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Killorglin is the the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and the venue for Puck Festival(an unusual street festival in Ireland) that takes place every year in August and provide 12 hours of free family street entertainment.

This community is characterized by the increasing list of events throughout year some of them are the world famous Puck Fair, Head of the River Regatta, the mammoth.

Ardfert Cathedral
Ardfert Cathedral
Opening Times:
Early May - Late September
Daily 09:30-18:30
Average length of visit: 1 hour

Ardfert Cathedral is one of our most important ecclesiastical monuments which contain surviving fabric from many periods from the 11th to the 19th Century.
In the 6th century St. Brendan founded a monastery here. There are three medieval churches, an ogham stone and a number of early Christian and medieval grave slabs on the site today. The earliest building is the cathedral which dates from the 12th to 17th centuries, two effigies of ecclesiastical figures of late 13th to early 14th century date are mounted on either side of the east window. Access for people with disabilities to exhibition area and viewing point.

The Blasket Centre
The Blasket Centre
Opening Times:
1st April - 27 October:
Daily 10.00 - 18.00
Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

Located at Tip of Dingle Peninsula, 16km from Dingle. Within sight of the Blasket Islands themselves on a headland, this center was established to highlight the history and culture of the islands. This center celebrates the story of the Blasket Islanders, the unique literary achievements of the island writers and their native language, culture and tradition; you will leave impressed, not only by the forbidding rocks looming off the coast, but by the culture that flourished there until 1953.

Kerry Bog Village Museum
Kerry Bog Village Museum
Opening Times:
All year:
Daily 8:30pm to 6.00pm

Is a unique museum, located on the "Ring of Kerry", will let you know and experience how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th Century.
From the houses, those are exact replicas of those used in Ireland in the early 1800's with special care because old sites were visited, old ruins measured, and old documents consulted; this visit will allow you to experience Ireland history. Facilities the village counts with is a traditional craft shop and a large car park to accommodate coach tours. Full toilet facilities, including disabled facilities, are available too.

Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park
Opening Times:
Jan Feb Mar Nov Dec:
Apr, May, Oct:
Jun Jul Aug:
8:00 – 17:00 8:00 – 18:00 8:00 – 19:00

Located beside the town of Killarney in Ireland, it was the first national park established in Ireland. The Park is also known for its beautiful scenery, The Park is of high ecological value because of the quality, diversity, and extensiveness of many of its habitats.
Killarney National Park gives for the active the opportunity of walking and cycling to see the National Park. Bicycles can be rented in and around Killarney Town; also there is a mining trail in Ross Island. All routes provide the visitor with wonderful views of Killarney's spectacular scenery. Also you can take the magical Gap of Dunloe trip, which involves a boat trip from Ross Castle through the Lower and Middle lakes into the upper lake to Lord Brandon's Cottage.

A visit to Killarney National Park includes
    Muckross House and Gardens and Traditional Farms: Are situated adjacent to Muckross House. These working farms recreate and portray the traditional farming methods, and way of life, of a typical local, rural community of the 1930s.

    Muckross Abbey: If you go to the Muckross House dont miss the Abbey, bacause it has very extensive late Gothic remains. Three of Kerry's four great Gaelic poets are buried inside the Abbey and the fourth (Piaras Feirtear) in the graveyard.

    Torc Waterfall: The Owengarriff River cascades through the wooded Friar's Glen into Muckross Lake. A pretty path winds up to the top of this 18m high waterfall, revealing views of Torc Mountain.

    Dinis Cottage and the Meeting of the Waters: The historical cottage dates back to the 1700s and was once a hunting lodge. It has operated as a tea rooms for more than 200 years.

    Knockreer: Provides fine views of the Lakes and mountains especially from the gardens of Knockreer House. The house, which was the home of the Grosvenor family, is now the field study centre for the National Park.

    Ross Castle: The date of its foundation is uncertain but it was probably built in the late 15th century; it is surrounded by a fortified bawn, its curtain walls defended by circular flanking towers, two of which remain.

    Ross Island: Can be accessed from Ross Castle Car Park and Provides some beautiful woodland walking with excellent views of the mountains and the lower lake.

    Innisfallen Island: Evergreens flourish all over the island and the holly is particularly luxuriant. Near the landing stage are the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey, founded about AD 600 by Saint Faithlean (fallen) and also associated with Saint Finian the leper.

    O'Sullivan's Cascade: One of Killarney's most enchanting beauty spots, this lovely waterfall appears to tumble over a series of natural stone step; according to legend this waterfall once ran not with water, but with whiskey instead.

    Ladies View: Is a scenic point, in Killarney National Park, Ireland. The name apparently stems from the admiration of the view given by Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting.

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