Led by Tim Buckley

History Walk

Embark on a captivating journey through Parknasilla’s rich history with Tim Buckley, the hotel’s Bar Manager and resident poet. Tim’s dual role allows for a unique perspective as he unveils the tales of Parknasilla’s past. Delve into the intriguing narrative of Derryquin Castle, and be spellbound by the fascinating account of The Kings Mistress, Dorothy Bland, whose family’s legacy intertwines with the hotel’s own. Tim’s knowledge extends to the tumultuous civil war in the early 20th century, unraveling its profound impact on the Parknasilla estate.

With Tim Buckley

Discover our fascinating history

Tim’s passion for writing and art seamlessly blends with his insights into the literary luminaries who graced the hotel, including George Bernard Shaw, John B Keane, and in more recent times Cecilia Ahern. In a mesmerizing 70-minute journey, Tim paints a vivid canvas of Parknasilla Resort’s incredible history, making every step a discovery of the hotel’s storied past.


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Curated Experiences

Discover the best of our neighbourhood by checking out our special curated experiences at Parknasilla.

  • Yoga with Karin O'Shea

    Find inner peace with Yoga by the sea
  • Sea Kayaking at Parknasilla

    Join Noel for a guided sea kayaking tour
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  • Meet The Owls with Andy

    Andy will introduce you to his intriguing and ever so wise owls
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  • Seashore Discovery Walk

    Experience the seaside like never before
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  • Boat Trips

    Enjoy the panoramic views of Kenmare Bay from the sea!
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  • Archery

    Discover your inner Robin Hood with Archery at Parknasilla
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