Wednesday, August 31, 2011

City facts about Killarney

A beautiful landscape will welcome the St. John’s Choir in Killarney during their 2012 Ireland Performance Tour with Incantato.
Killarney (from the Irish: “Cill Airne” meaning “church of sloes”) is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is located north of the MacGillicuddy Reeks, on the northeastern shore of the Lough Lein/Leane which are part of Killarney National Park. The town and its surrounding region are home to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall and Gap of Dunloe. Killarney was awarded the “Best Kept Town” award for 2007 in a cross-border competition jointly organised by the Department of the Environment and the Northern Ireland Amenity Council. Owing to its 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.
“There’s only the one Killarney” is a song that was recorded by Irish tenor, Patrich O’Hagan. The song was written by Irish songwriter, Dick Farrelly, who wrote the words and music. Killarney appears in another song, titled, “How Can you buy Killarney”, written by Kennedy, Steels, Grant and Morrison, the song was recorded by Joseph Locke among others.

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