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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 There the Annals of Innisfallen, an important historical document, were written (11th–14th cent.).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 festival allure can best be described by broad smiles and good humour as everyone soaks up the atmosphere in the Bike Village located one mile from Killarney town centre, on the Muckross Road, in the grounds of the Gleneagle Hotel and INEC Arena.
He also appeared at Phoenix Park and Tralee when they were open for business in the 1990s and is Continues page 4 From front page looking forward to his maiden voyage to Killarney.
was the conduit for the Killarney mayor's visit through the men's relationship as cousins.
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.
Where to stay Randles Court Hotel: The Randles Court Hotel is one of the most luxurious four star hotels in Killarney.