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Killarney,

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. The lakes occupy a wooded valley stretching south between the mountains. Lough Leane or Lower Lake is the largest; it has about 30 islands. The largest island is the "sweet Innisfallen" of Thomas MooreMoore, Thomas,
1779–1852, Irish poet, b. Dublin. He achieved prominence in his day not only for his poetry but also for his love of Ireland and personal charm. A lawyer, he was for a time registrar of the admiralty court in Bermuda.
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's poem. On the island are the ruins of an abbey founded c.600 by St. Finian. There the Annals of Innisfallen, an important historical document, were written (11th–14th cent.). The ruins of the 15th-century Muckross Abbey lie on the shore of Muckross Lake (Middle Lake or Lough Torc), which has picturesque waterfalls and limestone caves. Upper Lake is the third lake. In the town is the cathedral of the diocese of Kerry, designed by A. W. PuginPugin, Augustus Charles
, 1762–1832, English writer on medieval architecture, b. France. His writings and drawings furnished a mass of working material for the architects of the Gothic revival. Among them is Specimens of Gothic Architecture (2 vol., 1821–23).
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Killarney

a town in SW Republic of Ireland, in Co. Kerry: a tourist centre near the Lakes of Killarney. Pop.: 13 137 (2002)
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The 39-year-old actor was joined at the ceremony in Muckross House in the stunning Killarney National Park by his Oscar-winning partner Alicia Vikander.
They are well used to welcoming visitors here, it was a favourite of Queen Victoria and now Killarney is one of the most popular tourist towns in Ireland.
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VISIT Killarney with Stena Line to enjoy beautiful lakes and stunning scenery.
ADRIVE round the spectacular 100-plus miles of the fabled Ring of Kerry was a nice bonus to a golf trip to the south west of Ireland, where we played links courses Waterville and Dooks, and two parkland tracks Killeen and Mahony's Point at the delightfully named Killarney Golf and Fishing Club.