Killarney National Park

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Lakes and mountains in the Killarney National Park

The Killarney National Park is a national park in County Kerry in Ireland. There are mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls in the park. The size of the park is 26,000 acres (11,000 hectares). The highest mountain range in Ireland (called McGillycuddy's Reeks) is in the park. The park is to the south and west of the town of Killarney.[1]

Wildlife[change | change source]

There are different kinds of animals in the park. There are red deer and white tailed eagles. The eagles were reintroduced into the park in 2007. Local farmers disagreed with the reintroduction because they can kill lambs.[2]

Status[change | change source]

The park is an Irish national park. It is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Welcome to the Killarney National Park Website".
  2. Donal Hickey (19 February 2007). "Group campaigns to 'welcome back' white-tailed sea eagles in south-west". Irish Examiner.