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Subject: [Irish Genealogy] "By Killarney's Lakes And Fells" (Co. Kerry) -Edmund O'ROURKE, b. Dublin 1814 (pseud.Edmund FALCONER)
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:01:37 +0000 (UTC)
BY KILLARNEY'S LAKES AND FELLS
By Killarney's lakes and fells,
Em'rald isles and winding bays,
Mountain paths, and woodland dells
Memory ever fondly strays;
Bounteous nature loves all lands;
Beauty wanders everywhere
Footprints leaves on many strands,
But her home is surely there.
Angels fold their wings and rest
In that Eden of the west,
Beauty's home, Killarney,
-- Edmund O'Rourke - Actor, poet, theatre manager, songwriter, playwright (stage name Edmund Falconer.) Killarney (Irish: Cill Airne , meaning "church of sloes, is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is located north of the MacGillicuddy Reeks, on the northeastern shore of the Lough Lein/Leane which are part of Killarney National Park. The town and its surrounding region are home to St. Mary's Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Abbey, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall and the Gap of Dunloe. Killarney was awarded the prestigious "Best Kept Town" award in 2007 in a cross-border competition jointly organised by the Department of the Environment and the Northern Ireland Amenity Council. Owing to its natural heritage, history and proximity to the Dingle Peninsula, Skellig Michael island and its location on the Ring of Kerry, Killarney is a popular tourist destination.