"Every tourist in Ireland will desire to visit the far-famed and beautiful Lakes of Killarney: they are, indeed, par excellence, the glories of its scenery, and surpass, in a rare combination of grandeur and of loveliness, all other parts of the British dominions.” —Mr. & Mrs. S.C. Hall in The South and Killarney (1853)
Located in County Kerry, Ireland, the Lakes of Killarney are part of the Killarney National Park, the first national park established in Ireland in 1932. Other popular attractions within the park include Muckross Abbey (pictured above), Ross Castle, and Innisfallen Island. The visitor center at Muckross House receives over 250,000 visitors each year.
Ruins of Muckruss Abbey Killarney (1854).
Pictures in colour of the Lakes of Killarney and South of Ireland (1900).
The South and Killarney (1853) by Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hall.
Lakes of Killarney (Wikipedia)
Killarney National Park (Wikipedia)
Killarney National Park (official site)