Lakes of Killarney

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Lakes of Killarney
Killarney Lakes november.jpg
Location Killarney, County Kerry
Coordinates 52°2′30″N 9°33′0″W / 52.04167°N 9.55000°W / 52.04167; -9.55000Coordinates: 52°2′30″N 9°33′0″W / 52.04167°N 9.55000°W / 52.04167; -9.55000
Basin countries Ireland
Average depth 13.4 m (44 ft)
Max. depth 60 m (200 ft)
Islands Innisfallen Island

The Lakes of Killarney are a scenic attraction located near Killarney, County Kerry, in Ireland. They consist of three lakes - Lough Leane, Muckross Lake (also called Middle Lake) and Upper Lake.

Lough Leane (from Irish Loch Léin, meaning "lake of learning") is the largest of the three lakes. The River Laune drains Lough Leane to the north-west towards Killorglin and into Dingle Bay.

The lakes lie in a mountain-ringed valley starting in the Black Valley. The mountains include:

Ladies View is a scenic stopping point on the N71 road from Killarney to Kenmare that offers a view of the lakes and valleys.


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