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County Kerry
Contae Chiarraí
Coat of arms of County Kerry
Location
centerMap highlighting County Kerry
Statistics
Province: Munster
County Town: Tralee
Code: KY
Area: 4,746 km²
Population (2006) 139,616
Website: www.kerrycoco.ie

County Kerry (Irish: Contae Ciarraí) is a county in the south west of Ireland, in the Munster province of the Republic of Ireland, informally referred to as The Kingdom. It has an area of 4,746 km² (1,832 sq mi), and is bordered by County Limerick to the east and by County Cork to the south-east. The county town is Tralee. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... map File links The following pages link to this file: County Kerry Kerry North Kerry South Wikipedia:Irish wikipedians notice board/Archive07 Categories: GFDL images ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 24,607. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference Q828141 Statistics Province: Munster County: Elevation: 37 m Population (2006)  - Town:  - Rural:   20,258  1,932 Website: www. ... A number plate for a car registered in 2001 in County Dublin Index marks on Number plates in the Republic of Ireland issued since 1987 have the format YY-CC-SSSSSS where the components are: YY — a 2-digit year (e. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Statistics Area: 24,607. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Limerick Code: LK Area: 2,686 km² Population (2006) 183,863 (including Limerick City); 131,303 (without Limerick City) Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Cork Code: C (CK proposed) Area: 7,457 km² Population (2006) 480,909 (including City of Cork); 361,766 (without Cork City) Website: www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference Q828141 Statistics Province: Munster County: Elevation: 37 m Population (2006)  - Town:  - Rural:   20,258  1,932 Website: www. ...


One of Ireland's most famous towns, Killarney, is located in Kerry. The county has two national parks, the Killarney Lakes and Dingle Peninsula. The tip of the Dingle Peninsula is the most westernly point in mainland Ireland. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Lough Leane Lough Leane (Irish Loch Léin) is the largest of the Lakes of Killarney, with Mucross Lake and the Upper Lake upstream of it. ... Dingle Peninsula as viewed from Banna Strand The Dingle Peninsula (Irish: Corca Dhuibhne) is located in County Kerry and is the most westerly point of the Republic of Ireland. ... Dingle Peninsula as viewed from Banna Strand The Dingle Peninsula (Irish: Corca Dhuibhne) is located in County Kerry and is the most westerly point of the Republic of Ireland. ...

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Geography

Kerry, on the south-west of Ireland, faces the Atlantic Ocean and typical of the Atlantic coast, features many peninsulas and inlets, principally the Dingle Peninsula, the Iveragh Peninsula, and the Beara Peninsula, shared with neighbouring County Cork. The county is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the north by the River Shannon. A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body that is surrounded by water on three sides. ... Dingle Peninsula as viewed from Banna Strand The Dingle Peninsula (Irish: Corca Dhuibhne) is located in County Kerry and is the most westerly point of the Republic of Ireland. ... Iveragh is a peninsula of County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. ... The Beara peninsula in Ireland is the southernmost of the main peninsulas on the south-west coast. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Cork Code: C (CK proposed) Area: 7,457 km² Population (2006) 480,909 (including City of Cork); 361,766 (without Cork City) Website: www. ... Carrick-on-Shannon-Bridge Leitrim Shannon-Bridge Offaly The River Shannon (Irish: altenatively Sionna), Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connacht) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ...


The Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula is a popular route for tourists and cyclists. The pedestrian version is the scenic Kerry Way which follows ancient paths generally higher than that adopted by the Ring of Kerry. Ring of Kerry The Ring of Kerry is a tourist trail in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. ... Iveragh is a peninsula of County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. ... The Kerry Way is the longest (215km) signposted walking trail in the Republic of Ireland, and is situated in County Kerry. ...

Dingle Peninsula
Dingle Peninsula

Kerry contains two of the three highest mountains in Ireland, Carrauntoohill, part of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range and Mount Brandon, part of the Slieve Mish range. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (6424x960, 930 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): County Kerry Wikipedia:Featured pictures visible Dingle Peninsula User talk:Darwinek Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs 06... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (6424x960, 930 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): County Kerry Wikipedia:Featured pictures visible Dingle Peninsula User talk:Darwinek Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs 06... Carrauntoohill (IPA [ËŒkærÉ™nˈtuːl]; Irish: Corrán Tuathail), also spelt Carrantuohill and in various other ways, is a mountain located in County Kerry, Ireland, and is the highest peak in Ireland. ... Carrantuohill (centre, 1039 m), the highest peak in Macgillycuddys Reeks. ... Mount Brandon or the Brandon Mountain (Irish: Sliabh Bhreandáin) is a mountain on the Dingle Peninsula, in Co. ...


