The Southwest Travel Guide
Plan Your The Southwest Vacation
Ever since Killarney was first "discovered" by William Thackeray and Sir Walter Scott, visitors have been searching for superlatives to describe the deep blue lakes, dark green forests, and purple mountainsides of this romantic region. While modern-day tour bus traffic and increased visitor numbers have slightly diminished the experience, the appeal of small-scale lake and mountain scenery, the ever-changing light, and the unusual flora and fauna persist—along with the lingering aroma of turf smoke—and the old tales resurrected by the tour guides continue to cast a unique spell.
For accommodations, the Southwest has some of the great country houses, including Adare Manor in County Limerick; Kenmare's... read more
The Southwest can almost be described as one big culinary hot spot. Kenmare, Dingle, and Killarney all have a high... read more
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