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Ireland nature and Beauty is famous throughout the world
Ireland is called 'The Emerald Isle', and with good reason. It is blessed with the most superb natural beauty. Ireland's temperate climate is mild enough that you can find bamboo and palm trees in the southwestern parts of the country.
Kerry is known in particular for this beauty and as a result has become one of the most popular places for tourists to visit. It is indeed a sight to behold. Kerry has successfully marketed this natural beauty and magical atmosphere, and has become the most popular destination outside of Dublin.
Kerry is located in the south western tip of Ireland. It has a rugged landscape of mountainous peaks and scenic Lakeland valleys. Kerry is home to Ireland's highest mountain, Carrantouhil at 1039m situated in the heart of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks forming a beautiful backdrop to the Killarney National Park.
Killarney town was developed by Lord Kenmare in the 18th century, Killarney quickly developed itself into one a firm base for Ireland's tourist industry. People have been coming to this beautiful spot, from all over the world for the past two hundred years or so. Killarney town itself is very popular and has lots to offer both locals and tourists alike. It is an excellent base for exploring the region and is the main port of call for many touring along the Ring of Kerry.
Below are some of the beautiful sights to behold in the National park.
The main attraction of the National Park for visitors is Muckross House and Gardens. The house which is presented as a late 19 th century mansion featuring all the necessary furnishings and artifacts of the period is a major visitor attraction. Its grounds are kept so beautifully and it is free to roam around the grounds during the day.
The National Park also features Killarney House and Gardens and Knockreer House which is the education centre of the park.
Killarney National Park contains many features of national and international importance such as the native oak woods and yew woods together with an abundance of evergreen trees and shrubs. It is internationally renowned both for its scenic beauty and scientific interest. The native red deer are unique in Ireland with a presence in the country since the last Ice Age.
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.
Torc Waterfall is 4 Miles from Killarney Town and be accessed from the main road of through the Killarney National Park. There are numerous walks that lead to the most magnificent waterfalls as shown below.
Ross Castle is situated on the edge of Killarney's lower lake and was built by O'Donoghue Mór in the 15th century. Legend has it that O'Donoghue still exists in a deep slumber under the waters of Lough Leane. On the first morning of May every seven years he rises from the lake on his magnificent white horse and circles the lake. Anyone catching a glimpse of him is said to be assured of good fortune for the rest of their lives. The large rock at the entrance to the bay is known as O'Donoghue's prison. Ross Castle was the last stronghold in Munster to hold out against Cromwell. http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/South-West/RossCastle/
Visitors can enjoy a variety of 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.
A very popular tourist attraction in Killarney town and local areas is the jaunting cars. They offer a variety of trips around the local area and parks. 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 offers some of the most beautiful scenery.
Killarney offers a myriad of attractions in the midst of glorious scenery. It offers superb amenities and attractions for all ages. The following list are just some of these:
• hill and nature walking,
• pony trekking,
• horse racing,
• shopping and entertainment.
Killarney has an excellent range of shopping amenities. There is a great variety of shops from traditional craft shops and gift shops to chic fashion shops, outdoor stores, music shops and a lot more. The Killarney Outlet Centre is considered to be Ireland's Premier Outlet Centre, and is conveniently situated in the centre of Killarney.
Killarney offers a huge selection of places to eat. These come in all shapes, sizes and varieties. Restaurants available range from simple but wholesome food to expensive and exotic haut cuisine. The types of cuisine to be found here include, Italian, Chinese, & continental. For lunches and breakfast there are cafe's and bar's which offer varied menus to suit all tastes and ages. Due to the fact that Killarney is close to the sea they offer a great selection of Sea food restaurants.
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