The Lakes of Killarney in the centre of the county are a scenic tourist attraction. Lough Leane The Lakes of Killarney are a renowned scenic attraction located near Killarney, County Kerry Ireland. ...


Just off Kerry's coast are a number of islands, including the Blasket Islands, Valentia Island and the Skelligs. Skellig Michael is a World Heritage Site, famous for the medieval monastery clinging to the island's cliffs. Location map of the Blasket Islands The Blasket Islands (Na Blascaoidí in Irish - etymology uncertain: it may come from the Norse word brasker, meaning a dangerous place) are a group of islands off the west coast of Ireland, forming part of County Kerry. ... Valentia Island (Dairbhre in Irish), is one of Europes westernmost inhabited locations, lying off the Iveragh Peninsula in the southwest of County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. ... SE landing on Great Skellig Skellig Michael Little Skellig Little Skellig seen from Skellig Michael The Skellig Islands are two small, steep and rocky islands lying about 16 km west of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. ... Skellig Michael (from Sceilig Mhichíl in the Irish language, meaning Michaels rock), also known as Great Skellig, is a steep rocky island about 15 kilometres west of the coast of County Kerry, Ireland. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... Monastery of St. ...


Kerry contains the extreme west point of Ireland Dunmore Head on the Dingle Peninsula, or including islands, Tearaght Island, part of the Blaskets. The most westerly inhabited area of Ireland is Dunquin, on the Dingle Peninsula. This is a list of the extreme points of Ireland, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location. ... Tearaght Island is an uninhabited island situated to the west of the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry. ... Dunquin, (Irish Dún Chaoin) is a village in the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area). ...


The River Feale, the River Laune and the Roughty River flow through Kerry, into the Atlantic. Bridge over the River Feale at Listowel The River Feale (Abhainn na Feile in Irish) rises near Rockchapel in the Mullaghareirk Mountains of County Cork in the southwest of Ireland and flows northwestwards through Abbeyfeale and Listowel in County Kerry before finally emptying into the Mouth of the Shannon by... The River Laune, is a river in County Kerry, Ireland, which flows from Lough Leane, one of the Lakes of Killarney, towards Killorglin and onwards into Dingle Bay. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ...


It also has numerous volcanoes owing to its location on the north-atlantic ridge.


Towns & parishes

Space Radar Image of the Iveragh Peninsula
Space Radar Image of the Iveragh Peninsula

The towns of Tralee, Killarney and Listowel are administered by their respective Town Councils and are separate administrative entities from Kerry County Council. However each town elects representatives to the County Council. Download high resolution version (3295x1662, 1797 KB)PIA01848: Space Radar Image of County Kerry, Ireland 18 mb tiff avaialble at http://photojournal. ... Download high resolution version (3295x1662, 1797 KB)PIA01848: Space Radar Image of County Kerry, Ireland 18 mb tiff avaialble at http://photojournal. ... Iveragh is a peninsula of County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday [[speech. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference Q853233 Statistics Province: Munster County: Elevation: 72 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   218  905 Abbeydorney (Mainistir Ó dTorna in Irish) is a village in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. ... Annascaul, or Anascaul, (Abha na Scáil in Irish) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. ... Ardfert (Ard Fhearta in Irish) is a parish in the barony of Clanmaurice, County Kerry, Ireland, anciently in the territory of Ui Fearba/Hy Ferba. ... West view of St. ... Ballybunion (Irish: Baile an Bhuinneánaigh) is a coastal village in County Kerry, Ireland, 15 km (9 miles) from the town of Listowel. ... Rattoo round tower Ballyduff (Irish An Baile Dubh, or Black village) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland with a population of 614 (CSO 2002). ... Ballyferriter (Baile an Fheirtéaraigh in Irish) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. ... Kerry Head Ballyheigue (Irish: Baile Uí Thaidhg) is a coastal village in County Kerry in the province of Munster, Ireland. ... Ballylongford (Béal átha longphúirt, or “Ford-mouth of the anchorage” in Irish) is a small village, near Listowel in north County Kerry, Ireland. ... Ballymacelligott (In Irish: Bailemhicealagóid) is a local parish in the north of County Kerry, Ireland. ... Brosna is a parish situated in the Sliabh Luachra area of County Kerry, Ireland. ... Caherdaniel (Cathair Dónall in Irish) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. ... Cahersiveen (Cathair Saidhbhín in Irish), or Caherciveen is a town in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... Castlegregory (Irish Caisléan Ghriaire) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Causeway (An Tóchar in Irish) is a village in County Kerry in the province of Munster, Republic of Ireland. ... Derrynane (Irish Doire Fhionain) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference Q445012 Statistics Province: Munster County: Population (2006) 1,920  John Street, Dingle Dingle (Irish: or ) is a town in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland, on the Atlantic coast some 50 km west-south-west of Tralee and 80 km west-north... Dunquin, (Irish Dún Chaoin) is a village in the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Fenit is a village with a mixed function sea port, close to Tralee Town in County Kerry, in the South West of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Finuge (Irish Fionnóg) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. ... Gneeveguilla is a small village in County Kerry, Ireland . ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... Kilflynn (Irish: Cill Flainn) is a village north of Tralee, in north County Kerry, Ireland. ... Kilgarvan is a small village in County Kerry, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Knightstown (An Chois in Irish) is the largest settlement on Valentia Island, County Kerry, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Lisselton (Irish: x, meaning y) is a village in County Kerry,Ireland. ... Bridge over the River Feale at Listowel Listowel Castle Listowel (Lios Tuathail, Tuthails fort, in Irish) is a market town in County Kerry, Ireland, and is situated on the River Feale, 28 km (17 miles) from the county town, Tralee. ... Lixnaw (Irish Lixnaw) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Moyvane (Irish: Maigh Mheáin, meaning main or middle plain) is a small village in County Kerry in the south west of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Sneem (Irish: An tSnaidhm) is a town situated on the Iveragh Peninsula (part of the Ring of Kerry) in County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference Q828141 Statistics Province: Munster County: Elevation: 37 m Population (2006)  - Town:  - Rural:   20,258  1,932 Website: www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Waterville (An Coireán in Irish) is a town in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland, situated on the west coast of Ireland, on the Iveragh peninsula. ...


