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|Ardfert Cathedral - Ardfert
A monastery was founded here by St. Brendan, The Navigator, in the 6th century. There are three
medieval churches, an ogham stone and a number of early Christian and medieval grave slabs on the
site today. The earliest building is the cathedral which dates from the 12th-17th centuries. It has
a fine Romanesque west doorway, a magnificent 13th century east window and a spectacular row of nine
lancets in the south wall. Two effigies of ecclesiastical figures of late 13th-early 14th century
date are mounted on either side of the east window.
|Derrynane House - Caherdaniel*
Derrynane House is the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman. Situated
on 120 hectares of parklands on the scenic Kerry coast, the House displays many relics of O'Connell's
life and career.
|Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium - Dingle
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium is situated in the spectacular Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry. A visit
to the Aquarium is a must for young and old, we offer a fun day out for all. Oceanworld is
something more than an aquarium full of spectacular fish life. Dingle Oceanworld enshrines and
encapsulates this timeless respect for the sea and the conservation and protection of the
fascinating creatures that live in it.
|The Blasket Centre - Dunquin*
The Blasket Centre in Dún Chaoin, on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, celebrates the story of the
Blasket Islanders, the unique literary achievements of the island writers and their native language,
culture and tradition. Sadly the Great Blasket was abandoned in 1953 as a result of the decline of its
once vibrant population.
|Killarney National Park - Killarney*
The National Park comprises of 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) of beautiful lake and mountain scenery.
The Park is famous for its' native natural habitats and species including oakholly woods, yew woods
and red deer.
|Muckross Friary - Killarney*
This Franciscan Friary was founded in the 15th century and is in a remarkable state of preservation.
The tower was added after the church was built and is the only Franciscan tower in Ireland which is
as wide as the church. The cloister and its associated buildings are complete and an old yew tree
stands in the centre. The monks were finally driven out by the Cromwellians in 1652.
|Muckross House - Killarney*
Within Killarney National Park is Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland's
leading stately homes. The elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry,
while downstairs in the basement one can experience the working conditions of the servants employed
in the House.
|Muckross Traditional Farms - Killarney*
Muckross Traditional Farms preserves in real life the farming traditions of rural Ireland in the past.
Three separate working farms, with a range of farm animals including traditional Kerry cows and farm
machinery will help you relive the past. Muckross Traditional Farms takes you back to a time before
the advent of electricity when all work was carried out using traditional methods. Meet and chat with
the farmers and their wives as they go about their daily work in the houses, on the land, and with the
|Ross Castle - Killarney*
This Castle may be considered a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the
Middle Ages. The date of its foundation is uncertain but it was probably built in the late 15th
century by one of the O'Donoghue Ross chieftains. It is surrounded by a fortified bawn, its curtain
walls defended by circular flanking towers, two of which remain. Much of the bawn was removed by the
time the Barrack building was added on the south side of the castle sometime in the middle of the
* Pictures; courtesy of photographic unit of the department of environment, heritage and local government.
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