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Kerry,

county (1991 pop. 121,894), 1,815 sq mi (4,701 sq km), SW Republic of Ireland. The county town is TraleeTralee
, town (1991 pop. 17,862), seat of Co. Kerry, SW Republic of Ireland, on the Lee River. It is a seaport linked with Blennerville on Tralee Bay by a 1-mi-long (1.6-km) canal. Boots, shoes, knitwear, and plastics are produced, and there is a tannery.
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. Kerry consists of a series of mountainous peninsulas that extend into the Atlantic. The shoreline is deeply indented by Dingle Bay, Tralee Bay, and the Kenmare River. Carrantuohill (3,414 ft/1,041 m), in the mountains known as Macgillycuddy's Reeks, is the highest point in Ireland. The streams are short and precipitous, and many bogs exist. The Lakes of KillarneyKillarney,
town (1991 pop. 7,274), Co. Kerry, SW Republic of Ireland. The town, which has mineral-water bottling, footwear, lace, hosiery, woolens, and ornamental ironwork industries, is also a tourist center for the three Lakes of Killarney.
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 are a popular tourist attraction. Farming (oats and potatoes), fishing, sheep and cattle raising, and dairying are the chief occupations. Peat is sold commercially. Footwear is made in Tralee and Killarney. Many well-preserved dolmens, stone forts, round towers, castles, and abbeys still stand. Irish Gaelic is spoken by inhabitants of the Dingle peninsula and the Blasket Islands.

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mountains in southwest Ireland. Maximum elevation, 1,041 m (Carrantuohill). The mountains are composed predominantly of red sandstones; they also contain limestones and shales. The mountains are separated by deep valleys, which extend into the sea and form rias. There is a humid marine climate, with an annual precipitation of up to 2,500 mm. In the valleys up to an elevation of 300–400 m, there are broad-leaved forests with evergreen vegetation in the underbrush; at higher elevations there are peat bogs and heath. Sheep are raised.

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1. a county of SW Republic of Ireland, in W Munster province: mostly mountainous (including the highest peaks in Ireland), with a deeply indented coast and many offshore islands. County town: Tralee. Pop.: 132 527 (2002). Area: 4701 sq. km (1815 sq. miles)
2. a small black breed of dairy cattle, originally from Kerry

Kerry

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John Forbes. born 1943, US politician; Democratic Party candidate in the presidential election of 2004
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