When David and Denise King of Pittsfield visited Ireland in the spring of 2014, they took in many wonderful sights, but the picturesque town of Killarney, nestled among its famous lakes, native woodlands, and high-stacked mountains, took the prize.While there, the Kings hopped on a horse-drawn jaunting car that takes visitors through the National Park to Ross Castle. Their jarvey (driver) was a charming elderly man who had them in stitches throughout their five-mile, 45-minute trip. They were so taken by his kindly ways that David, a skilled artist, took a photo of the amiable man with plans to paint his portrait on their return home.
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Other Killarney Highlights
Gap of Dunloe
One of Kerry’s most popular tourist destinations, the Gap of Dunloe is one Killarney highlight that you will not want to miss. Formed twenty-five thousand years ago during Ireland’s last ice age, this glacial u-shaped valley which stretches 11 kil ...
Muckross Traditional Farms
The Muckross Traditional Farms are located on the Muckross Estate and offer an authentic outdoor interpretation of rural life in Kerry in the 1930’s and 40’s. Set on a real life farm, the experience invites visitors to discover what life was like ...
Killarney House & Gardens
Situated amidst the cosmopolitan landscape of Killarney Town centre lies an oasis of calm in the form of the Killarney House and Gardens. The residence, which dates back to the 18th century was the former home of the McShain Family and the Earls o ...
St. Mary’s Cathedral
Towering over Killarney Town, the medieval St. Mary’s Cathedral is one of Killarney’s oldest and most treasured pieces of architecture. Dating back to the 1840’s, the Cathedral, which was originally designed by famous English Architect, Agustus We ...
Famous for its tranquil beauty, it is difficult to imagine that the Lakes of Killarney were once the setting for mining enterprises at various times over the past four thousand years. Mined for copper, iron, and possibly lead and silver, these metal ...
Situated approximately 7 kilometres from Killarney Town and close to Muckross House on the N71, Torc Waterwall with its enchanting cascades and stunning views is a must visit destination when in Killarney. As well as being a mystical site to behold, ...
Some of the most impressive archaeological remains in Killarney date from early Christian times, and the most important of these is the ancient Monastery found on Innisfallen Island in Lough Léin. This Monastery was founded in the 7th century by St. ...
Muckross House & Gardens
A visit to Killarney, or indeed Kerry, is not complete without a visit to the world renowned Muckross House & Gardens. One of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions, Muckross House is a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of the count ...
Just a short 15-minute walk from Killarney Town, the stone fortress of Ross Castle sits majestically on the edge of Killarney’s Lower Lake. The ancient stronghold was built by the O’Donoghue Mór Clan in the 15th century and was believed t ...