Other places in the county include:

View of Ceann Sibéal with An Triúr Deirfiúr, Ard na Caithne in the background Ard na Caithne, meaning height of the arbutus or strawberry tree, (formerly also known as Smerwick in English, a name which lost all legal standing under the Placenames Order (Gaeltacht Regions) 2004 ) in... Brosna is a parish situated in the Sliabh Luachra area of County Kerry, Ireland. ... Sliabh Luachra is a region in Ireland, located around the River Blackwater, on the Cork/Kerry Borderland. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Cork Code: C (CK proposed) Area: 7,457 km² Population (2006) 480,909 (including City of Cork); 361,766 (without Cork City) Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Limerick Code: LK Area: 2,686 km² Population (2006) 183,863 (including Limerick City); 131,303 (without Limerick City) Website: www. ... Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic politically divided between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ... Dingle Peninsula Location map of the Dingle Peninsula The Dingle Peninsula (Irish: Corca Dhuibhne) is located in County Kerry and is the most westerly point of the Republic of Ireland. ... Dingle Peninsula as viewed from Banna Strand The Dingle Peninsula (Irish: Corca Dhuibhne) is located in County Kerry and is the most westerly point of the Republic of Ireland. ... Gaeltacht regions in Ireland Gaeltacht (pronounced ; plural Gaeltachtaí) is an Irish word for an Irish-speaking region. ...

Climate

The North Atlantic Current, part of the Gulf Stream, flows north by Kerry and the west coast of Ireland, resulting in milder temperatures than would otherwise be expected at the 52 North latitude. This means that subtropical plants such as the strawberry tree and tree ferns, not normally found in Northern Europe, thrive in the area. There are a number of gardens in the county, open to visitors. Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 682 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 682 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Lough Leane The Lakes of Killarney are a renowned scenic attraction located near Killarney, County Kerry Ireland. ... The North Atlantic Current (North Atlantic Drift and the North Atlantic Sea Movement) is a powerful warm ocean current that continues the Gulf Stream northeast. ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... Binomial name Arbutus unedo L. The Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo L.) is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the family Ericaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe north to western France and Ireland. ... Tree Fern refers to any fern that grows with a trunk elevating the fronds above ground level. ...


Because of the mountainous area and the prevailing south-westerly winds, Kerry is among the regions with the highest rainfall in Ireland. Due to its location, the area is the site of a weather reporting station on Valentia for many centuries. The Irish record for one-day rain-fall is 243.5mm, recorded at Cloore Lake, in Kerry in 1993.[1] In meteorology, precipitation is any kind of water that falls from the sky as part of the weather. ...


