three famous lakes and great mountain ranges, Killarney in County Kerry Ireland has been
the inspiration of poets and painters over many centuries.
Killarney National Park is internationally renowned both for its scenic beauty and
scientific interest. Added to the beauty of the three main lakes are many other lakes in
the folds of the mountains, numerous picturesque cascades and, rising to the west of the
valley, the peaks of MacGillicuddy's Reeks. There are many walks and trails around
Killarney ranging from a two hour tourist trail around the town itself to the 215km (135
miles) long distance walking route ("The Kerry Way") from Killarney around the
Ring of Kerry.
can enjoy various day trips around the area. The Gap of Dunloe Tour is highly recommended
and discovers Killarney at its mystical best, Torc Waterfall is one of the finest
waterfalls in Ireland and Ladies View offers some of the most spectacular views of the
Killarney valley. Visitors without their own transport can travel in the traditional
jaunting-cars, water buses or in modern coaches around the area.
With cars having access only to
Muckross House car
park, the Muckross and Dinis Tour is best done by jaunting-car, bicycle or on foot. The
21km (13 miles) round trip has some of the finest and most beautiful scenery in the
country and affords magnificent views of the Lake District.
There are many places of
interest and of historical importance to visit in Killarney, such as waterfalls, churches
and monuments; the town is an excellent centre for shops and cinema and for the sporting
enthusiast there is angling and water sports, golf, riding, orienteering and canoeing and
much more' for the evenings there are singing pubs, banqueting, cabarets, dancing and
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