BRICKEEN BRIDGE, KILLARNEY

From Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900)

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Description of County Kerry | O'Connell Chapel, Cahirciveen | Muckross Abbey | Brickeen Bridge, Killarney | Glena Cottage, Killarney | Derrycunnihy Cottage, Killarney | Kenmare Convent | Kerry Map

BRICKEEN BRIDGE, DERRYCUNNIHY COTTAGE, AND GLENA COTTAGE, KILLARNEY.—It is unnecessary to more than allude to the world-famed Lakes of Killarney. They have been at once the delight and the despair of the tourist. The marvelous, ever-changing scenery of the locality, the beauty, grandeur and sublimity of everything around this enchanting spot have defied such word-painters as Wordsworth, Scott, and Macaulay, who declare that no language can adequately describe their wondrous loveliness and fascinations. The lakes, which are three in number, the Upper, Torc, and Lower, were renowned from the most remote times for their natural beauty, and after the introduction of Christianity, for the number and extent of their monasteries, churches, and schools. Derrycunnihy, which gives its name to one of the most beautiful of cascades, is a favorite meet for the hunt; Glena Cottage, built by the earls of Kenmare for the accommodation of strangers, is situated in the midst of the most enchanting scenery; and Brickeen Bridge spans by a single arch the stream dividing Muckross Peninsula from Brickeen Island.

Brickeen Bridge, Kerry

Brickeen Bridge, Killarney

Description of County Kerry | O'Connell Chapel, Cahirciveen | Muckross Abbey | Brickeen Bridge, Killarney | Glena Cottage, Killarney | Derrycunnihy Cottage, Killarney | Kenmare Convent | Kerry Map

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