In 1986, the remnants of Hurricane Charley crossed over Kerry as an extratropical storm causing extensive rainfall, flooding and damage. Hurricane Charley, the third tropical storm and second hurricane of the 1986 Atlantic hurricane season, was a weak hurricane that brought extensive damage to Ireland and Great Britain after becoming extratropical. ... Extratropical is a term used in advisories and tropical summaries to indicate that a cyclone has lost its tropical characteristics. ...


History

In the 15th Century, the majority of the area now known as County Kerry was part of the County Desmond, the west Munster seat of the Earl of Desmond, a branch of the Hiberno-Norman Fitzgerald family, known as the Geraldines. (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... County Desmond was an historic county of Ireland on the south-western coast of Ireland. ... The title of Earl of Desmond has been held historically by lords in Ireland, first as a title outside of the peerage system and later as part of the English-controlled Peerage of Ireland. ... The term Hiberno-Norman is used of those Norman lords who settled in Ireland, admitting little if any real fealty to the Anglo-Norman settlers in England. ... Fitzgerald or FitzGerald is a Hiberno-Norman surname, meaning son of Gerald. It may refer to: People Barry Fitzgerald (1888–1961), Irish actor. ... The FitzGeralds are a Hiberno-Norman dynasty, and have been Peers of Ireland since at least the 13th century. ...


In 1580, during the Second Desmond Rebellion, one of the most infamous massacres of the Sixteenth Century, the Siege of Smerwick, took place at Dún an Óir near Ard na Caithne (Smerwick) at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula. The 600-strong Italian, Spanish and Irish papal invasion force of James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald was besieged by the English forces and massacred. Events March 1 - Michel de Montaigne signs the preface to his most significant work, Essays. ... The Second Desmond rebellion was the more significant and widespread of the two Desmond Rebellions launched by the Fitzgerald dynasty of the Desmond area of Munster, Ireland in the 1560s. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... The Second Desmond rebellion was the more significant and widespread of the two Desmond Rebellions launched by the Fitzgerald dynasty of the Desmond area of Munster, Ireland in the 1560s. ... View of Ceann Sibéal with An Triúr Deirfiúr, Ard na Caithne in the background Ard na Caithne, meaning height of the arbutus or strawberry tree, (formerly also known as Smerwick in English, a name which lost all legal standing under the Placenames Order (Gaeltacht Regions) 2004 ) in... Dingle Peninsula as viewed from Banna Strand The Dingle Peninsula (Irish: Corca Dhuibhne) is located in County Kerry and is the most westerly point of the Republic of Ireland. ... The Second Desmond rebellion was the more significant and widespread of the two Desmond Rebellions launched by the Fitzgerald dynasty of the Desmond area of Munster, Ireland in the 1560s. ... James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald, a member of the sixteenth century ruling Geraldine dynasty in the province of Munster in Ireland, rebelled against the crown authority of Queen Elizabeth I of England in response to the onset of the Tudor re-conquest of Ireland and was deemed an archtraitor. ...


In 1588 when the fleet of the Spanish Armada in Ireland were returning to Spain during stormy weather, many of their ships sought shelter at the Blasket Islands and some were wrecked. The Spanish Armada in Ireland refers to the descent upon the coast of Ireland in September 1588 of a large portion of the 130 strong fleet sent by King Philip II of Spain for the invasion of England. ... Location map of the Blasket Islands The Blasket Islands (Na Blascaoidí in Irish - etymology uncertain: it may come from the Norse word brasker, meaning a dangerous place) are a group of islands off the west coast of Ireland, forming part of County Kerry. ...


Culture

As a region on the extremity of Ireland, culture of Kerry was less susceptible to outside influences and is principally associated with Irish traditional music, song and dance. Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic politically divided between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ...


Kerry is also known for its senior gaelic football team which is the most successful Gaelic footballing team in Ireland winning the Sam Maguire cup 34 times, with the next nearest team Dublin on 22 wins. See also the List of Kerry All-Ireland Football Finals. The Kerry County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Kerry GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kerry. ... Gaelic football (Irish: Peil or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, Gaelic or GAA (gah), is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ... The Sam Maguire Cup is the name of the Cup that Gaelic football-teams play for in the final of the Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the premier knockout competition in the game of Gaelic football played in Ireland. ... The Spire at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Kerry won the Sam Maguire Cup, The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in: Kerry County Crest Kerry County GAA Crest 1903 1904 1909 1913 1914 1924 1926 1929 1930 1931 1932 1937 1939 1941 1944 1946 1953 1955 1959 1962 1969 1970 1975 1978 1979 1980 1981 1984 1985 1986...


