Killarney, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF KILLARNEY, COUNTY KERRY
Killarney was the first Tourist Destination in Ireland and has a tradition of welcoming visitors for almost three centuries. Monarchs, Poets, Artists, Writers and Composers have visited and been inspired by the unique and unsurpassed beauty of the region.
Killarney is a veritable treasure chest of Heritage and History - including the remains of one of Western Europe's oldest Bronze Age Copper Mines on Ross Island, early Christian Monastic settlements in Aghadoe and Inisfallen, the wonderful restored 15th century Ross Castle, preserved ruins of the 15th Franciscan Abbey at Muckross, 19th century Victorian Muckross House and Gardens, Augustine Welby Pugin's beautiful 19th century St Mary's Cathedral (inspired by Salisbury Cathedral), Tradition 1930's Working Farm Community at Muckross, and much much more.
It is situated in the heart of the beautiful south-west of Ireland. The breathtaking beauty of the landscape, the majestic mountains and mystical lakes combine to make Killarney the ultimate jewel in ‘quality holiday destinations’. It’s world famous National Park and Muckross House Gardens offer wonderful experiences never to be forgotten. Killarney is truly - ‘A place for all Seasons’.
Killarney can be easily accessed by Road and Rail and with its own Regional Airport (Kerry), it can be reached by scheduled Air Service directly from the UK or, from most international locations, via scheduled Air Services from Dublin. Charter flights also regularly use Kerry Airport. Killarney is also well served by Road and Rail from the International Airports of Dublin (4 1/2 hours), Shannon (1 3/4 hours) and Cork (1 1/4 hours) and, a choice of 4 Ferry Ports on the East and South Coast of Ireland.
Ireland’s National Bus Service, serves Killarney from all parts of Ireland. Killarney has a number of major Independent Coach Operators for Incoming Groups and the town has an excellent Taxi Service.
Killarney has the most extensive range of quality accommodation in Ireland. Whether you require a Luxury Multi-Star Hotel, a modern Guesthouse, an intimate Bed & Breakfast, Self-Catering Accommodation, a Budget room or Hostel, or top class Caravan & Camping facilities Killarney has it all in a variety of splendid locations, within the town, in rolling parkland, on the lake shore or in unspoilt rural countryside. For the independent traveller or for the largest of groups, Killarney has the highest quality accommodation options to meet every requirement.
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