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Killarney (Cill Airne, "The church of the sloes") is a town in Co. Kerry, west Ireland. The town is in a deep valley in the MacGillicuddy Reeks, Ireland's largest mountain range, at the side of one of a chain of three large lakes, part of a national park. The town is also famous for its history, as well as the cathedral it is also home to Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey and Innisfallen Island, the location of a ruined monastery.

Because of its natural and historical interest, and its close proximity to the Dingle peninsula, Skelligs and Ring of Kerry it is a popular tourist town.

The population of Killarney as at Census 2002 was 12,087.

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From Spring 2004 to Autumn 2005 Killarney will celebrate 250 years of Irish tourism and the 250th Anniversary of the birth of the town of Killarney.

The 250 year story began with Thomas Fourth Viscount Kenmare who came of age in 1747. He had the vision to attract visitors to Killarney. He developed the town as we know it to-day. He built linen mills.

Writing in 1756 Charles Smith said "The town of Killarney is a small thriving place, being considerably improved, since the minority of the present owner, the Lord Viscount Kenmare, who hath encouraged several inhabitants to settle in it, and hath erected some houses for linen manufacturers about a mile from the town. There are already four great new roads finished to this town. The neighbourhood of the mines offers employment of several people, and will consequently, cause a considerable sum of money to be spent in it."

Richard Pococke visited Killarney in 1749 and returned in 1758. Writing from Killarney on August 31st 1758 he said "It is wonderful to

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