The county has three local newspapers: The Kerryman and The Kerry's Eye, published in Tralee; and The Kingdom, published in Killarney. The county has a commercial radio station, Radio Kerry, which commenced operations in 1990. The Kerryman is a weekly local newspaper published in Tralee, County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. ... Radio Kerry is a full service, licensed radio station that operates from the franchise area of County Kerry in Southwest Ireland. ...


Transport

Kerry is accessible by road, rail, sea and air. The main National Primary Routes into Kerry are the N21 road from Limerick and the N22 road from Cork both terminating in Tralee. The N23 road from Castleisland to Farranfore also connects these roads. Within Kerry, the well-known Ring of Kerry follows the N70 road, a National Secondary Route which circles the Iveragh Peninsula and links at Kenmare with the N71 road to west Cork. Bus Eireann operates an extensive bus service network on routes throughout the county with connection hubs in Killarney and Tralee. A typical Irish road sign in Mullingar, County Westmeath Ireland, both north and south of the border, has an extensive network of roads. ... The N21 road is a National Primary Route in Ireland, forming part of the overall route from Limerick to Tralee. ... The N22 is a road in Ireland through Kerry and Cork counties, from Tralee in the west through Killarney, Macroom and Ballincollig to Cork City in the east. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Munster County: Area: 37. ... The N23 road is a National Primary Route in the Republic of Ireland, and is located entirely in County Kerry. ... Ring of Kerry The Ring of Kerry is a tourist trail in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. ... A National Secondary Route is a category of road in the Republic of Ireland. ... A National Secondary Route is a category of road in the Republic of Ireland. ... A National Secondary Route is a category of road in the Republic of Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Cork Code: C (CK proposed) Area: 7,457 km² Population (2006) 480,909 (including City of Cork); 361,766 (without Cork City) Website: www. ... Bus ireann, or Irish Bus, provides bus services in Ireland outside Dublin. ...


Kerry is served by rail at Tralee, Farranfore and Killarney which connect to Cork and Dublin, via Mallow. Most rail services in Ireland are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland, and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland. ... The Spire at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Mallow is the common name of several closely related genera of plant in the family Malvaceae: Althaea – Marsh mallow Callirhoe – Poppy mallow Kosteletzkya – Seashore mallow Lavatera – Tree mallow or rose mallow Malacothamnus – Santa Cruz Island bush-mallow Malva – Mallow Malvaviscus – Turks cap mallow Sidalcea – Greek mallow Sphaeralcea – Globemallow Plants...


Branch line services existed to each of the peninsula (Beara, Iveragh and Dingle) and also to the north of the county. They were closed during the rationalisations of the 1950s and 1960s. These included services to:
-Dingle via Tralee, a narrow-gauge railway, closed in July 1953
-Kenmare via Headford Junction (8 miles outside Killarney), closed in February 1960
-Valentia via Farranfore (the Gleesk Viaduct near Kellsis still exists), also closed in February 1960
-Listowel (and Abbeyfeale, Newcastlewest and Adare) were served via the North-Kerry line, which extended from Tralee to Limerick. Passenger service ceased in 1963, freight in 1983 and the lines were pulled up in 1988.
1906 Viceregal Commission rail map of Ireland Irelands extensive rail network was largely dismantled during the 20th Century Map of Irish rail network between 1925 and 1930 This article is part of the history of rail transport by country series The history of rail transport in Ireland began only... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Tralee and Dingle Light Railway was a 31 mile narrow gauge (3 foot) railway running between Tralee and Dingle in County Kerry on the west coast of Ireland. ...


Listowel to Ballybunion had the distinction of operating experimental Lartigue Monorail services from 1882 to 1924. A 500m section was re-established in 2003. The Lartigue Monorail system was invented by the French engineer Charles Lartigue (1834-1907). ...


A road-car route, the Prince of Wales Route, was a link from Bantry to Killarney, operated by the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway as a service for tourists. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway (CBSCR) was one of the major Irish railways. ...


Kerry Airport is located at Farranfore in the centre of the county and has operated scheduled services since 1989. Destinations served as of 2006 are Dublin, London, Manchester, Lorient and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport operated by Aer Arann and Ryanair. Kerry Airport (IATA: KIR, ICAO: EIKY), or Aerphort Chiarraí in Irish, often called Farranfore Airport, is an airport in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Manchester shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Greater Manchester Admin HQ Manchester City Centre Founded 13th Century City Status 1853 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Manchester City Council Area  - Borough & City 115. ... This article is about The place Lorient in France. ... For the NATO Military use of this facility, see Hahn Air Base Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (German: Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn) (IATA: HHN, ICAO: EDFH) is a commercial airport located 10 km (6. ... Aer Arann is a privately-held regional airline based in Dublin, Ireland. ... Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin; however, its biggest operational base is at London Stansted Airport. ...


