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Escorted Rail Tours to Killarney

One of Ireland's most popular destinations

Situated amongst the sublime scenery of Killarney National Park, the town of Killarney also boasts a rich history, and is one of Ireland's most popular tourist destinations. Much of the town's history was closely associated with religious settlements. One of the earliest in the region, the monastery on nearby Inisfallen Island, was founded in the 7th century and increased the town's population. Killarney soon became a focus for Christianity for much of the surrounding region, and many more churches were built in the vicinity.

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The Enchanting Emerald Isle
(14 reviews)
2020MayJunSep
9 days from
£1,645 pp
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The Enchanting Emerald Isle
Mrs M Hemmelman
“The Enchanting Emerald Isle trip was very good. We enjoyed the places visited, but would like to have had more time in Dublin. The guided tours (Jameson, Kilmainham Gaol, Titanic Experience and Glen Keen Farm) were excellent, except for the guide picked up in Dublin--she was knowledgeable, but did nothing at the Book of Kells. The Royal Marine Hotel had excellent service, great rooms, and very accommodating personnel as did the Innisfallen. The Oriel left a lot to be desired. The Ardilaun was okay. The bus driver, Dan, was excellent!!! I understand the amount of people for the trip was doubled at the last minute, which wasn't fair for us or the tour manager. Excellent help in setting up the trip and answering our questions from Great Rail Journeys. Thank you.

The Irish Lake District

In the 17th century Viscount Kenmare began to develop the town as a tourist centre. Many people already knew of the town as a religious site, but were curious to see what was being described as the "Irish Lake District". Tourists were soon won over by the area's outstanding beauty and natural attractions; the coming of the railway only enhanced Killarney's prosperity, and its status as Ireland's ultimate attraction was sealed when Queen Victoria visited in 1861.

Having enjoyed a celebrated reputation to this day, the quaint town of Killarney has many charms and is a very popular base for exploring some of Ireland's most attractive landscapes, fanning out from the town.

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