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Gleninchaquin Park 2017.

 

Click here for details of Entry Fees

Check this link for a unique overview of Gleninchaquin.

                        News & Updates on Gleninchaquin.                      

The Bank Holiday weather was a mixed bag this weekend with lashing rain on Saturday gradually turning to warm on Sunday and by Monday down to shirt sleeves.

Tom and Gerry are doing great and it is lovely to see the pleasure they give to our visitors.

(Ssssh, just to let you know, Tom and Gerry are two orphaned lambs we are hand rearing)

Major works have already taken place to enhance your experience of our beautiful park and to ensure your continued safety on our trails.

If you walking our trails we do appreciate any feedback as to the state of fences, rails, anything that could be a hazard. John has recently improved the markings on the yellow trail.

After the severe gales in late February our Famine Cottage took a battering; however, we will be completely re-thatching later this year. This will be a unique opportunity to see such a process in operation and I will let you know dates when the work commences. 

Our Entry fees remain unchanged from 2016.

 

 

 

Gleninchaquin is more than a Working Sheep Farm –

Come to learn of the Heritage of Gleninchaquin.

Ornithology, Botany, Geology, take lessons in Photography and so much more.

Schools, Colleges etc. are very welcome from infants to teens.

Please call Pete 00353  (0)87 712 8553  (0)64 664 8456 or (0)64 668 4235 for further information.

The full beauty of Gleninchaquin is hard to put into words come rain or shine so why not pay us a visit and see for yourself.

You are sure to have a day to remember.

Gleninchaquin Park provides breath-taking landscapes and scenery in which it is a sheer delight to wander around over streams with log bridges, mountain paths with carved steps, through rock passages, along glens and lakes to higher altitude. Marvel at the view overlooking the lakes, delicate green meadows, a spectacular rock face waterfall, it’s force dependent on the amount of rain of the previous days. This magnificent valley makes for a great day out for the experienced walker – high level routes, to those more inclined to the  gentler terrain. Ample parking facilities are provided close to the waterfall and the picnic areas. The walks around the waterfall, cascades, streams, woodlands and lakes are accessible for all ages. Please feel free to bring your own lunch basket or even a barbeque for a picnic within the park. Dogs are welcome too, just a little reminder to keep them under control when close to livestock but there are hundreds of acres to roam freely.

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The image above gives an idea of the force of the Inchaquin Falls but we do advise this not the case everyday. Images within this site will show the falls on quiet days as well.

This idyllic valley is perfectly suited for day outings alone, with the entire family or as part of a group. The walk routes around the waterfall, cascades, streams, woodlands and lakes are accessible for all ages.

My thanks to Norman McCloskey for some of the images here on the website. When in Kenmare do drop by at his gallery on Main Street.

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Gleninchaquin Park is steeped in history going back hundreds of years. People have lived in the valley for centuries. The recently restored famine cottage can give a glimpse into life as it was over 150 years ago.

Read all about the history in the Heritage section in greater detail.

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Image by Jan van Soest of Wild Atlantic Walking Tours

There are so many photo opportunities in Gleninchaquin Park from the landscape to the flora and fauna. We would love to see any photographs taken during your visit. You can submit them through our Contact Us page.