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County Kerry Ireland, it is a province of Munster, 53 miles long and 41 miles wide, it is bounded by Limerick and Cork, by the Atlantic, and by the Shannon, which separates it from Thomond, and S by Desmond ND the ocean, containing 1,040,487 acres, divided into 84 parishes. Chief rivers, the Cashing, Lane, Roughy, and Mang. The S is a plain, and fertile in corn; but the greater part is mountainous, chiefly adapted for grazing. Considerable quantities of beef, butter, hides, and tallow, are exported. Pop 205,037. Chief town, Tralee.”

 

Not to be missed when visiting is the Killarney National Park, between Killarney and Kenmare, some 26,000 acres of woodland, mountains and lakes a favourite with tourists and locals alike. The area was a particularly popular spot with Queen Victoria in the 19th century and the house, Muckross House, is still there with all its furnishings intact. Overlooking Lough Leane, Ladies View provides one of the most spectacular displays of Kerry’s landscape. The natural beauty of Torc Waterfall, Innisfallen Island and the dramatic MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range are a breath of fresh air for the soul. And then there’s the famous Ring of Kerry touring route, that showcases some of the most spectacular sights and quirkiest towns and villages that Kerry has to offer.

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