Fenit harbour near Tralee is a regional harbour capable of handling ships of up to 17,000 tonnes. Large container cranes from Liebherrs in Killarney are regularly exported worldwide. A rail-link to the port was closed in the 1970s. The harbour at Dingle is one of Ireland's secondary fishing ports. Fenit is a village with a mixed function sea port, close to Tralee Town in County Kerry, in the South West of Ireland. ... The Liebherr Group is a German manufacturer established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference Q445012 Statistics Province: Munster County: Population (2006) 1,920  John Street, Dingle Dingle (Irish: or ) is a town in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland, on the Atlantic coast some 50 km west-south-west of Tralee and 80 km west-north...

See also: :Category:Transport in Kerry

Septs, families and titles

A number of Irish surnames are derived from septs who hail from the Kerry area, such as Falvey, McCarthy, O'Connor, O'Moriarty, Clifford , McGrath, O'Carroll, O'Sullivan, O'Connell, O'Donoghue, O'Shea, Quill, Stack, Sugrue, Tangney and Walsh. A family name, or surname or last name, is the part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ... Falvey is a surname which is derived from OFailve, a Gaelic name which literally means lively, pleasant, sprightly, merry, cheerful and according to another historian, joker. Other derivatives of OFailve has continued in the forms of O’Failbhe, O’Falvie, O’Falvy, O’Failie, O’Falvey, Falvey, Fealy... McCarthy (a variant of MacCarthy) is a common surname that originated in Ireland and is in fact the most common of all the names which uses the prefix Mac or Mc, meaning son of. ... // OConnor may refer to several different topics: Cian OConnor (b. ... Clifford is both a given name and a surname that applies to a number of individuals or places. ... McGrath or MacGrath may refer to: // [edit] Geography McGrath, Alaska McGrath, Minnesota McGrath Elementary [edit] Christianity Alister McGrath (born 1953), Anglican theologian Desmond McGrath, Canadian politician and Catholic priest Patrick Joseph McGrath (born 1945), Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose in California [edit] Music Bob McGrath (born 1933), singer Gunner... OCarroll is an Irish family name with significant historical importance. ... Ronnie OSullivan (born 5 December 1975) is a professional snooker player. ... OConnell can refer to: // Anthony OConnell, American bishop Arthur OConnell (1908-1981), American actor Charlie OConnell, American actor Christian OConnell, English radio DJ Dáithí Ó Conaill (David OConnell) (1938-1991), IRA member Daniel OConnell (1775-1847), Irish politician Daniel P. OConnell, American... Donohoe family crest Donohoe is an Irish surname, reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnchadha ‘descendant of Donnchadh’, a personal name (sometimes Anglicized as Duncan in Scotland), composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + cath ‘battle’. Spelling variations include: Donoghue, Donaghoe, Donaho, Donahoe, Donough, Donahue, Donahow, Doneghoe, Donehue... OShea is a popular surname and could refer to: Alicia OShea Petersen, Tasmanian suffragist. ... Quill (or Quille) is an anglicised version of the Irish surname Coll, Coill, and OCoill, all of which mean wood, forest or shrub. ... Look up Stack in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Division of Tangney is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Western Australia. ... Walsh has several meanings: Walsh, Colorado Walsh County, North Dakota Walsh code Walsh matrix Walsh function Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio Mount Walsh National Park This page or section lists people with the surname Walsh. ...


The area was also home to the Hiberno-Norman families, the FitzMaurices and the Desmonds, a branch of the FitzGeralds. The term Hiberno-Norman is used of those Norman lords who settled in Ireland, admitting little if any real fealty to the Anglo-Norman settlers in England. ... County Desmond was an historic county of Ireland on the south-western coast of Ireland. ... Fitzgerald or FitzGerald is a Hiberno-Norman surname, meaning son of Gerald. It may refer to: People Barry Fitzgerald (1888–1961), Irish actor. ...


Titles in the British Peerage of Ireland with a family seat in Kerry are The Peerage of Ireland the term used for those peers created by British monarchs in their capacity as Lord or King of Ireland. ...

