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Gleninchaquin Park 2017.

We are open from St Patricks Day to Mid November 10.00. to 17.00.

Winter Opening may be arranged with advanced notice & subject to Staffing.

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Click here for details of Entry Fees

Check this link for a unique overview of Gleninchaquin.

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 Why not Visit Our Tea Room at The Reception Area.

 Tea Room Opening Hours are 12.00 – 17-30.

A limited service is available before then. 

Times can vary depending on visitor numbers and conditions. 

We serve a wide range of teas and coffees plus Rita’s delicious home made scones and apple pie, not to be missed. In addition cold drinks and confectionery.

Come, join us, take a seat, the rocking chairs are very popular !! 🙂 

We are developing a small craft shop which will showcase local products. This will be completed over winter for the start of the 2018 season. For now we are promoting a few high quality products.

Items currently on sale include

Fine chocolate by Benoit Lorge Chocolatier, of Bonane and also now in Kenmare.

Magic of Ireland crafted products created from the wool of Gleninchaquin sheep including the rare breed, Soay, originating from the Western Isles of Scotland.   

Wildlife images by West Cork photographer Sheena Jolley. Sheena’s work has been exhibited across Ireland over many years

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.

Our Entry fees remain unchanged from 2016 …..

Please note we are unable to take electronic payments.

 

 

 

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 and do not forget to visit our Tea Room.

Important Information.

As you drive along the lane towards Gleninchaquin Park you will see signs for The Uragh Stones. Uragh Stones advertise a €4.00 entry fee.

Some have assumed it is all part of Gleninchaquin Park.

The Stone Circle is not part of Gleninchaquin Park, therefore any fee paid there will not include access to our own Park.

We have no connection with this and your entry fee to Gleninchaquin Park itself will still have to be paid.

Our modest fee helps cover all maintenance and staffing costs, washroom facilities and Tea Room together with our Park insurance.

I hope this helps to clarify any misunderstanding. 

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.