Attenborough Explores Killarney

Killarney featured prominently in a new nature series presented by David Attenborough.

Extensive featuring of Killarney National Park and its deer is a “tremendous boost”, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce said. Currently airing on BCC, the five-part series Wild Isles sees Attenborough focus on the nature across Ireland and Britain for the first time.

Filmed over the course of three years and using the latest technology, the five-part series explores and celebrates different habitats featured including woodlands, grasslands, freshwater and marine.

Episode three, which was broadcast on Sunday, features footage of Killarney National Park, including a fierce battle between two stags during deer rutting season. The programme also explores several walking trails winding through lakes, glens, waterfalls and forests, against a striking mountain backdrop.

Episode three of Wild Isles featuring Killarney National Park is currently available on BBC iPlayer. A later episode of the series, which airs every Sunday at 7pm on BBC One, is set to feature a congregation of basking sharks in early summer off the west coast of Ireland.