Welcome to the Tourism capital of Ireland. Killarneys unique geographic location affords visitors the chance to view un-paralleled sights of nature within relative close proximity. The town of Killarney is nestled in the valleys of the MacGillicuddy Reeks right next to the beautiful Lakes of 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. Killarney’s history, natural beauty and proximity to the Dingle Peninsula, the Skellig Islands, added to its’s location on the Ring of Kerry make it the ultimate destination for those wishing to experience all the Kingdom of Kerry has to offer.
Killarney’s tourism history goes back at to the mid 1700’s when Thomas, 4th Viscount of Kenmare began to attract visitors and new residents to the town. The date of 1747 was used in a recent 250 year celebration 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. This visit also led to the naming of one of Killarney’s best viewing spots “Ladies View” where you get an all-encompassing view of the splendor of the Lakes of Killarney.
Killarney’s Tourism industry has always stayed loyal to the Ireland’s Heritage, meaning that you can experience many traditional Irish offerings such as music, food & clothing. It is seen by many people in Ireland as the best town in the country to go to for a weekend away.
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