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(7/17/01 9:29 pm)

New Post Killarney...Best View?

Hello Everyone!

I have been reading up on Ireland and one place I must see is Killarney. The scenery is supposed to be the best. Mountains...lakes...forests...Can anyone tell me the where is the best view?

Michele Erdvig
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(7/18/01 12:29 am)
New Post My Favorites

Hi Norman,

My favorite panoramic views of Killarney are:

1. The view from Aghadoe
2. Ladies View (on the N71 to Kenmare)
3. The view from the top of Torc Waterfall


Michele :)

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(7/20/01 6:05 pm)
New Post Four Days too Long?

Thanks Michele,

Where is Agadoe? I have read about the others. Do you think that four days is too much time to spend in Killarney? We have 2 weeks total.

Unregistered User
(7/20/01 8:39 pm)

New Post Aghadoe

Aghadoe is on the way to the Gap of Dunloe from Killarney on Rt 562. It about 3 miles outside of town. From Michelle's book it has secular ruins dtg from 7 th century and a 12th century church and round tower. Views of the lakes and Macgillycuddys Reeks are seen. Michele explains it so well in her book that I won't attempt to duplicate it here.

Michele Erdvig
Posts: 143
(7/20/01 11:42 pm)

New Post Four Days in Killarney

Hello again Norman,

irrover's (Michael's) advice is always excellent and much appreciated by all here. But I will tell you exactly how to find Aghadoe. Take the N22 from Killarney toward Tralee. Immediately outside Killarney you will see a sign on your right for the Aghadoe Heights Hotel. Turn left and go up the hill. At the fork go left and contuine up the hill. The ruins at Aghadoe are opposite the hotel. They are not extensive and only the base of the round tower remains but the view can't be beat. Before you go pop into the tourist office in Killarney and pick up the free magazine "Where Killarney". Inside it they have a drawing of the view, which labels and points out everything you can see from Aghadoe. It is my favorite view in the area and can be very lovely at sunset.

As for spending four days in Killarney -- it's not too long. It is in an excellent area for day trips to the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, the Gap of Dunloe and even the Beara Peninsula. You should set aside a day just to enjoy the sights in and around Killarney and then branch out to the day trips of your choice.

By choosing to stay put for a few days at a time in "home bases" around Ireland you cut out the hassle of packing, unpacking and moving on every day. It's nice to know that you will be going back to a cozy B&B or nice hotel at the end of a full day and don't have to search for a new place to stay.



"Ireland Expert"  Michele Erdvig

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