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Ross Castle is located at the Edge of Lough Leane in Killarney National Park, just outside Killarney town in County Kerry. The castle is a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages. The date of its foundation is unsure but it was probably built in the late 15th century by one of the O'Donoghue Ross Chieftains.
You can take a boat trip from the lake shore at the Castle out onto the Killarney lakes, where you are guaranteed to see some of the most breathtaking scenery this beautiful county has to offer.
Kerry the Kingdom is a must-see stop for travellers who really want to understand Ireland and appreciate its wealth of history....
General Description: Situated in a beautifully restored 19th century Georgian residence, the Centre features a unique audio-visual interpretative museum on the North Kerry Writers including John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, George Fitzmaurice, Brendan Kennelly and Maurice Walsh. Also includes the Literary Café and Restaurant, a gift & book shop, archival library, and annual arts & literary programmes. Seanchaí is a museum of words & spirit where the imaginative worlds of the great Kerry writers are evoked. Direction: Located on the N69 Tralee to Limerick route, 27 km. from Tralee and 12 km. from the Shannon Car Ferry....
Across the road from the friary is Killegy Churchyard. A large cross marks the grave of Henry Arthur Herbert, builder of Muckross House, who died in 1866. The 18th century reconstructed church was built as a mortuary chapel for Maurice Hussey of Cahernae, late Colonel in the army of James II, who died in 1714. The original church on the site was probably the 12th-13th century parish church....
The Kerry Museum and the Geraldine Experience can be found in Tralee’s Ashe Memorial Hall, located at the end of Denny Street. As one of the towns top tourist attractions, the museum is always busy making the experience that little bit more authentic as all the people around you become as engrossed in 15th century living as you.
Follow the museums chronological route where you will meet Kerry’s first settlers in the Late Mesolithic site at Ferriter’s Cove on the Dingle Peninsula. Here you will learn of Kerry’s archaeology and history. Every artefact that you encounter has its own story to tell varying from a beautiful sunflower pin worn by the fashion-conscious in the Bronze Age, to the duelling pistols used by Daniel O’Connell, The Liberator, in the early 19th century.
The Geraldine Experience provides each visitor a unique vision of what medieval Tralee was. Hop on board a 'time car' and you will be taken back to 1450 to see how the people lived, the rats that roamed the streets, the effects that illness had on people and even smell the stench of the 15th century town....
St John's Literary and Arts Centre is located in St John's, a gothic style church, in Listowel Square. The centre includes a theatre, exhibition areas, Tourist Information Office and coffee shop. St. John's Literary Heritage section graphically traces the unique literary tradition of North Kerry. Evidence of its importance is vivid in today's Ireland as exemplified by the large number of contemporary writers indigenous to the area, i.e. John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, Brendan Kennelly and J.A. Gaughan.
Cultural activities are an integral part of the Centre which features theatrical activities, the vsiual arts on exhibition, poetry readings and varios musical events. Calendar of events available from the Centre or by contacting Tourist Information Offices....
The Abbey was erected on the site of an older monastery some time after 1216 by Geoffrey de Marisco for the Canons Regular of St. Augustine. The Abbey was dedicated to Our Blessed Lady and by 1302 it was the third richest monastery in the Diocese of Ardfert with its Prior being a Lord of Parliament.
Only the church, with a single long nave, remains. The windows, doors and niches made from sandstone can be dated to the 13th century, while the limestone work including the fine east window were inserted in the 15th century. The Abbey was suppressed in 1576 and the domestic buildings to the south were destroyed by Cromwell's soldiers....
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