Killarney is surrounded by truly stunning scenery. Every year, visitors explore the world-famous Killarney National Park, enjoying its mountains and lakes, as well as the hidden stories that cover every corner. Lake Killarney, Lake Leane, Lake Moucross, and Lake Upper play key roles in the development of the town’s story. Some of the earliest human activity in the area is found on Ross Island in Lough Leane, where Bronze Age people mined copper nearly four thousand years ago and created some of Ireland’s earliest metal weapons and tools. Copper exported from the Copper mine on Ross Island was discovered in May and Bronze Age artefacts were found throughout the British Isles. There is a well-marked mining trail on Ross Island, and more evidence of prehistoric history can be found in the Killarney Valley.
The Upper lake (174 hectares) is surrounded by thick forest and shady, with limestone caves on the east bank. There is a wide river connecting the middle Lake (275 hectares), there are more than 30 small islands and the Inisfallen island is home to a ninth-century monastery. Waterways connect the lower lake (2,024 hectares, known as Leane Lake). Lower lake area is the largest, there are many islands, and there are ancient castle ruins. The lake is surrounded by mountains and is a famous scenic spot as a tourist resort.
A video clip has led scientists to believe that an unknown creature lives underwater in Killarney lake, one of Ireland’s deepest lakes, the Sun reported. Jonathan Dawns, 50, photographed the ‘creature’ at Loch Killarney in County Kelly, Ireland. A few years ago, sonar detected the presence of a giant creature in Lake Macrose, also in Kelly County. “Ever since the discovery of the lake with sonar about six years ago, there have been a lot of strange images coming out, time and time again,” said Pet Frey, head of wildlife and National Parks. Killarney lake has a lot in common with Loch Ness, the famous “land of the Water Monster”. They are deep lakes with fish that are similar to each other, like arctic salmon.