Crag Cave & Kingdom Falconry
CASTLEISLAND, COUNTY KERRY
Crag Cave is one of the longest surveyed cave systems in Ireland, with a total length of 3.81km. It is a spectacular world, where pale forests of stalagmites and stalactites, thousands of years old, throw eerie shadows around vast echoing caverns complemented by dramatic lighting effects. Now features new indoor and outdoor soft play areas, which are priced separately. Tours of the caves last about 30 minutes. Alongside the Cave is Kingdom Falconry, which offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with birds of prey, including hawks, falcons and owls.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Ramp to visitor centre
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-6; Jan-mid Mar open Fri-Sun (last tour 5.30pm)
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About the area
Discover County Kerry
Ireland’s most easterly county, Kerry, features a coastline of many inlets and peninsulas. It’s also home to the country’s highest mountains – the three peaks of the quaintly-named MacGillycuddy's Reeks range; highest first, they are Carrauntoohil, Beenkeragh and Caher.
The Reeks are part of the Killarney National Park, which covers 26,000 acres, and was Ireland’s first. Californian William Bowers Bourn bought the Muckross estate in 1911 and presented it to the nation in 1932. The park encompasses three island-spotted lakes: Lough Leane, or Lower Lake, Muckross or Middle Lake, and Upper Lake.
Killarney itself has been a popular holiday spot since Victorian times. These days it fills to bursting point in summer and there’s a regular programme of festivals. The stately Catholic Cathedral, St Mary’s, is on the western edge. The oldest public building is Killarney House, which dates back to the 1740s.
Tralee is the county town of Kerry, the northeast gateway to the Dingle Peninsula and known for its Rose of Tralee International Festival. The town was founded in the 13th century by the Earls of Desmond.
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