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Killarney
Cill Airne
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
52°03′32″N 9°30′26″W / 52.0588, -9.5072
Irish Grid Reference
V969909
Statistics
Province: Munster
County: County Kerry
Elevation: 50 m
Population (2006)
 - Town:
 - Rural:
 
13,426 
3,505
Website: www.killarney.ie

Killarney (Irish: Cill Airne, meaning "The church of the sloe") is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is located north of the MacGillicuddy Reeks, on the northeastern shore of the Lough Leanne which are part of Killarney National Park. The town is home to St. Mary's Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Torc Waterfall and Gap of Dunloe. It is a sister city of Cooper City, Florida and Concord, North Carolina. Killarney is the name of several places around the world: Killarney, Manitoba Killarney, Zimbabwe Killarney, Ontario Killarney, Queensland Killarney, South Africa Killarney (neighbourhood) in Vancouver, Canada This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Global Positioning System (GPS) is currently the only fully functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 24,607. ... For much of its history, the island of Ireland was divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). Two historical counties, County Desmond and County Coleraine, no longer exist. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Tralee Code: KY Area: 4,746 km² Population (2006) 139,616 Website: www. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Tralee Code: KY Area: 4,746 km² Population (2006) 139,616 Website: www. ... Macgillicuddys Reeks (Na Cruacha Dubha, meaning The Black Tops) are a mountain range in County Kerry, Ireland. ... The Lakes of Killarney as viewed from Ladies View Killarney National Park (Irish: ) is located beside Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. ... St. ... Ross Castle Ross Castle Ross Castle is the ancestral home of the ODonoghue clan. ... Muckross Abbey Muckross Abbey is one of the major ecclesiastical sites found in the Killarney National Park. ... Cooper City is a city located in Broward County, Florida, USA. The city is named for Morris Cooper, who founded the community in 1959. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ...


Thanks to its world-class natural heritage, history and proximity to the Dingle Peninsula, Skellig Michael island and its location on the Ring of Kerry, Killarney is a popular tourist destination.
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Transport

Killarney is served by National Primary Route N22 (north to Tralee and Castleisland, south to Cork) and National Secondary Route N72 (west to Killorglin, east to Waterford). A directional road sign in the Republic of Ireland on an other road (not a national road) at Portlaoise, County Laois, including patches for national roads and advance warning of bridge height restrictions. ... 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: , Statistics Province: Munster County: Area: 37. ... A directional road sign in the Republic of Ireland on an other road (not a national road) at Portlaoise, County Laois, including patches for national roads and advance warning of bridge height restrictions. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ...


There are train services to Tralee, Limerick, Cork and Dublin operated by Iarnród Éireann. Bus Éireann provides bus services to Limerick (and onwards to Dublin), Tralee, Cork, Kenmare and Skibbereen. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference R574572 Statistics Province: Munster County: Area: 20. ... 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. ... 1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the national passenger railway system in Ireland. ... Bus Éireann, or Irish Bus, provides bus services in the Republic of Ireland with the exception of those operated entirely within the Dublin Region, which are provided by Dublin Bus. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... Skibbereen (Irish: An Sciobairín) in Ireland is known as the capital of West Cork. ...


Kerry International Airport, in Farranfore between Tralee and Killarney, provides an increasing number of air services. Cork International Airport, easily accessible by bus or rail, also serves the Kerry region. Kerry Airport (IATA Airport Code: KIR), often called Farranfore Airport, is an airport in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... 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. ... Cork Airport (IATA: ORK, ICAO: EICK) or Aerfort Chorcaí in Irish. ...


Sport

Killarney has three Gaelic football teams: Dr. Crokes, Killarney Legion and Spa. The rural hinterland has a large number of Gaelic football teams, such as Kilcummin, Fossa, Firies, Glenflesk and Gneeveguilla. All these teams compete in the Kerry County league and the East Kerry Championship (O'Donoghue Cup) and league. Gaelic football (Irish: Peil or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, Gaelic or GAA (gah), is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ... Senior Club Championships Dr. Crokes is a Gaelic Football club based in Killarney 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. ...


