Killarney is a beautiful town in the heart of County Kerry, located on the Ring of Kerry.
It is hugely popular with tourists the world over, with its picturesque setting at the foot of the MacGillycuddy Reeks, alongside Killarney National Park and its lakes, and the beautiful Torc Waterfall.
The National Park comprises 10,000 hectares, with its unique ecosystem, playing home to red deer and native species of oak, among other native species.
A monastery on nearby Innisfallen Island founded in 640 by St. Finian the Leper. It was occupied until the monks were dispossessed of the abbey in 1594 by Elizabeth I.
Ross Castle was built on the lakeshore in the late 15th century by the local ruling clan, the O’Donoghues Mor (Ross). The castle changed hands during the Desmond Rebellions of the 1580s to the Mac Carty Mor.
The lovely town centre offers a wide range of hotels, pubs and restaurants. Killarney is also famous for its horse-drawn carts operated by local jarvies.
The town also plays host to the International Rally of the Lakes each May.
There is a monument in the town, as well as a grove of trees in Killarney National Park, dedicated to Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, responsible for saving 6,500 Allied soldiers and Jews.
Killarney is also home to the INEC concert hall, with events and concerts catering to every demographic all year round.
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