Please note that dogs are not allowed on our walks, as we walk on privately owned land with the kind permission of the owners / farmers.

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