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Lakes of Killarney & Ring of Kerry

Lakes of Killarney & Ring of Kerry

Lakes of Killarney & Ring of Kerry

The Lakes of Killarney (Cill Airne in Irish) are a renowned tourist site situated in Central to Killarney National Park, in southwestern Ireland, continue as a top destination is one of the main factor that keeps the town and area alive.

Covering almost a quarter of the Park's area, the world famous Lakes of Killarney consist in three lakes, known as the Upper Lake, Muckross Lake (Middle Lake) and Lough Leane (Lower Lake), all of them are joined at the "meeting of the waters", a popular area for visitors to the Park.

A trip to this complex will take you near 14 hours, to complete the tour; also whenever you go, Killarney is bound to be busy. It might be best to avoid the town during July and August and any Irish bank holidays.

Killarney promotes its-self as the gateway to the Ring of Kerry, another top destination. The Ring of Kerry,mystical Celtic tourist trail through some of the best scenery in Ireland ;consists in a route that starts and ends in Killarney (That is why it's known as Ring), Co Kerry and covers over 170km of stunning scenery around the Iveragh Peninsula. After departing from Killarney, the route passes through Kenmare, Sneem, Watervill, Cahersiveen and Kilorglin to name but a few towns along the way. During the first part of this trip, Muckross House and the Gap of Dunloe are attractions you can't miss while Ross Castle, Lough Leane and the Ladies View are other notable options.

Along the Ring of Kerry you can consider to see this atractions: Gap of Dunloe, Bog Village, Rossbeigh Beach, Cahersiveen Heritage Centre, Derrynane House, Skellig Experience, Staigue Fort, Kenmare Lace, Molls Gap, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall, Muckross House, The Blue Pool, Ross Castle, Ogham Stones, St Mary’s Cathedral, Muckross Abbey, Franciscan Friary, Kellegy Church, O’Connell Memorial Church, Sneem Church and Cemetery, Skellig Michael, Beehive Cells and the Stone Pillars marking an important grave. Also The Ring of Kerry has some of the finest beaches in Europe .The tour provides you an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland places like the Iron Age Forts & Ogham Stones, Old Monasteries and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago are just a sample. Visitors to Ireland should not miss a trip to the beautiful Ring of Kerry, it is possible to complete this trail in one day, but to do so you will have to miss too many attractions.

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