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Killarney

Killarney is a town in County Kerry surrounded by a wonderland of mountains and lakes – a landscape so beautiful it is known as ‘Heaven’s Reflex’. A popular holiday spot, this scenery has inspired numerous poets, painters and writers over the years. Killarney played an important part in early Irish history – its first significantly historical settlement was the monastery on Innisfallen Island in 640. Tourism goes back to at least the mid-18th Century, when Thomas fourth Viscount Kenmare (Lord Kenmare), courted visitors to Killarney and a visit by Queen Victoria in 1861 secured its international appeal. It is a great base from which to explore the ravishing south-west of Ireland, which is perfect for those who love outdoor activities such as golf, hiking, cycling, fishing and horse-riding. Aside from Dublin, Killarney has more hotel beds than any other Irish town or city. There are a number of restaurants, shops and gift shops – particularly in summer months – and the town is also famous for its horse-drawn carts and sporting events such as the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, the Killarney Regatta, the 5km SummerFest Fun Run and the Killarney Races. 

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G. K. Chesterton

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