Dinis Cottage & the Meeting of the Waters
Dinis Cottage on Dinis Island in Killarney National Park looks out over the Middle Lake and was built by the Herberts who at one time owned the lands that are now part of Killarney National Park . The cottage has been described as a hunting lodge and a woodcutter's hut and dates back to the 1700s. The Old Weir Bridge and the Meeting of the Waters are within walking distance of the cottage. The windows of the Cottage feature the names of the many who carved their names with their expensive diamonds with the earliest dating back to the mid 1800s.
Getting there - It is possible to walk or cycle through the Muckross peninsula to Dinis. This is a one way route for bicyles as it is a narrow winding road with some dangerous bends and the return journey to Killarney is via the N71. It can also be accessed via a pleasant walk along by the lake from the car park on the N71. approx 6 kilometres from Killarney Town. Boat trips operate to the Cottage from Muckross Boathouse close to Muckross House.