Walking Trails

Explore our 500 acre estate

Presidents and poets, royalty and writers, actors and artists have chosen this place as a haven of rest, relaxation and inspiration, now you can follow in their footsteps – in the literal sense that is by discovering this 500 acre coastal paradise that is mapped into ten walking trails – made for you to explore!

Sea Trails

This delightful track takes you from the water’s edge and through the woodlands – A short walk with the opportunity of a swim in the open sea.

30 mins/Mild Incline

Bessies Trails

Bessie was the faithful housekeeper to the Graves family which had a long association with Parknasilla – this is Bessies favourite walk.

50 mins /Mild Incline

Bishops Trail

A charming stroll through woodland with stretches of seashore and stream. This route commemorates Dr Graves, Bishop of Limerick, who spent many summers here at the Bishops house (the original Parknasilla).

1 Hour 10 mins/ Mild Incline

Island Trails

A truly delightful excursion that involves Island hopping and really gives a sensation of getting away from it all!

45 mins / Mild Incline

Clashnacree Trail

A wonderful scenic route best done clockwise to appreciate the superb 360 degree view of Kenmare River & Mountains.

1 hour 40mins / Moderate Incline

Herons Trail

The Herons walk was added in 1999! A very much get away from it all walk. On a fine day bring a book and loiter at the tip of one of the islands.

1 hour 30 mins/Mild Incline

Seal Trail

A short walk giving a good introduction to both seashore and woodlands. Keep your eyes peeled for an opportunity to see the seals in the open water!

30mins/Mild Incline

Castle Trail

This trail has been added in 2015 and incorporates woodland & shoreline. It skims around the beautiful Parknasilla Golf course incorporating the ruins of Derryquin Castle, the walled gardens and the magnificent 360-degree views over Kenmare Bay.

1 hour 20mins / Moderate Incline

500 acres of spectacular landscape and scenery

Our Walking Trails

Walking is one of the most popular ways to immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery and landscape of Parknasilla and truly experience its individuality.

With ten mapped walks to help navigate 500 acres of lush vegetation and wildlife, the trails are suitable for any age or ability.

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Estate Activities

Discover the best of our neighbourhood by checking out our Estate Activities at Parknasilla.

  • Golf

    Parknasilla golf course has spectacular views of the Atlantic
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  • Swimming Pool

    Enjoy our wonderful heated swimming pool with enthralling views
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  • Wild Swimming

    An exhilatiating Wild Atlantic Swim at Parknasilla
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  • Seawater Vitality Pool

    An ideal place to relax and enjoy the spectacular views
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  • Tennis

    Enjoy a game of tennis on all weather courts
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  • Murder Mystery

    The ultimate whodunnit at Parknasilla
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  • Mission Impossible

    A new activity suitable for people of all ages
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  • Derryquin Castle

    The ancient ruins of Derryquin Castle on Parknasilla Estate
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  • Dorothy's Beach

    Our very own beach "Dorothys" at Parknasilla
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  • Gym

    A modern and suitable gym for everyone
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