Tuesday, September 05, 2017

KILLNARY - Ireland


Expat tours


If you do a 7 day tour around a country of course you can't see everything in details. It just gives you an overview of things to see or to do if you want to come back later.

We stopped in Killarney, which won the Best Kept Town award in 2007, in a cross-border competition jointly organised by the Department of the Environment and the Northern Ireland Amenity Council. In 2011, it was named Ireland's tidiest town and the cleanest town in the country by Irish Business Against Litter. So if you are a very clean person this is the place to live !

Killarney is a town on the shores of Lough Leane in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. It’s a stop on the Ring of Kerry scenic drive, and the start and finishing point of the 200-km Kerry Way walking trail. The town's 19th-century buildings include St. Mary’s Cathedral. Across the bridge from the cathedral is Killarney National Park. Victorian mansion Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms sits in the park.

From our bus I could admire the outstanding beauty of this landscape. Now I understood why green is the symbol of Ireland indeed it's all green  (or rocky)



Even the deepest green over here is not so green as in Ireland. As a leisure painter I should know it.



As far as the eye reached every spot was beautiful and wild.



Rocks in rivers or calm little rivers



To see the most in a short time and also not to get more tired as it was already late afternoon, we rented a carriage which drove us through the park and the coachman explained what we saw.



Of course we had a lot of fun !





We also did a little walk along the mainstreet and stopped in a Pub.



I found this house so nice, I wonder if it was a restaurant



This sign I don't see very often at home !

4 comments:

Lady Fi said...

What fun shots. And so beautiful.

Fun60 said...

It's no wonder they call it the Emerald Isle. Fabulous shots.

Andrew said...

Good photos. The green is very vivid.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very nice photos, that is a beautiful place.

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