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Killarney - Beautiful Lakes and Scenery in Ireland

Killarney is a market town in County Kerry in southwest Ireland and is famous for it's beautiful lakes and scenery. The lakes are surrounded by woods and most of the district lies within a national park. The lake nearest the town, Lough Leane, has 30 islands and on one of them stands the ruined Ross Castle, once the home of a great chieftain named The O'Donoghue. Further out in the lake is the lovely, wooded island of Innisfallen with the ruins of an abbey founded in the 6th century. Here, probably in the 13th century, the monks wrote a famous history book in Irish and Latin, called the Annals of Innisfallen. Between Lough Leane and the middle lake are the ruins of Muckross Abbey, founded by Franciscan friars in about 1448 and later twice sacked by English soldiers. A wooded channel called the Long Range leads to the upper lake, the most beautiful of the three.

To the south is the Gap of Dunloe, a pass between the mountains called Macgillycuddy's Reeks and the Purple Mountains. At the entrance to the Gap is an inn called Kate Kearney's cottage (Kate Kearney was once a famous local beauty).

Scotts Hotel Killarney

Scotts Hotel in Killarney, Ireland

Scotts Hotel in Killarney has been a landmark in the heart of town for decades and is perfectly located to experience the local sights and attractions, local bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. This elegant and traditional hotel offers 120 stylish guestrooms, including a selection of suites and self catering apartments, complimentary underground parking and free Wi-Fi access. At Scotts Hotel, which is an ideal County Kerry base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way, Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park, you get a Best Rate Guarantee and you can easily upgrade to a Deluxe Suite.
Scotts Hotel in Killarney

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