Tomies Mountain Walk, County Kerry, Killarney, Ireland, Walks, #48walks

Killarney National Park Walk {Ireland} (15/48)

Killarney National Park Walk, County Kerry, Killarney, Ireland, Walks, #48walks

A Walk in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland

Our first day in Ireland was perfectly saturated with sunshine. Within a few minutes on the trail we were shedding layers.

Tomies Mountain Walk, County Kerry, Killarney, Ireland, Walks, #48walks

Parts of the landscape were strangely dry and full of prickly yellow plants. Were it not for the moss covered forest floors, I might have wondered if we had landed ourselves in New Mexico instead of Ireland.

Killarney National Park Walk, County Kerry, Killarney, Ireland, Walks, #48walks

Tomie’s Wood is the bit of fairytale forest that circles the mountain by the same name.

Killarney National Park Walk, County Kerry, Killarney, Ireland, Walks, #48walks

The walk descends a long way down these mossy stairs and to a waterfall that is running out into Lough Leane, the biggest lake near Killarney.

Killarney National Park Walk, County Kerry, Killarney, Ireland, Walks, #48walks, Lough Leane

It was almost warm enough to swim! (not really!)

Killarney National Park Walk, County Kerry, Killarney, Ireland, Walks, #48walks, OSullivans Cascade

But we did play for a bit in O’Sullivan’s Cascade.

 Bonus: Loads more photos of this walk in the Google+ album.

Other walks this week: A walk with horses and A walk at Devil’s Den. I always love seeing where you are walking! Show me by tagging your photos with #48walks.