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24 Hours in Killarney

A few friends and I took a last minute trip to Killarney in County Kerry, which is apparently a pretty big tourist area. After arriving pretty late at night, we went for traditional Irish food (I got beef and Guinness stew which was to die for). We stayed in a hostel called Neptune’s (which I totally recommend!) and got up crazy early on Saturday morning to get to Killarney National Park, which was absolutely beautiful. Our first stop was a waterfall pretty far into the park, and then we continued walking towards the Muckross Mansion and Abbey. I definitely feel that I’m fulfilling one of my main reasons for coming to Ireland, which was to see the beautiful landscapes I’ve always heard so much about.¬†Once we were ready to go home, we couldn’t find the shuttle to take us back to the hostel, so we hitched a ride with a horse drawn carriage!

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