Dr Crokes are the most successful of these teams, with the most notable triumphs being the capture of the All-Ireland Club Championship in 1992 and the Munster Club Championship in 1991 and 1990. The club has also won the County Championship on 6 separate occasions, the last being in 2000.


Dr Crokes are the only club in Killarney with a hurling team, which has had some important successes, most recently winning the Kerry Intermediate Hurling Championship in 1999 and 2001. For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ...


Killarney Rugby Club competes in the Munster Junior 1 League Division 3.


Killarney Cycling Club is involved in road racing, cross country mountain biking, and has had recent success in downhill mountain biking. Racer Greg Minnaar During a MTB Downhill Championship Downhill cycling (DH) is a gravity-assisted time trial mountain biking event. ...


Killarney has a proud and historic rowing tradition. There are six active rowing clubs in the town, who share a common history in Ireland's oldest surviving regatta, the Killarney Regatta, which is held annually on the first or second Sunday in July. The six clubs are Commercial RC (Killarney), Flesk Valley RC, Fossa RC, Muckross RC, St. Brendan's RC and Workmen RC. The style of rowing seen at the regatta is traditional, fixed seat rowing in wide, wooden 6 person boats. Since the eighties, a number of the clubs have moved toward coastal type rowing and modern 'slide' or Olympic style rowing. Rowing refers to several forms of physical activity: For rowing boats in general, see Watercraft rowing. ...


Muckross Rowing Club is the most successful of the clubs, having developed into a full time 'sliding' club with 24 National Championships (since 1996) at various levels from Junior to Senior. A number of members of the club have also been selected to row for Ireland and have competed successfully at the Home International Regatta, Coupe de la Jeunesse, World Rowing Championships and Olympic Games. Paul Griffin and Sean Casey, members of Muckross Rowing Club and Cathal Moynihan, a former member, are Irish World Championship rowers. Paul Griffin, racing in Irish Mens Lightweight Four, finished sixth at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, won a silver medal at the 2005 World Championships and a bronze at the 2006 World Championships. He was also (as a member of the Lightweight Four) overall category winner of the 2006 World Cup Rowing series. Sean Casey is currently a member of the Irish Heavyweight Four which won the 'B' final (seventh overall) at the 2006 World Championships and won bronze at the 2006 Munich World Cup Regatta. Cathal Moynihan made his international Senior debut in the Mens Lightweight Four at the 2007 Linz World Cup Regatta in Austria. The Home Countries International Regatta is a rowing regatta held every year for the countries of the British Isles - England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. ... This year Coupe was graced by the presence of (the legend that is) Adam Kene. ... The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... (Redirected from 2004 Olympic Games) The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, commonly known as the 2004 Summer Olympics were the 28th Summer Olympic Games. ...


Tourism

Tourists near Ross Castle.
Tourists near Ross Castle.