Viscount Valentia appears to have been associated with lands in County Armagh, rather than Kerry Knight of Kerry is one of three British hereditary knighthoods, all of which existed in Ireland since feudal times. ... The title of Earl of Kenmare was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1801. ... The title of Earl of Kenmare was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1801. ... The title of Earl of Kenmare was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1801. ... The title of Earl of Kenmare was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1801. ... Sir Valentine Browne, of Crofts, Lincolnshire, (later of Ross Castle, Killarney) was an English politician. ... The title of Earl of Desmond has been held historically by lords in Ireland, first as a title outside of the peerage system and later as part of the English-controlled Peerage of Ireland. ... The title of Marquess of Lansdowne was created in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1784 for William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, the former Prime Minister. ... The title of Marquess of Lansdowne was created in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1784 for William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, the former Prime Minister. ... The title of Marquess of Lansdowne was created in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1784 for William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, the former Prime Minister. ... Sir William Petty (May 27, 1623 – December 16, 1687) was an English economist, scientist and philosopher. ... The title Earl of Kerry was created in 1723 for Thomas Fitzmaurice, the holder of the ancient Irish barony of Kerry, which was created in the thirteenth century. ... The title Earl of Kerry was created in 1723 for Thomas Fitzmaurice, the holder of the ancient Irish barony of Kerry, which was created in the thirteenth century. ... The title Earl of Kerry was created in 1723 for Thomas Fitzmaurice, the holder of the ancient Irish barony of Kerry, which was created in the thirteenth century. ... The Earldom of Listowel was created in 1822 in the Peerage of Ireland. ... Baron Ventry is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. ... Viscount Valentia is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Armagh Area: 1,254 km² Population (est. ...


Attractions

Kerry, with its mountains, lakes and Atlantic coastline is among the most scenic areas in Ireland and is among the most significant tourist destinations in Ireland. Killarney is the centre of the tourism industry, which is a significant element of the economy in Kerry. Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday [[speech. ...


The Kerry Way, Dingle Way and Beara Way are walking routes in the county. The Kerry Way is the longest (215km) signposted walking trail in the Republic of Ireland, and is situated in County Kerry. ... A longdistance coastal walking trail that runs al along the coast of Beara Island. ...


Attractions include:

Historic sites of Kerry: Lough Leane The Lakes of Killarney are a renowned scenic attraction located near Killarney, County Kerry Ireland. ... Ring of Kerry The Ring of Kerry is a tourist trail in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. ... Carrauntoohill (IPA [ˌkærənˈtuːl]; Irish: Corrán Tuathail), also spelt Carrantuohill and in various other ways, is a mountain located in County Kerry, Ireland, and is the highest peak in Ireland. ... Mount Brandon or the Brandon Mountain (Irish: Sliabh Bhreandáin) is a mountain on the Dingle Peninsula, in Co. ... Location map of the Blasket Islands The Blasket Islands (Na Blascaoidí in Irish - etymology uncertain: it may come from the Norse word brasker, meaning a dangerous place) are a group of islands off the west coast of Ireland, forming part of County Kerry. ... Fenit Harbour is the port of Tralee, the administrative capital of County Kerry, in the south west of Ireland. ... The Uragh Stone Circle. ...

Eightercua is a four-stone alignment (stone-row) Megalithic tomb, dated c. ... Muckross House, Killarney, County Kerry Muckross House is located in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. ... Ross Castle Ross Castle Ross Castle is the ancestral home of the ODonoghue clan. ... Gallarus Oratory The Gallarus Oratory is believed to be an early Christian church located on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland. ... Skellig Michael (from Sceilig Mhichíl in the Irish language, meaning Michaels rock), also known as Great Skellig, is a steep rocky island about 15 kilometres west of the coast of County Kerry, Ireland. ...

Notable residents

Historical figures Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday [[speech. ...

Associated People Daniel OConnell Daniel OConnell (6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847) (Irish: Dónal Ó Conaill), known as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was Irelands predominant political leader in the first half of the nineteenth century who championed the cause of the down-trodden Catholic population. ... The Earl Kitchener The Right Honourable Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, ADC, PC (24 June 1850–5 June 1916) was a British Field Marshal, diplomat and statesman. ... For Victoria Cross recipient, see Thomas Joseph Crean. ... Cover of Cremins biography Irelands Wartime Diplomat Con Cremin (b. ...

