Ireland O'rama(Irelandorama)
Images of Kerry

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The Ring of Kerry is a world famous touristic destination, 200 km long, going along the coasts of Iveragh peninsula from Killorglin in the north to Kenmare in the south.   Between these two towns, in the countryside, Killarney National Park also is a highly touristic site, with its 10 000 hectares of luxuriant vegetation, lakes, mountains, and the magnificent Muckross House.


The road on the Ring of Kerry offers many beautiful viewpoints, just as this one after Waterville, a small seaside resort situated on the isthmus between Lough Currane and the ocean

Viewpoint on Ring of Kerry near Waterville



Ireland is a rural country where open-air cattle farming is part of all landscapes. Cows, sheeps, horses freely wander whatever the relief is.

Ireland is well-known for the quality of its meat and is very proud to have experienced no case of "Mad Cow Disease".



Cows admiring viewpoint
Fields falling into the sea


Peat bogs are a natural specifity of Irish land. Resulting from decomposition, over long periods of time, of tree roots in damp areas, they have an average depth of 6m in mountainous areas and 18m in plain.
Peat has long been used, and still is, for domestic heating. It is extracted and then let to dry on place, before being used as a domestic combustible. Three thermal power stations still use peat.
Since it is a poor and unpleasant combustible it is more and more abandoned



Peat bog in Kerry area
Peat bog and dead tree


Sneem is a pretty village, located at the bootom of a small estuary

Ireland is a country of open settlement : there are few villages, but many isolated houses in the countryside or along the roads


Sneem, small village in Kerry peninsula
View on the road of Ring of Kerry

During a visit to Muckross in 1861, Queen Victoria came in this place with her suite and so greatly appreciated the view that is was named "Ladies View".
Killarney National Park, of which initial nucleus was Muckross domain 4500 ha wide, covers today over 10000 ha. Classified in 1981 by UNESCO as a reserve for biosphere, it is a preserved site with an important oak wood, beautiful lakes and mountains, and a prosperous flora due to an exceptionally mild weather



"Ladies view" - Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park

This manor house was built in 1843 by the Herbert family, who had acquired Muckross domain. Of Elizabethan style, it was constructed with Portland stone
Today a state property, it is magnificently decorated, with many references to hunting activities which were one of his proprietaries favorite passtime.



Muckross House
Close view of Muckross House

In an uninhabited and wild environment, Muckross House and its park appear as a beauty parcel won over wild nature
The park around the manor has a breathtaking beauty, with its gardens, its hundred-year-old trees and its flower beds



View on Muckross lake from 1st floor of Muckross House
One of Muckross many gardens


This statue is an homage to Charlie Chaplin who spent with his large family many vacations in Waterville seaside resort


Statue of Charlie Chaplin at Waterville









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