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Killarney at a Glance:

Undeniably, Killarney is one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland. Its vibrant colourful streets are but a minute away from lush, verdant forests, sparkling lakes and craggy mountainsides. This, along with a lively night life and a great selection of shops means that there is something for everyone. So be you a students, teacher, staff or visitor here at St. Brigid’s you’re certain to have lots of fun. However, with so much to do, it’s hard to know where to start. Here’s a few suggestions to help you on your way.

Killarney boasts a huge variety of pubs, shops and restaurants that cater for everyone’s needs. The most obvious are those that line the central streets. However, a minutes walk away from the centre is ‘The Outlet Centre’ and for those who like to explore there are some great little shops and cafe’s down our many quaint little alley ways. For a night out there are both clubs and traditional Irish bars with live music.

The beautiful scenery surrounding Killarney town offers plenty of different walks. Hike up the breathtaking ‘Gap of Dunloe’, or view the magnificence and splendour of Torc Waterfall. For something less extreme, there are many pleasurable walking lakeside routes through the forests of Killarney National Park. Killarney also offers an exciting range of activities such as rockclimbing, hill walking, boating, fishing, rowing, golf and much more.

If you’re not exhausted from all the previous activities, view our incredible historical monuments. Ross Castle is intriguing and beautiful to explore inside and out, as is the magnificent Muckross House and Gardens. Furthermore view Killarney’s beauty from a boat on a trip to Inisfallen Island with its crumbling, monastic ruins.

Killarney boasts an excellent transport system, with a train station, bus and taxi service not to mention the horse and carts available for rent. All of these activities and opportunities are easily accessible, but there is so much to do, so you had better make a start.

By: Thea Eldred
Leaving Certificate 2011