Political Figures Theobald Wolfe Tone Theobald Wolfe Tone, commonly known as Wolfe Tone (20 June 1763 - 19 November 1798) was a leading figure in the Irish independence movement. ... Sir Roger David Casement CMG (Irish: Ruairí Mac Easmainn[1]) (1 September 1864 – 3 August 1916) was an Irish patriot, poet, revolutionary and nationalist by inclination. ...

Sporting figures Richard Spring (born August 29, 1950 in Tralee County Kerry), is a businessman and former senior Irish politician. ... Martin Ferris (born February 1952) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician and a former Provisional IRA member (volunteer). ... Joe Higgins (born 1 May 1949) was the Socialist Partys sole TD (member of the Irish Dáil Éireann), representing Dublin West. ...

Literary and Musical figures Mick O’Connell (born 4 January 1937) is a former Irish sportsperson. ... Pat Spillane was a famous sportsman in Ireland who played Gaelic football for the Kerry senior football team in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Tadhg Kennelly (born 1 July 1981) is a former Gaelic football player from Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, who is now a backline Australian Rules football player for the Sydney Swans, in the AFL. He is the son of Tim Kennelly, a former champion footballer with Kerry. ... Mick Doyle is the name of: Mick Doyle, Irish rugby player and coach Mick Doyle, Irish Kickboxer trainer and coach This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

Julia Clifford (June 19, 1914 – June 18, 1997) was a fiddler and Irish traditional musician. ... Canon James Goodman (1828-1896) was a collector of Irish music. ... John Brendan Keane (July 21, 1928–May 30, 2002) was an Irish playwright, novelist and essayist from Listowel, County Kerry. ... Brendan Kennelly (born 1936) is a popular Irish poet, and novelist. ... Denis Murphy (November 14, 1910 - April 7, 1974) was an Irish fiddler and noted traditional musician. ... Padraig OKeeffe (Irish: Padraig OCaoimh) (1887 – 1963) was a noted Irish traditional musician. ... Peig Sayers (1873 - 1958) was an Irish author. ...

Politics

Kerry is currently represented by six TDs returned from two constituencies. The currently elected (2007 General Election) TDs are: A Teachta Dála (Irish for Dáil Deputy, pronounced chock-ta dawla) is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower chamber of the Irish Oireachtas or National Parliament. ... The Irish general election of 2007 took place on 24 May 2007 after the dissolution of the 29th Dáil by the President on 29 April 2007, at the request of the Taoiseach. ...


Kerry North: The Kerry North parliamentary constituency is located in the northern half of County Kerry, Ireland, taking in Tralee, Listowel, and Castleisland. ...

Kerry South: Jimmy Deenihan (born September 1952) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. ... Fine Gael (IPA: , though often anglicised to ) (approximate English translation: Family or Tribe of the Irish) and officially, Fine Gael - The United Ireland Party, is the second largest political party in the Republic of Ireland, presently forming the largest opposition party in the Dail (Irish Parliament), and claims a membership... Martin Ferris (born February 1952) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician and a former Provisional IRA member (volunteer). ... For pre-Arthur Griffith use of the political name, see Sinn Féin (19th century). ... Thomas (Tom) McEllistrim III (born 1968) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. ... Fianna Fáil - The Republican Party (Irish: ), commonly referred to as Fianna Fáil (IPA ; traditionally translated by the party into English as Soldiers of Destiny, though the actual meaning is Soldiers [Fianna] of Ireland[1]), is currently the largest political party in Ireland with 55,000 members. ... The Kerry South parliamentary constituency is located in the southern half of County Kerry, Ireland, taking in Killarney, Caherciveen and Kenmare. ...

John ODonoghue (Irish: ; born 28 May 1956 in Caherciveen, County Kerry) is a senior Irish Fianna Fáil politician and is the current Ceann Comhairle (speaker) of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas and a Teachta Dála for Kerry South. ... Tom Sheahan is an Irish Fine Gael politician. ... Fine Gael (IPA: , though often anglicised to ) (approximate English translation: Family or Tribe of the Irish) and officially, Fine Gael - The United Ireland Party, is the second largest political party in the Republic of Ireland, presently forming the largest opposition party in the Dail (Irish Parliament), and claims a membership... Jackie Healy-Rae (born 1 March 1931) is an Independent Irish politician. ...

Ecology

The herbarium DBN (Herbarium National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin)[1] contains specimens from the Kerry coast. A list of algal records from County Kerry is given in (Cullinane, 1973 p.58 - 83).[2]


References

  1. ^ http://www.met.ie/climate/rainfall.asp
  2. ^ Cullinane, J.P. 1973. Phycology of the South Coast of Ireland. University College Cork.

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