People come to Killarney for the legendary beauty of the lakes, waterfalls, mountain peaks and heart stopping views. And they come for the “craic agus ceol” the good times, the banter, the pubs, live music, and easy Irish charm. The town is on the north-east shore of the largest of the three Lakes of Killarney, Lough Leane or Lake of Learning , where the medieval monks of Inisfallen recorded the earliest history of Ireland. Killarney makes it easy to enjoy nature, to be as active or as laid-back as you choose. There are easy strolls and challenging hikes, trips and tours, bike hires and boat rides. Traditional horse-drawn jaunting cars with their drivers known as “jarveys” wait in the centre of town to take visitors into the National Park. Killarney is a great base for exploring South West Ireland’s three wild Atlantic peninsulas, Dingle, Beara and Iveragh and the world-famous Ring of Kerry. Back in town, the streets are a hive of activity, full of life Irish through and through.