Tourism is by far the largest industry in Killarney. With the exception of Dublin, there are more hotel beds in Killarney than in any other Irish town or city. The tourist population is increasingly diverse however a significant proportion of tourists originate from the USA, Ireland, the UK, Germany and other European countries. Killarney's tourism history goes back at least to the mid 1700s, when Thomas, fourth Viscount Kenmare, began to attract visitors and new residents to the town. The date of 1747 was used in recent 250-year celebrations to honour the history of Killarney tourism. A visit by Queen Victoria in 1861 gave the town international exposure, which it has enjoyed ever since. In the Summer months, Killarney is busy with tourists perusing the town's numerous shops and tourist attractions. Many shops are tourist oriented with many gift shops around the town. The town centre also offers a wide range of hotels, pubs and restaurants to cater for every requirement. Killarney is also famous for its jaunting cars (horse drawn carts) operated by local jarvies. Tourists can avail of jaunting car rides and a guided tour of the town's attractions offered by the jarvies. Killarney SummerFest[1] is a highlight of the year in the town, featuring outdoor and indoor concerts from major Irish and international acts. Previous acts include Snow Patrol, The Cranberries, Bryan Adams, The Corrs, Westlife, Tom Jones, Kris Kristofferson and David Gray. This year Pink headlines the festival, supported by Director. Other events in this year's SummerFest include a Fringe Festival, performances of the Broadway musical FAME, parades, workshops, charity events including the annual Black Tie Ball, a busking competition and a hot air balloon meet. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... 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. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 27 July 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. ... The Corrs are a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Celtic folk-rock and pop rock group from Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. ... Westlife is an Irish pop music group, formed in 1998. ... Tom Jones can be: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, a novel by Henry Fielding Tom Jones (movie), by Tony Richardson People Sir Tom Jones (singer) Tom Jones (writer), musicals T.G. Jones, Thomas George Jones, a footballer for Everton Wales Tom Jones (auto racer), a one-time Formula... Kristoffer Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an influential American country music songwriter, singer and actor. ... David Gray can refer to: David Gray (mass murderer); see Aramoana massacre David Gray (poet) (1838-1861) David Gray (musician) David Gray (snooker player) David Gray (rugby player) David Gray (journalist), CBC Newsworld anchor David Gray (bassist in the British band Akercocke) See also David Grey, American poker player This... The use of the word pink as a color first occurred in the 17th century to describe the light red flowers of pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus. ... Look up director in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Attractions

Lakes of Killarney, Killarney National Park, Muckross House, The Black Valley, Aghadoe Lough Leane The Lakes of Killarney are a renowned scenic attraction located near Killarney, County Kerry Ireland. ... The Lakes of Killarney as viewed from Ladies View Killarney National Park (Irish: ) is located beside Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. ... Muckross House, Killarney, County Kerry Muckross House is located in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. ... The Black Valley in County Kerry, is a remote location in the MacGillycuddys Reeks situated south of the Gap of Dunloe and north of Molls Gap. ... Aghadoe is a large townland overlooking the town and lakes of Killarney in Ireland. ...

Ross Castle: this square medieval tower, built by the O'Donoghues on the shores of Lough Lein in the 15th century, is beautifully situated. Now restored, the castle houses a fine collection of 16th and 17th century oak furniture.
Image File history File links Rosscastle3. ... Ross Castle Ross Castle Ross Castle is the ancestral home of the ODonoghue clan. ...


Ross Castle is the departure point for boat tours on Lough Lein.


Nightlife

Killarney is a popular destination for partygoers. Killarney's nightspots are often busy seven days a week during the summer months, when the population of the town and the surrounding area increases significantly. The places most commonly visited are Mustang Sallys, McSorleys, Scruffys, Scotts, Charlie Foleys and the Grand Hotel, which is particularly popular with American tourists during the summer.


Rally Of The Lakes

Every year in the first weekend of May the town is host to the international Rally of the Lakes. The rally brings spectators in their thousands to watch the top tarmac rally crews do battle over the classic stages of the southwest.


People from Killarney


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Killarney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (593 words)
Killarney (Irish: Cill Airne, meaning "The church of the sloe") is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland.
The town is in a deep valley in the MacGillicuddy Reeks, beside the Lakes of Killarney and part of the Killarney National Park.
Killarney's nightspots are often busy 7 days a week during the summer months when the population of the town and the surrounding area increases supposedly 4 fold.
Ireland, Kerry,Killarney,Ring of Kerry, accommodation in kerry, vacation in ireland (199 words)
KILLARNEY (Cill Airne: The Church of the Sloes).
Killarney was a Church foundation from the 5th or 6th Century, house settlement began here from around 1500.
Killarney itself is a lively hub of activity, with many hotels, restaurants, pubs, discos, along with outlets for renting bikes, cars and the famous jaunting cars.
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