Killarney, Victoria

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Killarney
Victoria
KillarneyShop.JPG
A Shop in town on the Princes Highway
Population793 (2006 census)[1]
Established1800s
Postcode(s)3283
Location
LGA(s)Shire Of Moyne
State electorate(s)South West Coast
Federal Division(s)Wannon

Killarney is a small town in south-western Victoria, located 282 kilometres (175 mi) south-west of Melbourne on the Princes Highway. At the time of the 2006 census the population of the district was 793.[1]

Killarney was most likely named in the 19th century after Killarney in Ireland by Irish settlers. The main produce of the district is dairy farming, but sheep farming, cattle farming and grain farming do take place as well. Killarney has a beach which is accessible via Mahoneys Road. There is a pub, an antiques shop (Shipahoy's Antiques Centre), the restaurant Christopher Grace,[2] and self-contained cottage accommodation in Calgary House and Cottage.[3] The town has a cricket team competing in the Grassmere Cricket Association.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2006 Census QuickStats : Killarney (State Suburb)". Censusdata.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  2. ^ Bell, Hungry. "Christopher Grace Restaurant - Warrnambool - Killarney". Urbanspoon. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ "Calgary House Killarney Self Contained Accommodation on the Great Ocean Road". Calgaryhouse.port-fairy.com. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  4. ^ "Grassmere Cricket Association". Grassmereca.cricketvictoria.com.au. Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-03-11.

Coordinates: 38°20′38″S 142°18′47″E / 38.344°S 142.313°E / -38.344; 142.313