Killarney the town is in a deep valley in the MacGillicuddy Reeks, beside the Lakes of Killarney and part of the Killarney National Park. It is home to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Torc waterfall and Innisfallen Island, the location of a ruined monastery. Thanks to its history, natural interest and proximity to the Dingle Peninsula, Skellig Michael island and its location on the Ring of Kerry, Killarney is a popular tourist destination.
Local areaKillarney’s tourism history goes back at least to the mid 1700′s, when Thomas Fourth Viscount Kenmare began to attract visitors and new residents to the town. The date of 1747 was used in recent 250 year celebrations to honour the history of Killarney tourism. A visit by Queen Victoria in 1861 gave the town international exposure which it has enjoyed ever since.
In the town there are many pubs offering traditional music sessions. A good selection of fine restaurants, serving excellent food, is also available. It is seen by many people in Ireland as the best town in the country to go for a weekend.
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