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Rose of Tralee and Kerry Heritage Week


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The month of August is always a rambunctious month because we here in Kerry like to pack as much as we can into it before we wave goodbye to yet another summer. The 2013 edition is no different and there’s plenty to get excited about for the rest of this month. First there’s the Rose of Tralee festival. Always a favourite, the Rose of Tralee is in its 6th decade of existence and still as popular with the grannies of Ireland as it has always been. The festival kicks off this Friday with the ...

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Lesser Spotted Killarney: The Copper Mines


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If you’re a bit sick of the crowds around Muckross House or you want to avoid the throngs of people that engulf Ross Castle on a busy day, you should nip down to the Copper Mines. The Copper Mines are one of Killarney’s best kept secrets. They’re nestled in the bosom of a dense, deciduous forest that seems very removed from the usual hustle and bustle of Killarney. They’re only a short distance from Ross Castle however so you should have no problems finding them. There are two ...

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The sun is ACTUALLY shining – So let’s get walking.

Alrighty, after what felt like three months of perennial and torrential rain, Mother Nature has finally decided to cut Killarney some slack show off her brighter side. We’ve basked in lustrous sunshine for the past two days and while the future is unknown and unpredictable, let’s make the most of it while we can. With that in mind, you probably want to experience Killarney in all her majestic wonder now it’s not wet, soggy and mucky and you’re in luck. A new lake and woodland t ...

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