Killarney in County Kerry

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Killarney (meaning “church of sloes“) is a medium-sized town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane, which is part of Killarney National Park.

The town and its hinterland is home to St Mary’s Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Muckross Abbey, the Lakes of Killarney, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Purple Mountain, Mangerton Mountain, the Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. Its natural heritage, its history and its location on the Ring of Kerry make Killarney a popular tourist destination. Killarney was bestowed the prestigious “Best Kept Town” award in 2007, in a cross-border competition jointly organised by the Department of the Environment and the Northern Ireland Amenity Council. In 2011, it was named Ireland’s tidiest town and the cleanest town in the country by Irish Business Against Litter.

© flickr.com - psyberartist/cc-by-2.0 Ross Castle © NicholasH/cc-by-sa-4.0 Killarney Cathedral © Romeparis/cc-by-sa-3.0 Horse carriages in Killarney © geograph.org.uk - Jeremy Duncan/cc-by-sa-2.0 Boats lined up at Lough Leane © geograph.org.uk - David Medcalf/cc-by-sa-2.0 © flickr.com - psyberartist/cc-by-2.0
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Boats lined up at Lough Leane © geograph.org.uk - David Medcalf/cc-by-sa-2.0
Tourism is by far the largest industry in Killarney. With the exception of Dublin, there are more hotel beds in Killarney than in any other Irish town or city. The tourist population is increasingly diverse, but most of the tourists come from the US, Ireland, the UK, Germany and other European countries. In the summer months, Killarney is busy with tourists visiting the town’s numerous shops and tourist attractions. Many shops are tourist-oriented, with many gift shops around the town. The town centre also offers a wide range of hotels, pubs and restaurants. Killarney is famous for its jaunting cars (horse-drawn carts) operated by local jarvies. Sporting events during the festival included the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, the Killarney Regatta, the 5 km SummerFest Fun Run and the Killarney Races.

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