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Killarney, Co. Kerry

Killarney (Irish: Cill Airne, meaning "The church of the sloe") is a town in County Kerry that is located north of the MacGillicuddy Reeks, on the northeastern shore of the Lakes of Killarney which are part of Killarney National Park.

Known all over the world for its romantic beauty (Lakes of Killarney, the 25,000 acre Killarney National Park, the Ring of Kerry) the Killarney area has long been a source of inspiration for poets, painters and writers and, despite the commercial tone of the town itself which has been a centre of tourism since the days of the Victorian Grand Tour - the surroundings are stunning and, with a number of the country’s finest hotels in the town and immediate area, it remains an excellent base for exploring the area, or for leisure activities, notably golf.

The three beautiful main lakes are the biggest attraction, while the rugged Gap of Dunloe is in direct contrast to them. Ladies View at Molls Gap between Kenmare and Killarney was declared the "finest view in the land" by Queen Victoria. The area is a paradise for bird watchers with over 120 species being recorded locally. Muckross House and Gardens is a beautiful estate containing a unique collection of antiques and art and afford a tremendous view of the Lakes. While nearby Ross Castle is the gateway to the Lakes it is a fully furnished 14th Century Castle is open to the public with Waterboat cruises available nearby.

When visiting Muckross House at the National Park, The Garden Restaurant (064 314440; www.muckross-house.ie) is open 9-5 daily, all year except Christmas/NewYear, and offers just the kind of good, wholesome food that’s welcome, in attractive surorndings.

Gardens

There is no featured garden in the area

Golf

Ring of Kerry Golf Club - County Kerry Ireland
Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Parkland
The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole parkland course that measures 6,814 yards off the back tees. The course is one of the finest in Ireland and is scenically situated between the Macgillycuddy Reeks and Caha mountains overlook ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Rockcrest
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Kenmare is the home to many great restaurants, pubs and shops. It has many activities for people to take part in including golf, fishing, water based activities, walking, touring wonderful scenic areas or alternatively is a great place just to re ...
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What's On

Blennerville Farmers Market - Co Kerry - Sundays
Sundays, 11am-3pm

Location:

Windmill Car Park, Blennerville, Co Kerry

Contact:

Mary Glynn, Tel: 086 8592468, blennervillefarmersmarket@gmail.com
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Tourist Attractions

Crag Cave - Castleisland County Kerry Ireland
Crag Cave
Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Step into 1 million years of history and wonder at Crag Cave which is renowned as one of the finest examples of a limestone cave in Ireland. Etched over time into a natural wonder, Crag Cave offers an amazing view of how a cave is formed. See inc ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Carrig Country House
Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry
Just off the Ring of Kerry, Frank and Mary Slattery’s delightful Victorian country house is as romantic a location as any bride could wish for, set in acres of secluded lakeside gardens, with its own private jetty. There are churches ne ...
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  • Variety of Breaks at The Malton

    The pillared entrance and ivy-clad facade of this classic Victorian railway hotel in Killarney County Kerry still convey a sense of occasion and they have great special offers on including One night B&B from just €65 per person sharing

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