For those who live in Dublin, the first option would be Phoenix Park. It is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe and there are many walk and cycle trails to enjoy inside the park.
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park
Only 2 hours drive from Dublin, you can visit Lough Key Forest & Activity Park. This park is covered by forest and woodland and is home to many species of wildlife.
Connemara National Park
A great option for a weekend escape would be Connemara National Park. The park is approximately 4 hours drive from Dublin and it covers 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains and grasslands.
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Another great option for Dubliners would be the Wicklow Mountains National Park which is one of the largest National Parks in Ireland and the only one located in the east of the country.
Almost 5 hours drive from Dublin is the Gleninchaquin Park. The park has walks and hiking trails and is home to breath-taking views and a waterfall!
Killarney National Park
Lakes, gardens, walking & hiking trails, wildlife…Find them all at the Killarney National Park that is located in the south and west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry, approximately 4 hours drive from Dublin.
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is 4 hours drive from Dublin offering walking trails, gardens and vast areas of pristine nature. The most popular attraction of the park would be the Glenveagh Castle.
Ballycroy National Park
Ballycroy National Park is one of the few parks in Ireland that allow camping under certain conditions and it is also home to rich fauna and flora.
Burren National Park
Burren National Park offers a rich wildlife of amphibians, birds, butterflies, mammals, fish and reptiles. Almost 3 hours drive from Dublin.
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